Workers’ Compensation in North Carolina
Workers’ Compensation (WC) is an administrative system set up by the North Carolina General Assembly to compensate workers who get injured by an accident on the job, or develop a disease caused by their job. The system generally provides the worker with compensation even if the worker was partially at fault. The N.C. Industrial Commission (IC) is the Court that handles WC cases.
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In NC, our workers’ compensation system is designed to provide injured workers with 66% of their gross earnings and payment of all medical bills. A worker is also entitled to ongoing medical expenses including therapy, counseling, assisted devices and whatever other treatment and equipment is necessary to get you back to work. If you suffered an on-the-job injury and your employer or the employer’s insurance carrier questions whether you were injured at work or how serious your injuries are, talk to a board-certified workers’ compensation attorney at David Gantt Law Office in Asheville, North Carolina.
David Gantt is certified as a Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by the North Carolina State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization. This distinction allows him to effectively and knowledgeably represent clients who have been injured in work-related accidents.
Our workers’ compensation law office represents workers from a variety of occupations who have sustained a range of injuries. Our clients include those injured in manufacturing accidents, farm accidents, office accidents, or job-related accidents away from the workplace.
Contact our office to learn how David can help you receive workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries. We offer free consultations and contingent attorneys’ fees — that means our services cost nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
We Can Explain the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Process
The North Carolina General Assembly created the workers’ compensation program. The North Carolina Industrial Commission (IC) is the court where workers’ compensation claims are decided. As your lawyer, David will represent you through the claims process.
Clients generally seek legal counsel after their initial claim has been denied. The claim can be denied for a variety of reasons. The Industrial Commission may claim that the accident “did not occur under the law” or claim the injured worker did not give timely notice. For more information about workers’ comp, please follow these links:
- On-the-job injuries
- Workers’ compensation rights
- Workers’ compensation back injuries
- Why do you need a workers’ compensation lawyer?
Whatever the circumstances, our law office is fully prepared to represent injured workers throughout the workers’ compensation claim process. You are entitled to certain rights under the law, including compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and any therapy that is needed to recover. If you are permanently disabled as a result of your injury, we can also help you pursue Social Security disability benefits.
We Help Families After a Work-Related Fatality
David Gantt Law Office represents family members who have lost a loved one in a work-related fatality. We compassionately pursue wrongful death claims and strive to obtain closure for the surviving family members. Contact us to learn how we can help after your workplace injury or manufacturing accident. We offer a free consultation and attorneys’ fees are not paid by you unless we recover the compensation you need and deserve.