If you or someone you love was injured or at your job, you have the legal ability to seek financial compensation and medical benefits. You have this same ability if you have been diagnosed with certain debilitating illnesses or diseases resulting from your employment. When you take this step, our workers’ compensation team takes it with you and helps you seek compensation for your loss of income and required medical care.
On your own, applying for workers’ compensation benefits can be an intimidating undertaking. Our McDowell County workers’ compensation lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, ensures you understand how the workers’ compensation process works. We help you gather the documents that prove your injury or illness and its connection to your job. We also help you prove the value of your case and understand your rights and responsibilities as well as those of your employer.
In This Article
In This Article:
- Commonly reported employment-related injuries and illnesses
- Prove the cause of your injury or illness
- Benefits of working with our workers’ compensation attorney
- Workers’ compensation benefits you may qualify to receive
- Past clients talk about our client-focused approach
- We help you seek the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to
For a free legal consultation with a workers' compensation lawyer serving McDowell County, call 828.286.3866
Commonly Reported Employment-Related Injuries and Illnesses
While some careers are more dangerous than others, any type of employment can have its inherent dangers. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research cites many illnesses that can be borne in the workplace, including work-related asthma, occupational cancers, and traumatic incident stress. According to data from the National Safety Council (NSC), the most commonly reported workplace injuries include:
- Non-impact injuries, such as overexertion from lifting and carrying
- Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Slip, trip, and fall injuries, including same-level and higher-level falls
- Being struck by moving objects and machinery
- Being caught in machinery or equipment
It is important to know your legal rights, the type and amounts of benefits you are due, and the process of applying for and receiving compensation. If you suffered a disabling injury or were diagnosed with a work-related disease, we can guide you through the workers’ compensation application process or help you file an appeal if your initial application was rejected.
Prove the Cause of Your Injury or Illness
When our workers’ compensation team handles your claim, our goal is for you to get the benefits you deserve. We explain the entire process and timeline, address your questions and concerns, and help you prove the cause of your injury by assembling and organizing:
- Medical records
- Incident reports
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
We also make sure you understand the importance of using your employer’s medical team versus your own insurance. In addition, we help you prove your regular income and the income you lose when you cannot work because of your injuries or illness. The evidence we can use can include pay stubs, tax records, and other financial documents.
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Benefits of Working with Our Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Employees injured in McDowell County can benefit from hiring our workers’ compensation team. We clarify your right to compensation based on your record of employment and the cause of your injury. We will also:
- Organize and present all case-related documents
- Inspect medical and reports
- Obtain photo and video evidence
- Locate and interview witnesses
- Ensure all relevant deadlines are met
Submitting a Form 18 establishes your legal claim of injuries and request for benefits. Because Form 18 is a critical part of your workers’ compensation claim, we ensure yours is complete, accurate, and signed before it is submitted. Our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, team will also represent you at all hearings and court sessions. If your initial application was rejected, we also file an appeal and represent you at any relevant hearings and court dates.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits You May Qualify to Receive
North Carolina requires businesses with three or more employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance, according to North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) regulations. When you are injured at work or contract a work-related illness and cannot work during your recovery, we help you seek the following benefits:
- Required medical expenses
- Healthcare-related travel expenses
- Lost wages after seven days of disability
- Death benefits, where applicable
Timely notifications, applications, answers, and payments help foster your access to medical care and your ability to support yourself and your family throughout your recovery. We also make sure your notice to your employer, your application for benefits, and your employer’s response are made within the allotted time.
Past Clients Talk About Our Client-Focused Approach
Getting the financial benefits you need can positively influence your recovery. When they talk about our supportive team, clients we have helped manage the financial compensation process say:
- “I have used his services as well as seen him represent others in court situations. He represents his clients well and is very professional. I have been in business 35 years, and he is one of the most intelligent attorneys I have used over this time span.” — Gene
- “He was so easy to talk to and was a great and focused listener. He made me feel confident in the case and totally optimistic…He won the case for me, and I was so comfortable during the entire questioning. I recommend him highly to anyone.” — Jayne
- “We had multiple companies involved in a complicated legal matter. He patiently walked us through all the issues involved and helped guide us through every step of the way…I will definitely be using Josh again for all future legal issues.” — A Civil Litigation Client
Getting your benefits does not have to be tedious or frustrating. When you are ready to apply for workers’ compensation or file an appeal, our team is ready to support you and fight for your financial recovery.
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We will Seek the Workers’ Compensation Benefits You are Entitled to
If you were injured or became ill at work, our workers’ compensation attorney will help you fight for the benefits you are entitled to in McDowell County. Contact our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, team to review your workers’ compensation case by calling (828) 286-3866 today.