When we think of workers' compensation, we tend to think of significant physical injuries suffered by employees performing arduous physical labor – construction workers, warehouse employees and those employed in industrial fields – and this is undoubtedly a big part of what workers' comp does. However, white collar employees, while not physically stressed in the same way, still face some workplace dangers. An office worker can still suffer an injury.
Fortunately, workers' compensation covers these employees. Under North Carolina's workers' compensation law, every company in the state with at least three employees must carry workers' comp insurance. This means even white collar, office-based companies are covered, as are their employees.
White collar workers can still slip on wet tile, contract occupational diseases or take a bad fall while on company property. Office jobs can even come with risks such as repetitive strain, travel-related injuries, and exposure to harmful chemicals. No matter your occupation, if you have sustained an injury while performing work duties, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and related expenses.
The Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers at White & Stradley are here to help – from your initial filing through your full recovery – to ensure you are treated with respect, afforded the space and time you need to recover, and provided the benefits you are entitled to during your time away from work.
If you're a resident of Raleigh, Charlotte, Greenville, North Carolina, and you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC online or by calling 919-863-9397 to schedule a free and informative consultation right away.