According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3 million nonfatal workplace accidents occurred in 2012
Workplace accidents can result in serious injuries. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our experienced personal injury attorneys in Durham & Raleigh 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.
When an employee is injured, he or she 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.
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.
The attorneys at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC are here to help you maximize your potential recovery*
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 Raleigh-Durham 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.