Wilson Law, P.A. Provides Legal Help to Those Seeking Workers’ Comp Claims

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If you sustain an injury at work due to an accident or hazardous working conditions, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation insurance claim to obtain benefits until you can get back on your feet. Our legal team at Wilson Law, P.A. advocates for injured Raleigh workers throughout the claims process, preventing insurance companies and employers from taking advantage of workers during their time of need.

What Is a Workers’ Comp Claim?

In North Carolina, workers may file a workers’ comp claim within two years after they are injured on the job. If approved, they will be able to receive medical benefits for any professional care they need to aid in their recovery. In some cases, they may qualify for wage replacement assistance in the form of disability benefits.

There are four main types of disability benefits: Temporary Total Disability (TTD), Temporary Partial Disability (TPD), Permanent Partial Disability (PPD), and Permanent Total Disability (PTD). Which one you qualify for will depend on the severity of the injury and how much time you must miss from work per a doctor’s orders.

In other cases, you may qualify for vocational rehabilitation benefits if an injury renders you unable to perform your job any longer. In the tragic case of work-related death, the deceased worker’s surviving loved ones (spouse, children, and other dependents) may receive two-thirds of their lost loved one’s wages through death benefits.

Filing Deadlines in Raleigh

The state may allow two years, as mentioned, to file a claim, but you should notify your employer in writing as soon as possible. Moreover, it is best to file your formal claim (Form 18: “Notice of Accident to Employer and Claim of Employee, Representative, or Dependent”) no later than 30 days after the accident.

Before submitting your official claim to the N.C. Industrial Commission, contact an attorney at Wilson Law, P.A. for a free consultation. We’ll make sure you understand your rights before submitting a claim to the Industrial Commission, potentially saving you from having to appeal.

Don’t Wait. Call Wilson Law, P.A. Today!

Many injured workers pursuing workers’ compensation may not know it is advisable to seek the counsel of a professional attorney, but it can be hugely beneficial to your claim. Unfortunately, a large portion of these claims are partially or completely denied, whether due to insufficient paperwork, missed deadlines, or an uncaring employer and/or insurance company. Wilson Law, P.A. wants to help you expedite the process and fight for your fair compensation.

Contact us online or call us at (919) 800-0919 to begin with a free consultation.