Elizabeth City, NC Workers' Compensation Lawyer
Most employers try to provide a safe workplace for their employees. Unfortunately, even in the safest of work places, accidents still sometimes happen. If you have been injured on the job, then you may qualify under your employers insurance for workers' compensation.
Workers' compensation can cover:
- Medical Expenses
- Disability Payments
- Lump Sum Compensation
- Lost Wages
- Death Benefits
What do I do if I have been injured on the job?
In North Carolina, all employers with three or more employees must carry compensation insurance. If injured, you should report the injury to your employer and the NC Industrial Commission immediately. Once reported, your employer should provide you with a workers' compensation claim to complete and submit. You may lose your right to compensation if you do not file your claim with the industrial commission in a timely manner, even though you may be receiving compensation.
What if my claim is denied?
Often, aggressive insurance companies will reject a legitimate claim in order to cut costs and increase profits. Insurers can deny your claim by saying you do not qualify, or your injury was not severe enough. Sometimes employers may also dispute a claim, or not carry insurance. When this happens, you need to speak to attorney Joseph H. Forbes Jr., who has over 25 years of experience protecting the rights of workers. He can make sure that you get the full compensation to which you are entitled. Just call Joe.Want to know more about what Joe can do for you? Check out our Workers' Compensation Case Histories.