At Hyland + Padilla PLLC, we have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered on-the-job injuries or illnesses. In the state of North Carolina, injured workers have a right to receive financial relief for various expenses. We will analyze your situation, help you file the correct forms in a timely manner, and walk you through the legal process as you seek a settlement to recover and move forward.
Call our Raleigh workers' compensation attorneys today at (919) 590-0099 to request a free initial consultation.
In the state of North Carolina, employers with more than 3 employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If an employee is injured at work, he or she must file a Form 18 and serve it to the employer, workers’ compensation insurance company, and the North Carolina Industrial Commission. There is a 30-day time period, so it is important to act quickly and notify your employer as soon as possible after you have been injured.
Workers’ compensation coverage is available for:
Depending on the situation, you may be able to receive a settlement for lost wages, disability, medical bills, travel expenses to and from doctor’s appointments, and other injury-related costs. It is important to hire knowledgeable workers’ comp attorneys to guide you through the process. A mistake on paperwork, missed deadline, or minor inconsistency may cause your claim to be denied. If the insurance company disputes your claim, you will need to file a Form 33 and request a hearing with an Industrial Commission Deputy Commissioner to seek the workers’ comp benefits you deserve.
With more than 5 decades of combined legal experience, Hyland + Padilla PLLC tenaciously represents clients in workers’ comp cases. If you have been injured at work, or you have suffered an occupational illness, our Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys will work hard to build your case. If your claim is denied or disputed, we will aggressively uphold your rights in the hearing.
Ready to discuss your case? Contact our office today to speak with a member of our team.