What Benefits Are Available Through Workers’ Compensation?
In today’s adverse economy and highly competitive job market, being injured at work can seem like a catastrophic setback. Even though workers’ compensation benefits may be essential for supporting your personal needs and your family, some people hesitate to file a valid claim — and those that do are often met with denials, delays and other serious obstacles.
At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., you can work with a longstanding Cary workers’ comp benefits attorney who will provide honest, forthright counsel and a determined effort to help you get all the financial support you need as efficiently as possible. Since 1994, we have focused our energies on helping the injured throughout the Raleigh-Durham area and statewide in North Carolina.
Counsel And Action To Support Your Health And Financial Needs
The full extent of workers’ compensation benefits you can receive depends primarily on the nature of your work-related injury or occupational disease and how long you will be disabled from work. The system is focused on compensation for real, quantifiable economic losses and thus you may benefit from payment of:
- All reasonably necessary medical expenses to treat the injury and lessen your disability
- Benefit checks for approximately two-thirds of your average weekly wage (AWW) if you are judged to be disabled from work for seven days or more
- Compensation for reduced earning capacity if an injured person determined to have a lasting total or partial disability cannot earn the same wages after returning to work
- The costs of vocational retraining if necessary to help you return to the workforce in a different capacity
- An additional lump sum settlement in exchange for agreeing not to pursue additional benefits or reopen the case if the condition worsens later
Contact Our Caring And Experienced Lawyer
We provide informed guidance throughout the work comp claims process and skilled, tenacious advocacy in negotiations, hearings and appeals. On numerous occasions, our firm has also identified and pursued viable “third-party” personal injury claims based on the negligence of someone other than the injury victim’s employer.
Whatever your specific concerns about workers’ compensation benefits and your rights under North Carolina law, you can contact us for a free consultation. We want to make the system work for you and obtain the compensation you deserve, saving you pain and stress along the way.