North Carolina Workers Compensation
Workers Compensation benefits are available to workers injured in the course and scope of their employment. Typically, employers carry Workers Compensation insurance to cover these costs. The benefits to which an injured employee are entitled generally fall into three categories:
North Carolina workers’ compensation law provides that an injured worker who is unable to do any work is entitled to be paid two-thirds of his average weekly wage. These benefits will be paid to the injured worker until he is able to return to work. These workers’ compensation benefits are tax-free.
Payment of all related medical expenses
North Carolina workers’ compensation law requires the employer to pay all medical expenses related to the worker’s accident or occupational disease. The employer is required to pay 100% of the approved medical bills. The medical providers cannot charge the injured worker directly for these medical services.
Compensation for permanent impairment
North Carolina workers’ compensation law requires the employer to pay the injured worker for any permanent impairment of a body part. The amount of benefits to be paid for an impaired body part depends upon the part of the body that is impaired and the degree and extent of impairment.
Temporary total disability benefits, temporary partial disability benefits, permanent partial disability benefits, permanent and total disability benefits, workers’ compensation settlements, and death benefits are all governed by special statutes specific to North Carolina and its injured workers. If you have a Workers Compensation claim and need representation, call our office to set up an appointment to meet with Ms. Bullard. Our office does not charge a consultation fee for Workers Compensation cases.