At White & Stradley, PLLC, our passion for our clients is based on an equally passionate belief that a strong workers' compensation system is a key element of a just and compassionate society. We do everything we can to make sure our North Carolina residents are well-served by the system set up to help them.
Our philosophy has always been that you deserve the best possible legal representation after your workplace injury. There is no replacement for a viable workers' compensation system.
It's difficult to overstate how important just such a system is for the injured workers of North Carolina. When you retain an attorney from White & Stradley, PLLC, you receive the experienced assistance of a lawyer with a deeply held passion for the cause of justice.
If you're a North Carolina resident in need of an experienced workers' compensation attorney, please call White & Stradley, PLLC today at 1-800-471-3209 for a free consultation.
Why Workers' Compensation Matters
Under North Carolina's workers' compensation law, every business in the state of a certain size must hold workers' compensation insurance.
This mandate reflects a recognition of the importance of workers' compensation to workers, businesses and state government. North Carolina's no-fault system is crucial because it:
- Throws an injured worker a lifeline. You shouldn't be doomed to pain and penury as a result of a workplace injury. Workers' compensation can pay for at least some of your medical bills, allowing you to stay afloat economically while you recover physically.
- Provides justice for injured workers. While many businesses still contest workers' compensation claims, the fact that they have insurance usually makes employers less hostile to such claims. Without a workers' compensation system, injured workers would likely have to proceed through the personal injury system, and business owners would be more inclined to fight such suits.
- Allows injured workers to contribute economically. When an employee is injured and can't work, his or her family suffers. But local businesses suffer as well, because that's a consumer taken off the market. Workers' compensation provides the employee with the means to purchase needed goods and services.
- Removes fear of "fault." Many workplace injuries have complicated causes, and many parties bear at least partial responsibility for the accident. Without the "no-fault" system that North Carolina uses, injured employees would be reluctant to report their injuries or ask for compensation out of fear being blamed. This would be bad for the employee and the state.
Of course, this is the theory of workers' compensation in North Carolina. Making it work this way in reality depends in large part on the skill and good intentions of those who are familiar with the system. At White & Stradley, PLLC, we have both in abundance. We are committed to making workers' compensation work for workers.
If you live in North Carolina and have questions about the state's workers' compensation system, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today for a free consultation.