Different levels of risk are associated with different occupations. When a person accepts a job that is considered as having a high level of risk for injury, they accept the risks that come along with that job. However, this does not mean that they should not be taken care of by their company if there are injured on the job. Workers compensation law is a very complex body of law. There are many factors that go into determining compensation amounts and ultimately who is eligible to receive benefits from workplace injuries.
Workplace injuries can happen anywhere. Those working on construction sites, warehouses, factories, and even in offices all have the risk of suffering injuries while on the job. While the severity of these injuries will vary, if the injury requires multiple doctor visits, surgery, or extensive rehabilitation you have the potential to receive compensation. Workers compensation is a no fault body of law, which means that blame is not placed on a single person or the company, and negligence does not need to be proven.
Examples of possible workplace injuries might include:
- Repetitive motion stress
- Slip and fall injuries
- Cuts, scrape, lacerations
- Back, neck or spine injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
When requesting benefits for workplace injuries you must provide your employer with documentation of the accident, and receipts for medical costs and rehabilitation expenses. Often workers compensation claims will be handled by a company’s insurance provider. The insurance company will do everything possible to save money for their business by granting you with the lowest settlement possible. This is unacceptable and should be challenged. Seek the assistance of a workers’ compensation attorney in Durham, North Carolina from the Wickward Law Firm to defend your right to receive money to pay for medical bills and lost wages.
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Maybe you are the sole income earner of your household; don’t put your family’s financial security at risk. If you were injured while on the clock, make sure your rights are protected. By serving your company faithfully, you deserve to be taken care of if you are injured on the job. Call the Durham workplace injury lawyers at Wickward Law to discuss your case today, 919-313-4537.