Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Being injured on the job can result in difficult decisions and choices. Many people may know that they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for their work-related injuries, but too often people are not sure what they need to do in order to secure these benefits. If a loved one has died as a result of a work-related accident, workers’ compensation benefits can be available to that employee’s family.
Attorney Brian Steed Tatum has years of experience in helping North Carolina and South Carolina’s injured workers and their families receive workers’ compensation benefits for injuries sustained as a result of the injured worker’s employment. His dedication to clients ensures that each client receives individualized services that will maximize the benefits he or she is entitled to receive under the North Carolina and South Carolina workers’ compensation laws.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available
Income benefits, medical benefits, and death and funeral benefits can be obtained under workers’ compensation laws. These benefits come in many forms and help injured workers recover from their injury or condition by paying for any medical services received as a result of a workplace injury.
Income benefits include lost wages and disability benefits. When an injured employee is out of work due to an injury, he or she can receive a percentage of their wages while recovering. An injured worker who can work in a limited capacity for a reduction of income may be eligible for temporary partial disability payments. An injured worker who is deemed completely disabled and who cannot work for a certain amount of time may be eligible to receive temporary total disability payments.
These benefits will only be paid until the worker has recovered enough to return to work. If an injured worker cannot return to work at his or her previous employer and cannot work in any other job due to the disability or medical condition, then the injured worker will qualify for permanent total disability.
In addition to income benefits, medical expenses can also be obtained in a workers’ compensation claim. Covered medical expenses can include emergency room care, hospital stays, doctors’ visits, x-rays, blood tests, therapy, and rehabilitation treatments, as well as transportation costs to and from appointments sometimes. Any treatment that an injured worker receives for an injury that was a result of a workplace accident may be covered by workers’ compensation. On the other hand, some insurance carriers may attempt to deny these claims if they can show that treatment was not required for an injury that was caused on the job.
Death and burial benefits may be available to an employee who dies as a result of a work-related accident during employment. Death benefits are payable to an employee’s surviving spouse or spouse and children, based upon a percentage of the employee’s wages. There are minimum and maximum benefit amounts, regardless of the employee’s earnings. Burial benefits may also be available to cover funeral costs.
Consult a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Workers’ compensation laws and benefits vary from state to state. It is therefore important to seek a law firm that can help ensure that you are receiving the maximum benefits allowed under your state’s workers’ compensation laws.
At the Tatum Law Firm, we have handled many workers’ compensation cases for North Carolina and South Carolina’s injured workers. Our knowledge and expertise will help you deal with the challenging aspects of recovering after a workplace injury. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorney Brian Steed Tatum will use his skills to help you seek legal recourse and ensure that you are receiving the benefits that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident during employment, contact our office at (704) 307-4350 or reach out to us online for a free case evaluation.