Were You Injured At Work?
People who have suffered work-related injuries and illnesses often make the mistake of waiting before contacting an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.
Workers’ compensation claims are subject to time limitations that may give you as little as 30 days to complete your accident report and notify your employer. If you fail to do so, you could lose your ability to claim benefits. If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident, The Quinn Law Firm may be able to help you.
Call 877-781-8091 to arrange for a consultation in Greensboro with a workers’ compensation attorney.
Your Rights Under North Carolina Law
People who are injured in job-related accidents or sickened by workplace hazards are entitled to certain benefits and protections under North Carolina law. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for medical treatment, rehabilitation, vocational training, lost wages for temporary or permanent disability, and other losses.
Obtaining the treatment and services you need is not always easy. Under the terms of the law, your employer’s insurance company can select the doctor who evaluates your injury. They tend to select doctors who minimize the extent of injuries, occupational diseases and disabilities, in order to limit the amount they payout. You have the right to request a second medical opinion, but this request must be made properly.
If you are worried that your employer may fire you for filing a workers’ comp claim, the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) protects you from retaliatory actions by your employer. And regardless of what anyone may have told you, you do have a right to file your claim.
Help Obtaining Benefits
The Quinn Law Firm fights to get you the compensation you need to recover your losses and your quality of life. The firm can obtain a second, objective medical evaluation, paid for by the employer, to determine the extent of your injury. This can identify the treatment and services you need to make as full a recovery as possible.
In cases where the accident was caused by a third party, the firm may be able to obtain compensation for pain, suffering, and losses above what you obtain from the workers’ compensation system. The Quinn Law Firm can file a third-party claim to obtain this compensation for you.
At The Quinn Law Firm, you do not owe a fee until the firm obtains workers’ compensation benefits for you.
For a consultation with a disability benefits lawyer at The Quinn Law Firm, call toll-free 877-781-8091 or contact us online. Initial consultations are free, except for employment law consultations, for which we charge a nominal fee.