Under North Carolina law, Morganton-area employees who deliberately injure themselves in an effort to get workers' compensation benefits are ineligible for those benefits. The state has an obvious interest in preventing workers from hurting themselves in order to avoid work and collect benefits.
As such, your employer or its insurance company might try and argue that your injury was self-inflicted. This is relatively rare, but it's important to understand that these companies will look out for their bottom line at all times.
At White & Stradley, PLLC, we have decades of experience investigating accidents and fighting for injured workers in Morganton and across the state. We understand the state's workers' compensation law and we know the tactics insurance companies will use to try and prevent you from receiving the benefits to which you're entitled.
If a party alleges that you caused your own injury, we will make a strong case on your behalf. We will make sure your side is heard and that you have every chance to pursue the compensation that is rightfully yours as a victim of a workplace accident.
If you're a resident of Morganton or any North Carolina community and you want to speak to a workers' compensation lawyer about your case, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today for a free consultation.