Workplace injuries can cause life changing disabilities. Watch this video to learn how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve after you are hurt at work.
What should I do if I get hurt at work?
The other day I had a client that called me from North Carolina, saying they wanted to know what to do. They had just gotten injured the day before at work. I told them they immediately needed to report that injury to their employer so that we could document that the injury actually occurred. I also mentioned to them that they needed to get medical attention so that the medical professionals could document the injury. You may even need to go to your own personal doctor to get this injury documented right away. You get the injury documented, for all of the injuries, starting from your head and working your way down to your toes. One reason you have to do this is because if you go to a company doctor, the company doctors aren’t going to be as helpful.
These are some of the things I think you need to do, and then call an attorney right away. It’s very important because there are some written notifications that you also have to do in North Carolina within 30 days, and I’ll be glad to help you with that. Feel free to call my office and we’ll help you in every way we can.
The Benefits of Workers Compensation
Workers compensation is for anyone who was hurt when they were at work or doing something within the tasks of their job. That could be a slip and fall in an office, a car accident on the way to a client’s house, a construction accident, etc. Workers compensation exists to give you benefits that cover the damages of your claim. That includes lost wages from missed time at work, medical expenses, rehab, therapy, and more. Any expense incurred because of this accident can be evaluated into your compensation.
Workers compensation can be awarded for countless types of injuries. A frequent type of accident is obviously construction and industrial sites that cause serious injuries. It’s not always those types of workers though. Perhaps you were moving stock at a store and fell off a ladder. You can get workers compensation for that. You could also get workers compensation if you were an administrator who tripped over cables in the office and hurt yourself. Workplace injuries don’t discriminate.
When you have been hurt at work, it is essential that you work quickly to get to a lawyer and start working on building a strong case right away.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured at work in North Carolina and have questions about being hurt at work? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC a workers’ compensation lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
We will fight for you and your family.
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