There are no simple answers in the law, but the basic answer to the first question is that if you are injured on the job your employer is responsible for all of the medical bills that occur as a result of that accident. That includes your ambulance ride, your urgent care visit, and your follow-up treatment like physical therapy.
If you are out of work for more than a week, the employer is also responsible for paying you two-thirds of your average weekly wage while you are unable to work. There are a number of factors that go into calculating the actual amount of money that you are owed, you should speak to a Worker’s Compensation Attorney regarding those factors.
The Worker’s Compensation law protects employees injured on the job but employers don’t always follow the law. Often we have to fight insurance companies or employers for the benefits that our clients deserve. The lawyers of Rosensteel Fleishman are trained to put the law to work for our clients. Whether your injury was a result of heavy lifting, an automobile accident or continuous typing our lawyers will get you everything the law says you deserve.
Our lawyers are as comfortable at the mediation table as we are at a full hearing in front of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. We will advise our clients of their options and how every decision affects their future. We work to not only get you compensated for your injury but structure your settlement in accordance with any social security disability benefits you might receive.
The Charlotte Workers Compensation lawyers of Rosensteel Fleishman understand the interplay between your worker’s compensation claim and any third party liability claims you may have. As such, our lawyers work to reduce or eliminate any workers compensation lien on any third party liability settlements you might be entitled to. This commitment to service and the highest standard of legal representation represents our desire to put the money where it belongs – in the pocket of our client.