You work hard. You pay your taxes, contribute to your community and generally prove yourself a productive member of society. At White & Stradley, PLLC, we believe that this is a part of a social contract with your community. When you suffer a workplace accident in North Carolina, we think you should be able to use a workers' compensation claim to pursue the benefits you've earned.
North Carolina's workers' compensation law is designed to help people like you. Too often, however, victims fall through the bureaucratic cracks and lose the benefits to which they are entitled.
We understand the importance of workers' compensation. We'll help you understand the system and navigate it successfully.
If you live anywhere in North Carolina and need help with your workers' comp claim, please call White & Stradley, PLLC at 1-800-471-3209 for a free consultation.
What To Know About Your Workers' Compensation Claim
For answers about questions that are specific to your particular workers' comp claim, you need to speak to us at a free consultation. However, there are some important things to know about your workers' compensation claim and the process by which it will be handled:
- North Carolina's workers' compensation law is no-fault, which means that you are entitled to benefits even if you are responsible for your accident.
- Your claim will be handled by the North Carolina Industrial Commission, which is a board appointed by the governor. Contested claims are heard by deputy commissioners, and then the full commission.
- If your claim is denied by the full commission, you have the option of appealing their decision to the state court of appeals
- Benefits are more extensive than you might know. A workers' comp claim can pay out lifetime medical benefits, as well as benefits to pay for vocational re-training should your injury make it impossible for you to work at your old job
Of course, maybe the most important thing to understand about the compensation claims process is that it can be quite complicated and convoluted. It's not just a matter of filling out a form and waiting for a check.
The process can sometimes resemble a trial, which is why you are allowed to have a lawyer on your side helping with your workers' comp claim. And we recommend that route. At White & Stradley, PLLC, our lawyers have decades of experience with the North Carolina workers' comp system.
Contact our Experienced Workers' Compensation Attorneys
We understand the NCIC and its processes. We know how the system works. And our workers' comp attorneys are committed to helping you.
If you live in North Carolina and need a lawyer experienced with workers' compensation claims, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today for a free consultation. We Proudl serve all of North Carolina including Raleigh, Morganton, Fayetteville, Greenville, Winston Salem, Charlotte, Durham, Asheville, Greensboro, and Wilmington.