On this blog we often discuss how complicated and tedious a workers' compensation claim can be for injured employees in Morganton and around North Carolina. Of course, it's often a pain for employers as well. There's paperwork to fill out, insurance companies to notify and, in many cases, higher insurance premiums to pay.
So it can seem like a mutually advantageous arrangement when your employer offers you money and time off in order to convince you not to file for workers' comp. However, you do not want to accept any offer without first consulting with our experienced workers' comp lawyers.
Remember this at all times: however kind or generous your employer is, its first priority is to itself and its interests. It can make a legitimate, good faith offer to you in the aftermath of your injury that is still not in your best interests.
Yes, a workers' comp claim is tedious. But it can be worth it if you stick with it, jump through the administrative hoops and have an attorney on your side with a firm understanding of workers' comp law. Do not sign away your rights to the benefits you deserve in an attempt to win your employer's approval.
If you live in Morganton or any other North Carolina community and you need help with your workers' comp claim, please call White & Stradley, PLLC today at 1-919-863-9397 for a free consultation.