Understanding North Carolina Worker’s Compensation Benefits

Understanding North Carolina Worker's Compensation Benefits

If you’re injured on the job, the financial strain that comes from either needing medical treatment or being unable to work for an extended period of time can cause unnecessary stress.  Fortunately, in North Carolina, workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide financial assistance to employees who are injured on the job. Our firm helps…

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What Can I Do If My Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied?

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If you have suffered an injury or occupational disease while at work, you are likely hoping to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. But what do you do if your North Carolina workers’ compensation claim is denied? The answer will likely depend on the reason for the denial. Common Denials for Workers’ Compensation Claim The…

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FCE: What is It and What Does it Mean for My Workers’ Compensation Case?

and What Does it Mean for My Workers’ Compensation Case?

When you’re in the middle of a workers’ compensation claim, there are several items you need to be aware of at all times (not the least of which is your physical and mental wellbeing). Aside from health, you also may have financial burdens, medical expenses, job pressure, and family stress. One area we often see…

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North Carolina Workers’ Compensation: 3 Steps to Take If You’ve Been Injured on the Job

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Workplace accidents can happen to any person at any time on the job, even to telecommuting employees. Those with valid workers’ compensation claims are entitled to medical care and two-thirds of lost wages from being out of work. Those with permanent injuries are also entitled to compensation, and, if necessary, your next of kin or…

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Working from Home & Workers’ Compensation in North Carolina

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For many companies, allowing employees to telecommute, or work from home, cuts down on costs and helps their bottom line. But those employees are not exempt from workers’ compensation coverage just because there isn’t a physical building for an accident to occur. Even though an employer cannot control the telecommuters’ working conditions at home, courts…

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What if my doctor sends me back to work “full duty” but I am still hurting?

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This post was updated August 2020 to include information about returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Workplace accidents or illnesses happen to any employee, whether they work in an industrial setting or in an office. These accidents can take many different forms and can happen despite taking any necessary safety precautions. If the injury…

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Mathew Answers Your Employment Law Questions

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Mathew Flatow, founding partner at SeiferFlatow in Charlotte, NC, is an experienced employment law and workers’ compensation attorney who has helped many in North Carolina residents with their employment and workers’ compensation cases. In addition to his hard work in and out of the courtroom, Mathew often takes the time to answer questions on Avvo,…

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What is a fair workers’ compensation settlement?

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Whether you work in an industrial, office, or retail setting, there is always going to be the possibility that you are injured on the job. Workplace accidents can take on many different forms, ranging from slip and falls, injuries caused by falling materials, overexertion, exposure to harmful chemicals, injuries resulting from workplace conditions and practices,…

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Can I file a workers’ compensation claim after being terminated?

Can I file a workers’ compensation claim after being terminated?

Under North Carolina’s Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA), workers who file a workers’ compensation claim are protected from retaliation by their employers [§ 95-241(a)(1)(a)]. This means that your employer cannot fire, demote, or change your employment situation for the worse because you file a workers’ compensation claim. However, North Carolina employers do not have to…

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Workers’ Compensation Cases and Costs

Workers’ Compensation Cases and Costs

It’s not uncommon for workers to get hurt at work. When an accident does happen, though, many people don’t know where to start with their workers’ compensation claim. While injuries can vary in type and severity, experienced attorneys can help you navigate your claim. Below are common injuries that may qualify for workers’ compensation, as…

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