Workers' Compensation Lawyers
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If you were injured on the job, your life is suddenly filled with uncertainty and hardship. The complete or partial loss of a paycheck usually accompanies pain and a disabling injury after an accident. Bills start piling up, and when you can't work, there is no way to meet expenses.
We've seen the physical, psychological, and financial effects of work injuries on hardworking people and their families. Our lawyers are passionate, offering 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 get your life back. To get the compensation you deserve, call today at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online.
Secrets 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 in North and South Carolina vary and it is important that you speak to one of our workers’ compensation lawyers that practice in your particular state. Here are seven things you should know regarding your rights under workers' compensation law:
For additional information regarding North Carolina’s workers’ compensation law, please visit the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s website.
For additional information regarding South Carolina’s workers’ compensation law, please visit the South Carolina Industrial Commission’s website.
What's Covered by Workers' Compensation?
If you suffered an injury, illness, disease, or death while on the job, you have the right to file a workers' compensation claim to seek medical and monetary benefits for workers’ compensation benefits. However, not all conditions are 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 compensation for is based on either the degree of impairment of your injured body part, the amount of wages that you are able to 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 can potentially 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 Happens If a Workers' Compensation Claim Is Denied?
It's essential to speak with an attorney who is experienced with workers' compensation appeals, as the process can be complicated. Call us at 800-533-6845 or complete our free case evaluation form online to schedule a free consultation.
Why You Need a Workers' Compensation Attorney
Although workers' compensation claims generally do not require court hearings, this doesn't mean that you don't need sound legal advice regarding your rights. If, however, the injury is severe or there is a dispute about your claim or the amount of money you are owed, you will need a workers' compensation lawyer to protect your rights. While we try to help you avoid unnecessary controversy, sometimes we will need to represent you in hearings before an Administrative Law Judge and further to the Appellate Courts.
At Grimes Teich Anderson, we take pride in our ability to serve all our clients with personalized care and top-quality legal advice. For over forty years, our law firm has helped clients obtain 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 the Carolinas
Workers' compensation laws are confusing, but you don't have to fight for the benefits you deserve alone. 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 dedicated to helping injured workers maximize their benefits.