If you search online, you will find thousands of North Carolina workers’ compensation cases that have ended up in the courts. In a simple workers’ compensation case where you are able to return to work fairly quickly and have no permanent injury, you probably don’t need a workers’ comp attorney. However, if there are any disputes regarding medical treatment, benefits to be paid (for example, the calculation of the average weekly wage), you are not able to return to your prior position at the same rate of pay, or if a third-party was responsible for your injury, you may wish to consult with a North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney to learn your rights.
You should also speak to an attorney if you discover that your employer was supposed to provide workers’ compensation insurance but has not purchased coverage. Unfortunately, research done in early 2012 showed that many North Carolina employers are not purchasing workers’ compensation insurance as required by law. In many cases, they are not caught until an employee is injured on the job and applies for workers’ comp benefits, only to discover that coverage is not available. If you have questions about your claim or discover that your employer is not following the law, you may wish to consult with an attorney to protect your rights. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Merritt Webb handle cases in Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Fayetteville and elsewhere in North Carolina. They would be happy to speak with you. Contact Merritt Webb today.