In theory, North Carolina's workers' compensation system is set up for the protection of injured workers. In practice, injured workers are too often victimized by profit-motivated insurance companies and employers.
However, the law can still work for you. It's our job to ensure that it does. While our attorneys cannot promise you a specific result, we do know the law, and we know that you have a number of rights that must be protected.
These rights include:
- You may retain a lawyer to help with your claim. You are not entitled to one and one will not be provided to you, but you have the right to hire an attorney.
- You cannot be fired or in any way retaliated against for filing a workers' comp claim
- You can appeal an initial claims denial
- Even at-fault employees can pursue compensation- the state has a no-fault workers' comp law
This is not an exhaustive list of your rights, of course. You have extensive protections under the law. But someone has to ensure that you actually receive those protections, and that's where our attorneys come in.
If you live in North Carolina and you want a workers' compensation attorney who will always protect your rights, please call White & Stradley, PLLC today at 919-863-9397 for a free consultation.