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Workers’ Compensation Claim Deadlines
  • Published: June 5, 2020

If you are injured on the job, you should report the injury as soon as you can. This will involve some paperwork. Injured workers have 30 days from the date of injury within which to file a report with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. It cannot be stressed enough that you should do so as soon as possible. The chances of your claim being accepted by the insurance company for your employer improves with early reporting. A successful workers’ compensation claim usually means the injured worker provided quick notice to both their employer and the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Above all else, as soon as you are injured on the job, verbally report it to your employer. Proper documentation can be completed and filed following emergency treatment (if necessary). That said, if you decide to file a workers’ compensation claim…Read More

NC Workers’ Compensation Forms
  • Published: June 5, 2020

The government does love its forms. Cases involving NC workers’ compensation are no exception. There are more forms than one can possibly imagine! As plentiful as they are, each and every one of them is important in its own right. Below, you will find a list and brief description of some of the forms that could be involved in a workers’ compensation case. These are not all of the forms, by any means. But you will, after reading through them, have an initial understanding of what’s involved in the filing of a case under NC workers’ compensation laws. For the best results, it is highly recommended that you consult a knowledgeable, reputable, and well-established attorney that is familiar with all of North Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws, forms, regulations, procedures, etc. No layman should be expected to shoulder the burden of…Read More

What Are The Injuries Covered Under Nc Workers’ Compensation Law?
  • Published: June 5, 2020

In your place of employment, even if you’re careful and everything is being done right, accidents can happen. Workplace injuries are regulated by the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, found in Article 97 of the North Carolina general statutes. It states that “an injury by accident” must be suffered by an employee in order for them to be eligible for NC workers’ compensation. Simply put, a compensable injury is one where the normal work activity was interrupted by something unusual. Perhaps a slip, trip, or fall. Compensable injuries must arise in the course and scope of the employment. What Injuries Are Covered? Here is a list of the types of injuries that are often covered by NC workers’ comp: Paralysis Nerve damage Knee injuries Internal organ injuries Facial injuries Crush injuries Pre-existing injury aggravation Arm/hand vibration injuries Hand injuries Ankle…Read More

Payments From Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
  • Published: June 5, 2020

When Will You Receive Payments After Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim? Okay, everyone is in agreement. You’ve settled your workers’ compensation claim. Congratulations! Any second now you’re bound to ask the inevitable question: “How soon am I going to get my money?” The process of settling was likely stressful, and you probably need the money. Negotiations with insurance companies are seldom pleasant and there’s every chance that the bills have been piling up. So that question is a reasonable one, to be sure. Sadly, before you receive any money, several weeks may go by. The process is bogged down with several waves of documents that need review and signature. The good news is that in some cases you can continue to visit the doctor who is treating you and you may also still be able to receive reimbursement for mileage.…Read More

4 Key South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission Forms
  • Published: April 28, 2020

Oh, how the government does love its forms. Cases concerning workers’ compensation are no exception! When an employee is injured on the job, or becomes ill as a result of work conditions, they are entitled workers’ compensation for lost wages, medical treatment, etc. In addition to reporting an injury to the employer in a timely manner, numerous forms will likely need to be filled out. Below, we are going to take a look at these forms and offer a brief explanation of each for the state of South Carolina. Please keep in mind that in order to work your way through government forms and enjoy a successful workers’ comp claim result, you would be well served by acquiring legal representation. The right attorney will know the ins and outs of the court system (if your case goes that far), have…Read More

5 Questions To Ask During SC Workers’ Compensation Settlement
  • Published: April 28, 2020

If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to certain benefits, coverages, and compensation. Though your workers’ compensation case may seem straightforward, there are a lot of questions that can arise and things that can go wrong. It is a step-by-step process that, anywhere along the way, can be derailed. Your best bet? If you are injured on the job, contact an attorney who is experienced in workers’ compensation cases. Even if all goes smoothly, you’ve got nothing to lose as many attorneys do not charge for the initial consultation. If you are currently involved in a workers’ compensation case, the following questions could be helpful. Granted, they are just the beginning, but at least you’ll have a place to start. What Determines My Settlement Amount? The following factors weigh heavily into the calculation of a workers’ compensation…Read More

Common Causes Of Sc Worker’s Compensation Claim Denials
  • Published: April 28, 2020

Have you filed a workers’ compensation claim? Was it denied? If so, it’s time to contact an experienced, reputable attorney to fight for your rights. There’s every chance that the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission will need to hear your case. To prove that your case has been denied wrongfully, it takes know-how and commitment. What Is A Claim Denial? It seems so simple, doesn’t it? You were hurt at work so workers’ compensation should cover your lost wages, medical expenses, etc. Sometimes, however, employers choose to fight the case. Perhaps they don’t feel they are responsible for the injury. Perhaps they feel the injured employer was careless, and that’s why they got hurt. Your company may decide to refuse or deny your claim for workers’ comp. Understanding Claim Denials In the next series of paragraphs, we will present reasons…Read More

Dissecting The SC Workers’ Compensation System
  • Published: April 28, 2020

People go to work every day without really thinking much about on-the-job injuries. Even workers who find themselves in precarious situations day in and day out can become lax in their thinking when it comes to getting hurt on the job. But accidents do happen. When they happen at someone’s workplace, it’s comforting to know that lost wages, medical bills, and more, will be covered by workers’ compensation. What Is The SC Worker’s Compensation System? Let’s say you get hurt on the job. If you are unacquainted with the complex Worker’s Compensation Laws in South Carolina, in order to get benefits approved, you may find yourself struggling. You may even suffer some type of retaliation from your company or your boss. You know that your bills aren’t going to get paid after an injury if you have no income. Frustration…Read More

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Teenage Workers
  • Published: April 28, 2020

Does South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Cover Teenage Workers? Often, teenagers of 16 or 17 years of age are encouraged by their parents to get a job. Frequently, parents believe that valuable life skills are learned in this manner and independence instilled. These jobs often seem harmless. They’re just part-time positions or temporary summer positions, after all. But without realizing it, these teens may be in a dangerous situation. Is your teenager in danger at work? If they’re injured on the job, does South Carolina’s workers’ compensation cover their lost wages, medical expenses, etc.? Let’s take a closer look at teens in the workplace and hazards that might exist. Additionally, we’ll see if workers’ compensation covers them if they’re injured at work. The Dangers To Today’s Teens There can be any number of reasons why a work-related injury may occur to…Read More

Filing A Worker’s Compensation Claim Won’t Get You Fired
  • Published: April 28, 2020

Before we go any further, let us clarify the title statement. What may be more accurate than, “Won’t Get You Fired”, would be to say, “Shouldn’t Get You Fired”. Because it shouldn’t – that’s against the law. But things happen every day that are against the law. Technically speaking, filing a workers’ compensation claim should not have any effect on your employment status whatsoever. Unfortunately, some employers think they are above the law. If you or someone you know has ever been fired, seemingly because they filed a workers’ compensation claim and nothing more, it’s time to retain the services of a legal representative familiar with workers’ comp claims. Injured But Afraid To File? Generally speaking – if you are injured on the job but are hesitant to a file workers’ compensation claim, you’re hurting yourself even more! Failure to…Read More

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