North Carolina has established a no-fault system with regard to Workers’ Compensation law. As a result, in most situations, you will be eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits even if you are at fault for the accident.
However, there are several exceptions which may cause your claim to be denied:
- If your work-related injuries are intentionally self-inflicted
- If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident
- If the accident was the result of your reckless behavior
Violation of a safety rule will generally not cause your claim to be denied, but it may reduce the benefits you receive. Similarly, a violation of safety rules by your employer may increase your recovery.
The rules governing Workers’ Compensation claims are highly complex, and your employer’s insurance company will most likely look for any possible reason to deny your claim. Therefore, if you are at fault for the accident causing your work-related injury, it is important to consult an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney before giving any statements about the accident.
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation lawyers at White & Stradley, PLLC have handled many cases for injured workers across the state, and we understand the traumatic nature of a work-related injury. We have a thorough knowledge of North Carolina Workers’ Compensation law, and we can help you provide for your family during this difficult time in your life.
Our Workers' Compensation attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve. Over the years, we have built a reputation based on integrity and high levels of personalized service. We will make sure that all forms are filled out properly and filed before the appropriate deadlines, and we have the experience needed to take on the insurance companies which may try to unfairly deny you the benefits you deserve.
Please contact our North Carolina Workers’ Compensation lawyers today if you have been injured on the job. White & Stradley, PLLC serves clients in Raleigh, Greenville, Winston Salem, Charlotte, Durham, Asheville, Greensboro, and Wilmington, North Carolina.