These days, there are many people in America – including many in North Carolina – who are happy to have a job. The economic condition in our country this year has been stressed, to say the least. Unfortunately, the workplace isn’t always the safest place to be. Each year thousands of people are injured on the job in North Carolina. When an injury like this occurs, workers are oftentimes looking for answers.
Your right to workers’ compensation
Fortunately, most workers in North Carolina are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer an on-the-job injury. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule. But, for the most part, injured workers can apply to receive these benefits, which can help to replace some of the income you lose when you are unable to return to work as you recover from the injury.
However, the unfortunate reality is that applying for and being approved to receive workers’ compensation benefits can oftentimes be a complicated and drawn-out process. Your application certainly is not just “rubber stamped” for approval. This is why many injured workers feel the need to get the right legal information about the options in their own unique situations prior to and during the application process.
At our law firm, we do our best to attempt to make sure that our clients have the information they need to make good decisions as they go through the workers’ compensation application process. And, in the event the claim is denied, we also work with clients during the appeals process. For more information, please visit the workers’ compensation overview section of our law firm’s website.