Can I collect workers’ compensation if I was injured while driving to work? Not all North Carolina on the job injuries actually happen on the job. In some instances, you may be entitled to seek compensation for injuries that occurred while traveling for business. Typically, you cannot collect workers’ compensation for injuries caused in a motor vehicle accident on your way to work, but the attorneys at White & Stradley can help you determine if you have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. What injuries qualify for workers’ compensation? Any on the job injury can qualify for workers’ compensation. This can include common workplace injuries such as broken bones, burn injuries, and head trauma. It can also include repetitive injuries or illness due to exposure. What if I caused my injury? Unless you caused your injury on purpose or were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are eligible for workers’ compensation even if you were responsible for your accident. North Carolina is a no-fault state. This means that you are entitled to benefits for any on the job injury. Can my employer try to disprove my eligibility? Your employer may challenge your workers’ compensation claim. This is one of the many reasons it is so important to seek legal advice before filing for workers’ compensation. Our experienced attorneys will work with you every step of the way to help ensure you are granted all of the benefits you are entitled to. If you have questions about your eligibility for workers’ compensation in Raleigh, Durham, Goldsboro, Greenville, Kinston, Lumberton, Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, or Tarboro, North Carolina, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC to schedule an informative consultation today.
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