It's every employee's nightmare: a workplace injury that results in permanent disability. You're no longer able to work and earn a living. Many of your hobbies are forever taken from you. The tragic reality is that this happens far too often in North Carolina and across the country.
Fortunately, workers' compensation can help. Money can't solve all of the problems associated with permanent disability, but it can make your life better in noticeable, measurable ways. And you have a right to that compensation.
There are four categories of disability benefits under state law. The most relevant to this discussion is total and permanent disability. These benefits are reserved for accident victims who have suffered a total disability that will last for the rest of their lives.
The calculation of weekly benefits will depend on your wages at the time of your injury. Under North Carolina's workers' compensation system, you will be entitled to 2/3 of your average weekly wages for the rest of your life.
These benefits will prove invaluable in the aftermath of a permanent disability. Our lawyers understand just how important these benefits are and will not flag in our pursuit of what you are entitled to.
If you live in North Carolina and you need workers' compensation, please call White & Stradley, PLLC today at 919-863-9397 or contact us online for a free consultation.