Protecting the Rights of Injured Clients
North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Dedicated Attorneys for Workers’ Comp in North Carolina
Workplace accidents can result in serious injuries. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in North Carolina help employees seek compensation for their injuries and losses. If you have been injured on the job, contact our office for a free case evaluation today. While you focus on your recovery, we will fight tirelessly in order to maximize your compensation. We are passionate about the pursuit of justice and will devote our time and energy toward the positive resolution of your case.
Call us at (919) 891-8361 today to learn more about your options.
What to Do After a Work Accident
Workers’ compensation enables employees, who have suffered injuries or illness at their workplace, to obtain benefits to cover medical expenses and wage loss caused by the accident. In order to successfully recover workers’ compensation, there are important steps you need to take.
The first two things you need to do are the following:
- Inform your employer about the accident and your injury
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Document everything you can with pictures, videos, and written notes
Write a Statement to Your Employer Within 30 Days of Your Injury
- Date of the accident
- Injury suffered
- Description of how the accident and injury occurred
Make sure you keep a copy for your own records. In general, to preserve your right under the workers’ compensation act, you must file certain forms with the industrial commission within two years of your work accident. A form 18 should be filed with the Industrial Commission and a copy served to your employer. In order to avoid missing any file deadlines, you will need to speak with a qualified attorney. Contact us today to help you with your specific case.
The attorneys at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC are here to help you maximize your potential recovery*
Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers Since 1999
If you seek workers’ compensation alone, you may run the risk of not getting the benefits you deserve or none at all. With the help of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in North Carolina at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, we can ensure that your rights are always protected during the process of seeking workers’ comp benefits.
Damages and benefits you may pursue in a worker's compensation claim include:
- Medical expenses related to the injury
- Permanent disability
- Loss of wages
- Second opinion for impairment rating
- Second opinion regarding treatment options
Trusted Representation for Worker's Compensation Cases
When an employee is injured, they must file a Form 18 and serve it on the employer, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, and the North Carolina Industrial Commission, within 30 days of the accident. If the insurance company denies the claim, the employee must then file a Form 33 in order to have a hearing with an Industrial Commission Deputy Commissioner to pursue benefits.
Types of injuries covered by workers’ compensation may include:
- Injuries caused by defective machinery
- Preexisting conditions that the workplace aggravates or accelerates
- Neck and back injuries, even if they occur while you are doing your normal job
This may also include:
- Occupational diseases caused by repetitive motion or exposure to toxins at work
- Injuries resulting from excessive physical or mental strain brought on by increased work-related stress or activities
In North Carolina, employers with more than three employees must have workers’ compensation insurance. If an injured employee’s claim is accepted, the insurance company may be obligated to pay for medical expenses. In addition, the insurance company may have to pay compensation for permanent disability, vocational rehabilitation, and lost wages.
Committed to Protecting Your Rights
If an employee returns to work after being injured, but is still experiencing wage loss, he or she may still receive compensation at a lesser amount. The North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC can answer your questions, investigate your accident, and represent your case in court.
We are not afraid of big insurance companies and we are well-equipped to represent your case in court if necessary. Contact us today or call (919) 891-8361 to schedule an appointment.
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Over $40,000,000 Recovered We have won over 40 million dollars for our clients since 2012 and counting.
Over 7000 Cases Handled We have represented thousands of personal injury clients since 1999.
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