Greensboro Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers was founded on the principle of protecting victim’s rights, just like the original Workers’ Compensation Act initially enacted in 1929. Our Greensboro workers’ compensation attorneys are knowledgeable when it comes to your workers’ compensation claim so that you, as the victim, can focus on healing, knowing that your claim is in good hands.
North Carolina law requires employers with three or more employees to provide workers’ compensation coverage in the event of a work related injury, thus allowing the victim to pursue benefits without having to prove negligence. The most important steps in a workers’ compensation claim are for you to obtain the proper medical treatment for your injuries, and for you to notify both your employer and the health care provider that your injury is work related. Let your medical provider know the name of your employer so the health care provider can bill the treatment as a workers’ compensation claim. Handling your own workers’ compensation claim and dealing with medical treatment, medical bills, and various insurance companies can be overwhelming.
If you were injured on the job while performing your job duties, workers’ compensation guarantees medical treatment for your injuries and compensation if you are unable to work. In exchange, the injured employee relinquishes the right to sue the employer for negligence. But workers’ comp is not always the sole remedy; there are certain situations in which a third party is responsible for your injury and against whom a negligence action may be brought. For example, if your employment requires that you drive during the course of your employment, and you are involved in an automobile accident that was caused by the other vehicle, you could file a negligence claim against the third party and a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s insurance. Our Greensboro workers’ compensation lawyers are well versed in the complexities of these cases and a free consultation is just a phone call away.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Under North Carolina law, workers’ compensation is intended to provide:
- Medical treatment for work related injuries
- Lost wages if you are instructed by a physician to remain out of work
- Vocational rehabilitation where necessary
- Death benefits where applicable
Filing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Not Always Easy
Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be a messy business. Just because you are entitled to certain rights under North Carolina law does not mean that your employer will make it easy for you to claim those benefits. In one week alone, 2,051 workers’ compensation claims were filed in North Carolina in 2013 and only 695 of those claims were approved, as reported by the US Department of Labor.
Auger & Auger has been assisting Greensboro victims with work-related injuries obtain the damages they are entitled to for over 20 years. With experience on our side, we understand that your employer’s interests are not always on yours, especially when you have been injured on the job. Sometimes, a valid claim can be unduly denied or delayed, causing undue hardship and stress. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can present a complete analysis of your claim to help maximize your benefits. Depending on your case, multiple injuries can yield varying amounts of compensation while chronic injuries due to performing repetitive duties over time can be harder to prove. In some cases, workers’ compensation claims have a direct impact on your Social Security benefits, unemployment benefits and Medicaid or Medicare policies. That is why it is important to contact a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney to obtain your fair settlement.
Let Our Experience Work For You
At Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers, we will discuss your injuries and case with you at no cost to you. We only charge a legal fee if we obtain a settlement on your behalf. We are sympathetic to your injuries and our staff will make sure you receive the medical treatment you need and that your medical bills are properly taken care of. Our Greensboro workers’ compensation attorneys will take the appropriate measures to make sure you get the benefits you deserve.