With the holiday season looming, it's important to remember safety and discipline in the office. Routines tend to slacken a bit during the holidays as everyone starts thinking about Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas presents. But if you're a Greenville-area employee, make sure you exercise all due diligence at work. Nothing can ruin the holiday season quite like a workers' comp claim.
And while North Carolina's winter climate isn't particularly severe, snow and sleet aren't unusual this time of year. Take it slowly going to and from work, and remember that the state's workers' compensation law does not cover injuries suffered on your commute.
Still, we understand that accidents do happen at work. Fortunately, North Carolina's workers' comp system is no-fault, which means that you are eligible for compensation benefits even if you made a mistake that contributed to your accident.
That said, while we believe passionately in pursuing compensation for injured employees in Greenville and throughout the state, it's always far better to stay out of the system altogether by staying healthy. Keep safe by keeping your mind on the job, especially if you work in an environment with a high level of physical stress and danger.
Your family wants you home safe, and so do we.
If you've been the victim of an on-the-job accident in the Greenville, North Carolina area, you'll need help filing for workers' comp. Please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today for a free consultation.