Workers’ Compensation Attorney in North Carolina and South Carolina
While most companies have extensive safety policies in place in order to protect their employees from being injured on the job, accidents still occur. When an employee is injured on the job, it can be difficult to understand what benefits that the employee is entitled to while recovering from injuries. An injured worker may not know the benefits he or she is eligible to receive under workers’ compensation laws.
Attorney Brian Steed Tatum has many years of experience in helping injured workers receive all the benefits they are entitled to after being injured on the job. In dealing with minor injuries and serious medical impairments and conditions, Brian Steed Tatum has a thorough knowledge of the workers’ compensation laws in North Carolina and South Carolina, and you can be assured that you are receiving the right payments for your medical bills and lost wages.
Lost Wages under Workers’ Compensation
Workers’ compensation laws provide disability benefits to injured workers for lost wages and permanent injuries. Most employers are required to have some form of workers’ compensation insurance to cover accidents that occur in the workplace. Generally, injured workers can receive a percentage of their average weekly wages, depending on their injury.
Temporary total disability (TTD) benefits are available if an injured worker is totally disabled for a limited time and unable to return to work because of the injury. TTD benefits pay the injured worker two-thirds, or 66%, of his or her pre-injury wages until he or she can return to work.
Temporary partial disability (TPD) benefits are available if an employee is injured but still able to work in some capacity. The amount of TPD benefits they are entitled to is two-thirds, or 66%, of the difference between their pre-injury wages and post-injury wages.
Finally, permanent total disability (PTD) is available for workers who have been permanently and totally disabled due to a work-related accident. In this instance, the injured worker can receive two-thirds, or 66%, of his or her pre-injury average weekly wage for life.
Workers’ compensation laws are complicated and confusing. Therefore, it is important to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side to ensure that you are getting fairly compensated for your work-related injury.
Consulting a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Sometimes recovering from a serious injury is difficult while worrying about your workers’ compensation deadlines so that you can receive benefits. Medical bills, lost wages, and long-term disability benefits may be difficult to obtain under workers’ compensation if you are not familiar with the intricate laws that regulate and govern workers’ compensation. This is why an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can provide guidance throughout a difficult workers’ compensation claim.
At the Tatum Law Firm, we have years of experience in helping injured workers get the compensation they deserve from lost wages due to a workplace injury.
Whether you are out of work for short or long time or permanently disabled, attorney Brian Steed Tatum can deal with the insurance companies to ensure that you are properly compensated for wages lost while you are out of work.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a workplace accident, please contact our office at (704) 307-4350, or online for a free case evaluation.