Many of our Greenville-area clients were initially reluctant to file for workers' compensation because they feared retribution, up to and including losing their jobs. North Carolina law forbids such retribution.
Put simply, you cannot get fired for pursuing workers' compensation.
Other forms of retribution, such as a decrease in hours or a denial of an earned promotion, are also prohibited by law. You have a right to file for workers' compensation benefits without fear of retaliation.
However, we understand that retribution still occurs. Employers find unique and creative ways of punishing employees who file for workers' compensation. You need a skilled attorney to protect you from such machinations.
Our attorneys provide such protections. We don't let our clients get victimized by unethical and unseemly retaliatory tactics. We represent you throughout the process.
If you live in the Greenville, North Carolina area and you're considering filing a workers' compensation claim, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today for a free consultation.