5 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Workers Compensation Claim
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Could I be eligible for workers’ comp if the injury was my fault?
The other day, someone in North Carolina called me who had made a mistake and injured themselves on the job. Their employer tried to tell them that because they were at fault, the plant didn’t have to cover it. Everybody can make mistakes. Sometimes the mistakes are because the plant didn’t train you as well as they should have to begin with, so it may not even be your fault.
The bottom line is this; North Carolina is a no-fault workers’ compensation system. It doesn’t depend on who was at fault; it depends on how you got hurt and what your relationship to the activity you were doing when you got hurt is to your workplace and you benefiting your employer. That’s what determines what is covered under North Carolina workers’ compensation law. The fact that it might have been your fault is really not relevant.
If your employer is telling you that, they’re simply trying to pull the wool over your eyes. You need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to deal with an employer that would try to trick you like that. We know all the employer tricks. We’ve seen all of them. We’ve been practicing workers’ compensation law since 1990. Feel free to call our office and we will be glad to help you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured at work in North Carolina and have questions about being partially at fault for a workplace injury? Contact experienced Richmond County, NC worker’ 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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