If you have been injured on the job, you need an aggressive Workers’ Compensation attorney. You may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. North Carolina state law requires all employers with 3 or more employees to provide these benefits for employees who are injured or killed as a result of an accident that arises out of and in the course and scope of their employment.
WORK RELATED INJURIES THAT MAY BE COVERED BY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION:
- Construction accident/injury
- Neck, back, and knee injuries
- Carpal tunnel/repetitive trauma injuries
- Hearing problems
- Work-induced heart attack or stroke
- Disfigurement and scarring of face, neck or hands
- Loss of use of limbs
If you qualify for Workers’ Compensation benefits, your employer, or your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance may be responsible for the cost of treatment for your injury. If a work-related injury causes you to be out of work for an extended period of time, you may be entitled to Temporary Total Disability benefits (2/3 of your average weekly wage). If a worker suffers the loss of or permanent impairment to a body part, the worker may be entitled to additional compensation. If a worker is killed as a result of an on the job accident, benefits may be paid to the worker’s family.
In many cases, especially those involving minor injuries, the employer or the insurance company may provide the medical treatment and other benefits without any problems. In other cases, especially those involving more serious injuries, the employer or insurance company may argue as to whether or not the injury resulted from an accident, whether it arose out of employment, whether it occurred during the course of or within the scope of employment, whether or not there is a permanent disability and how long that disability continues or any number of other aspects of the claim. This is one of the main reasons why you need representation, provided by the Law Office of Terence Lee Taylor, P.A. to ensure your rights are protected.
FREQUENTLY ASKED “WORKERS’ COMPENSATION” QUESTIONS:
- Did you sustain an injury during the course and scope of your employment?
- Did you report the accident to a Supervisor or Employer?
- Have you been taken out of work by your treating physician, and if so, are you entitled to receive a workers’ compensation check?
- Have you been released back to work, given a disability rating or permanent work restrictions?
- Has your claim been denied by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier?
- Were you an employee at the time of the injury?
- What benefits are you entitled to?
- Was the injury permanent?
- Are you entitled to or should you accept a settlement?
For answers to these questions, please contact the Law Office of Terence Lee Taylor, P.A. for your FREE consultation and review of your case.
Office Manager, Paralegal & Notary Public
(252) 754-2505 ext 206
Virginia, the Office Manager and senior paralegal in the area of Workers’ Compensation at The Law Office of Terence Lee Taylor, P.A., and brings more than 15 years of experience to the firm. Virginia has knowledge and experience in all aspects of the Workers’ Compensation process and maintains a great repertoire with clients.
On A Personal Note:
In her personal time, Virginia enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Legal Assistant & Notary Public
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Laura has been a legal assistant with the Law Office of Terence Lee Taylor, P.A. for 6 years and specializes in the area of Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury. She’s also a certified Notary of the Public.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She also loves being outdoors.