On-Point Legal Representation For Those Injured On The Job
When you are injured at work, you may be concerned that you do not have the financial resources to take the time off work and seek the medical treatment you need to regain your health. Drawing on our over 30 years of experience, the attorneys of Hensley Cloninger, P.C., help North Carolina workers obtain the medical care and partial wage benefits they need to sustain themselves until they can get back to work.
Qualifications For A Workers’ Compensation Claim
In order to rightfully obtain benefits for your on-the-job injury, you must:
- Be employed at the time of your injury
- Have sustained an injury that is any way related to your employment, including some travel to and from work
While the North Carolina Industrial Commission provides forms to obtain workers’ compensation benefits, it is best to have a lawyer assist you so you do not complete incorrect forms or miss vital details that can delay the receipt of your benefits. Our attorney explains how to file a workers’ comp claim and takes decisive steps to get you paid as quickly as possible. We can also work with your employer’s insurance company to see that you receive the maximum amount of benefits to which you are entitled, including those to compensate you for future medical expenses.
Third-Party Claims Can Elicit Additional Compensation
While you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, you may also be eligible for additional financial compensation if a third party’s negligence contributed to the accident. Lawyers at our personal injury firm can analyze your case and determine the degree of fault on the part of a third party on your job site. These third parties can include anyone not employed by your company whom you may encounter on a work site. For example, if you sustained a slip-and-fall injury in a construction accident, you may have a cause of action against project investors, property owners, contractors, inspectors, laborers, project managers, engineers, landscapers, electricians.
Time Is Of The Essence
Workplace injuries are often worse than they initially seem. Therefore, obtaining prompt medical care may be important to your health, as well as to preserving your workers’ compensation and third-party claims.
Learn How We Can Help You Make A Financial Recovery For Your Workplace Injuries
For more information on North Carolina’s workers’ compensation program, call Hensley Cloninger, P.C., at 828-585-6558, or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. If you are unable to visit our firm during regular business hours, we accommodate your schedule with evening and weekend appointments. We handle all workers’ compensation claims on contingency.