Workers’ Compensation AttorneyAccidents happen, and sometimes cause injuries. If an accident occurs while you are at work, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills. Workers’ compensation laws are designed to protect people injured on the job, yet many injured workers still have questions about their rights and obligations under these laws.
Attorney Brian Steed Tatum has years of experience helping injured workers in North Carolina and South Carolina receive the compensation they deserve. While you may be entitled to workers’ compensation, these laws can vary from state to state, and so let us ensure that you receive all the benefits that you deserve.
Workers’ Compensation OverviewWorkers’ compensation laws ensure that employees who are injured or disabled receive guaranteed compensation that helps to eliminate lawsuits. While states generally create statutes to implement their workers’ compensation laws for most types of employment, federal statutes are for federal employees and other workers who qualify.
Workers’ compensation benefits are guaranteed to an injured employee, regardless of who was responsible for the injury. In exchange for this guarantee of benefits, the injured employee cannot file a lawsuit against his or her employer, except in limited circumstances. Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical bills and the loss of income during the period when an employee was disabled. Disability benefits may be available temporarily or permanently, depending on the type of injury.
The North Carolina Industrial Commission administers the Workers’ Compensation Act in North Carolina. Employees, employers, and the NCIC work together to ensure that employees receive their benefits. To be covered by the Workers’ Compensation Act, the injury must have been sustained during the course and scope of employment in North Carolina.
The Workers’ Compensation Commission administers the Workers’ Compensation Act in South Carolina, so if an employee is injured in an accident at work, then that employee is entitled to recover medical expenses, temporary total compensation, and permanent and total disability benefits.
Consult an Experienced Workers’ Compensation AttorneyIf you live in North Carolina or South Carolina and have been injured on the job, you must report your injury to your employer right away so that they can pay for any initial medical expenses you incur as a result of your injury. If you fail to notify your employer within 30 days, you may be denied your benefits.
At The Tatum Law Firm, we have experience in helping injured workers in North Carolina and South Carolina obtain the benefits they need and deserve. We serve our clients and provide them with the legal counsel they need to pursue their claims.
Our experienced workers’ compensation attorney, Brian Steed Tatum, is uniquely skilled at providing knowledge and guidance to the injured workers who are in need of assistance with their workers’ compensation claim. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, contact us at (704) 307-4350 or online for a free case evaluation.
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