Workplace injuries often jeopardize a person's financial as well as career future. If you've been injured on the job in North Carolina, it's important to hire a workers' compensation attorney who understands the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act (N.C. General Statute Chapter 97).
Fact: Workers' compensation is a type of mandatory business insurance to provide employees who become injured or ill while on the job with medical coverage and income replacement. Worker's compensation insurance is designed to protect a company from being sued by employees for the workplace conditions that caused such an injury or illness.
North Carolina law provides that injured workers are to be paid two-thirds of their average weekly wage while out of work due to an on-the-job injury. In addition to weekly benefits while out of work, an employer is responsible for paying for medical treatment and any permanent impairment rating that is recommended by your authorized treating physician. Employers and insurance companies often try to limit compensation paid to an injured employee.
Our attorneys can help you navigate your claim and ensure you receive the maximum benefits you are entitled to by law. If you have suffered an injury while at work and would like to speak with a lawyer, you can reach our firm toll free at 800-977-3077.
Our workers' compensation lawyers work with injured workers all over the state ensuring our clients' claims are properly filed and handled. When injured on the job in North Carolina, you have two years to file your workers' compensation claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Filing a claim as soon as possible after an injury can improve your chances of a favorable outcome, so do not delay speaking with a lawyer. When workers' compensation claims are denied, our lawyers handle appeals through the North Carolina Industrial Commission, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and North Carolina Supreme Court.
What is Workers' Compensation?
- wage replacement
- medical treatment
- payment for permanent impairment
- payment for travel reimbursement, attendant or other services
COMMON INJURY CAUSES
What injuries or diseases are covered?
Almost all types of physical injuries and industrial illnesses are covered by workers' compensation. Commonly conditions include:
- Repetitive motion injuries (Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome, etc.)
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Occupational diseases
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
Can my employer fire me over workers' compensation claim?
The testimonial below is of a client who faced a similar situation.
What if a death occurs as a result of a workplace injury or occupational disease?
Rather than collecting workers' compensation, may I bring a lawsuit against my employer?
What are the vocational rehabilitation rights of injured workers?
SETTLEMENTS & SUCCESS STORIES
The attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates have an exceptional record of success in workers' compensation cases and appeals:
- Campbell v. Garda USA, Inc.
Summary: In a denied workers’ compensation case, the Court of Appeals agreed with the Full Commission’s award of attorney’s fees as a sanction against the Defendant Employer for discovery violations and remanded to the Full Commission for further findings consistent with their holding.
Court of Appeals Opinion:https://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/?c=2&pdf=33658
- Myers v. Ben Mynatt Chevrolet Cadillac
Summary: An employer wrongfully denied a long-time employee’s back injury as a compensable workers’ compensation injury.
Court of Appeals Opinion:https://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/?c=2&pdf=29937
Outcome: The North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed the North Carolina Industrial Commission's finding that our client was temporarily totally disabled and was to be awarded the full commission of compensation for his back injury.
- Holloway v. CV Indus., Inc.
Summary: An injured client who could no longer take care of herself due to her work-related injury was denied reimbursement of attendant care services by her employer and their insurance company.
Court of Appeals Opinion:http://appellate.nccourts.org/opinions/?c=2&pdf=29475
Outcome: The North Carolina Court of Appeals affirmed our client's reimbursement for past attendant care services as required by the North Carolina Industrial Commission.