Workers’ compensation attorneys representing southeastern North Carolina
Employees deserve to work in safe conditions. Even in the safest conditions, accidents can happen, and in unsafe conditions, they happen more. When you are injured on the job, you are likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation. The attorneys at Girdwood & Williams are experienced in fighting to help our clients receive the benefits they deserve.
It’s the law
Your employer is required to maintain a reasonably safe workplace for you and your coworkers. N.C. law also requires employers with three or more employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Unfortunately, just because your employer is insured, does not mean that the insurance company will treat you fairly. They may deny your case completely, deny you medical treatment you deserve, or not pay you the weekly compensation you’re entitled to.
Workers’ compensation benefits
The attorneys at Girdwood & Williams know the Workers’ Compensation Act well and have filed workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured workers across southeastern North Carolina. The benefits provided are intended to assist the injured worker to recover (both their health and their financial costs) and to return to the workforce. Some facts you should be aware of in regards to these claims are:
- Even if you were at fault (for example: falling off a ladder on a construction site), your employer is still legally responsible for paying your claim in most cases.
- Medical bills, including rehabilitation, hospital stays, and medications, are covered by workers’ compensation.
- For serious injuries, you may be entitled to additional compensation, such as re-training programs or higher education.
- Part-time workers are also eligible for workers’ compensation if they are injured at work.
- If you’ve paid into Social Security, you may also be eligible for Social Security Disability.
- Workers’ compensation insurance can also be required to pay for attendant care – the cost of in-home help – when you’re seriously injured.
Workers’ compensation cases
To receive workers’ compensation benefits, you will need to show that your injury was connected to your employment. The injury did not have to occur on your employer’s property, but the connection has to be real and provable. For example, delivery drivers who get in an accident are still experiencing conditions connected to their employment.
Girdwood & Williams can help build your case based on our knowledge and experience with workers’ compensation law. In order to achieve this, we will need your help collecting evidence and knowing who to interview to create the strongest case possible. All technical details, however, like paperwork, filing, and deadlines, will be handled by our team.
We can also appeal denied workers’ compensation claims and possibly pursue other forms of compensation. If you are denied coverage, that doesn’t have to be the end of the story. If there are other parties, besides your employer, who have some responsibility, we can also pursue claims against them; this could be anything from another driver to a company with a faulty product. Girdwood & Williams will use all strategies at our disposal to get the benefits you are entitled to.
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Contact us today to discuss your workers’ compensation case
Call us today at 910-343-9920 or fill out the form on our contact page, and we will gladly review your case. We are based in Wilmington and represent clients in workers’ compensation cases across all of southeastern North Carolina, including New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Duplin, Robeson and Columbus counties.
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