Injured On The Job? We Can Help!
When you are hurt or injured on the job or develop a disease or disability caused by the duties you have been performing, you may have a Workers Compensation claim. North Carolina has specific laws to handle Workers Compensation claims and they can be complicated and tricky.
Under the law you, the employee, have several rights. However, along with those rights there are several responsibilities and requirements that must be met to keep your claim open. Did you know that if you fail to meet any one of your responsibilities your benefits can be delayed for years or even worse, your claim can be terminated without you receiving any benefits at all?
Why get a lawyer?
From the date of your injury by accident, you only have 30 days to give your employer notice of the accident and filing a North Carolina Industrial Commission Form 18. The Form 18 is the official form in filing your claim. You may have told your employer about your injury, but if the information is not communicated to the right person, in the right way, no record may exist as to who you told and when you told them. Often times you may not fully understand the seriousness of your injury during this crucial period of time. But if you fail to give proper notice, you claim may be lost forever, leaving you unable to work and with no source of income.
Attorney McIver is experienced in handling Workers Compensations claims and will make sure that your claim is filed in a timely manner. Even if you are not sure whether you have a claim, call us. Regardless of who is at fault, Workers Compensation benefits cover ALL job related accidents and injuries. At the Law Offices of Roderick T McIver, initial Workers Compensation consultations are always free of charge.
Why Shouldn’t I Handle This Myself?
Workers Compensation claims are complicated. They don’t have the same rules as a typical negligence claim. There are specific laws in the State of North Carolina that govern workplace injuries and occupational diseases that have a Workers Compensation claim.
The Industrial Commission in the State of North Carolina handles and administers Workers Compensation claims, as well as tort claims against the State. The Industrial Commission requires specific forms and documents to be used in the administration of claims. Filing the wrong document or failing to return a document in a timely fashion can be disastrous to your claim.
The McIver Law Firm has represented hundreds of injured workers across the state. Attorney Roderick McIver has extensive experience in handling Workers Compensation claims, having argued and won claims on all levels of the of the Industrial Commission Hearings Court, all the way up to the North Carolina Supreme Court. He is committed to assisting you and your family and ensuring that you receive all the benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Filing a Workers Compensation claim and securing your benefits can be a complicated process. Don’t take chances with your family’s future. Let Attorney Roderick McIver work on your behalf to ensure that your rights are protected, and that your maximum and fair compensation is received.
What Kinds Of Injuries Are Covered Under Workers Compensation?
Workers Compensation injuries and illnesses may include back injuries, neck injuries, brain injuries, shoulder injuries, eye or head injuries and even disfigurement and death. It can include occupational diseases and impairments such as respiratory difficulties resulting from asbestos exposure, carpal tunnel syndrome, and hearing loss. Accidents at the workplace such as thermal or chemical burns, toxic exposure, electrocution, and even injuries from assaults and psychological injuries may be eligible for compensation.
Attorney McIver provides initial consultations at no charge. He will also come to your home, if that is more convenient for you. The McIver Law Firm represents injured individuals and their families statewide, in any city or county within North Carolina.
What Can I Expect In Benefits?
While each case is different, benefits can include:
- Payment of your medical expenses and medical supplies related to your claim.
- Reimbursement for prescription medications,
- Payment of compensation for days you miss from work to disability related to your claim (temporary total disability benefits),
- Reimbursement of travel expenses (mileage),
- Compensation for any disability you will retain for the rest of your life —even if you are able to return to work (permanent partial disability benefits),
- Benefits for the rest of your life if you cannot return to work (permanent and total disability benefits),
- Payment for scars or other physical disfigurements,
- Job training or vocational assistance in returning to the same or other employment,
- Death benefits if an employee has died as a result of a work related injury.
What Should I Do Next?
Give Attorney Roderick McIver a call at 336-727-9886 to set up an appointment for a free consultation, or send him an e-mail. Let the McIver Law Firm handle your Workers Compensation Claim. At the McIver Law Firm, “Your best interest is our only interest!”