We tend to talk about workers' compensation in terms of the injured worker's responsibility: what you have to do after the injury, who you have to see, what forms you to have to file and so on. However, it's important to remember that responsibility is a two-way street.
Your employer has significant responsibilities under North Carolina's workers' comp law, and it must uphold those responsibilities or it could face legal action. If you believe your employer is not fulfilling their duties, call our Charlotte workers’ comp lawyers at 919-844-0400 to learn how we can help.
The first and most basic of your employer’s responsibilities is to carry workers compensation insurance. Under state law, every company with more than three full-time employees must carry such insurance. In effect, this means that, with very few exceptions, almost every business must be covered by workers compensation insurance in North Carolina.
Once you are hurt, your employer must:
- Report the injury to its insurance company, as well as all relevant state and federal agencies
- Provide you with the proper paperwork as soon as they're notified of the injury
- Maintain proper records of all work-related injuries and illnesses
If your employer fails in any of these responsibilities, your workers’ compensation claim may be delayed or denied. Our North Carolina workers’ comp lawyers are here to help protect you against delays and denials, and to ensure you are provided the full benefits to which you are entitled.
Have you been hurt on the job in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greenville, or anywhere in North Carolina? Please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can help you get the benefits to which you are entitled.