The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act is a no-fault legislative system designed to compensate employees who get injured on the job. The Act is complex and confusing to an injured worker who can quickly become overwhelmed in the process, while trying to heal and make ends meet with reduced or no pay from the date of injury.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident and injuries, the types of North Carolina workers’ compensation benefits you may receive include compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs (physical therapy, psychological services, vocational services)
- Anticipated medical expenses
- Lost wages and lost productivity
In the case of a fatal workplace accident, your family may obtain a death benefit. If it can be shown that the injured workers’ employer or another party involved in the incident failed to follow established safety rules and regulations, a lawsuit may ask a court to award punitive damages.
At Oxendine Barnes & Associates PLLC, we have over 15 years of experience working in this complex and important area of law. Our attorneys have formerly represented the employers and insurance companies, and we utilize that knowledge to help injured workers navigate this often frustrating process to ensure the client receives the maximum benefits provided under the Act.
If you have been injured on the job, contact us today at (919) 848-4333 for a free consultation.