Rutherfordton Workers' Compensation Lawyers
In Your Most Trying Times, Our Attorneys Can Provide Peace Of Mind.
An injury on the job can turn your entire world upside down. On top of pain and suffering, you may be left with partial or complete loss of a paycheck. Bills start to accumulate, and when you can't work, you start to worry about how you will make ends meet.
We've seen firsthand the physical, psychological, and financial effects work injuries can have on people and their families. Our passionate lawyers approach each case as if it were their own and offer skilled legal representation to preserve your workers' compensation rights. Whether you suffered an injury on the job in North Carolina or South Carolina, we'll help you on the road to recovery. Call our office today at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online to speak with one of our workers' compensation attorneys for free.
What The Insurance Company Doesn't Want You To Know
When it comes to workers' compensation claims, what you don't know could cost you. Workers' Compensation laws vary between the Carolinas, so it's important to understand your rights under the law. When seeking workers' compensation benefits, here are seven things you should know regarding your rights under workers' compensation laws:
- You could be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits even if you are the one who caused your injury.
- In North Carolina, the workers' compensation insurance company may have as little as 30 days to decide once you have properly filed your claim.
- You may be able to receive compensation for medical prescriptions, mileage, and other travel expenses.
- You might be eligible to receive benefits for a particular injury even if you had a previous injury in that same area.
- You may be owed workers' compensation for scarring and permanent injuries.
For more information about North Carolina's workers' compensation law, please visit the North Carolina Industrial Commission's website.
For more information about South Carolina's workers' compensation law, please visit the South Carolina Industrial Commission's website.
What Does Workers' Compensation Cover?
If you suffered an injury or contracted an illness while on the job, you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim to seek medical and monetary benefits. However, not all conditions are immediately covered under workers' compensation.
Medical expenses, lost wages, retraining, and vocational rehabilitation may be covered under workers' compensation. In North Carolina, usually, your award for lost earnings will equal about two-thirds of your gross income, which is averaged from a period before the date of injury. South Carolina's workers' compensation is based on either the degree of impairment of your injured body part, the amount of wages that you can earn after your accident, or whether you are unable to ever work again as a result of your injuries. Additionally, an injured worker or surviving family member may be able to sue a third party whose negligence contributed directly to an injury or wrongful death. This could be a person, company, or manufacturer, other than your employer, that caused your work accident.
What To Do If My Workers' Compensation Claim Is Denied?
It's critical to speak with an attorney who is well-versed in workers' compensation appeals, as the process can be challenging to navigate alone. Call us at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online to schedule a free consultation.
Why Should I Hire A Workers' Compensation Attorney?
Although your workers' compensation claim may not require a court hearing, that doesn't mean that you don't need sound legal advice to protect your best interests. If the injury is severe or there is a dispute about your claim or the amount of money you are owed, you will likely need a workers' compensation lawyer to advocate for you. While we aim to avoid unnecessary conflict, sometimes, we will need to represent you in hearings before the Deputy Commissioner and further. This is to ensure that you're getting the best possible chance at recovery.
At Grimes Teich Anderson, we take pride in our unique ability to serve all our clients with personalized attention, care, and top-quality legal advice. For over 40 years, our law firm has helped clients recover the compensation they are entitled to under the law for their workplace injuries.* Let us help you too. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and answers to your questions.
We Fight for The Hardworking People in Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Workers' compensation laws are complicated, but you don't have to fend for yourself for the benefits you need and deserve. Contact Grimes Teich Anderson and ask for your free consultation to speak with a workers' compensation attorney. With office locations throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, our attorneys are determined to help injured workers maximize their benefits and get them on the road to recovery.