Workers’ Compensation Blog Posts

Will the IRS Tax My Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Workers’ compensation is an important no-fault system of insurance that’s there to help you if you get hurt in the line of your job. No matter what the injury, so long as it happened in the course of your normal job duties, you’re entitled to benefits to help cover your medical bills and a portion Read More

How the Workers’ Comp Claim Procedure Works in North Carolina

Workers’ comp claims arise when an employee gets injured on the job and files a claim through their employer’s or state’s workers’ comp agency for compensation for their damages. If you’ve been hurt at work and need to file a workers’ comp claim, keep reading to get a better understanding of what all is involved Read More

Workers’ Compensation: What is My Accident Worth?

When you’re hurt in the course of your work duties, worker’s compensation is there to protect you and make sure that you have the funds needed to pay your medical bills and get some level of weekly compensation to pay your bills and stay above water while you recover. Many people wonder what kinds of Read More

Can Your Boss Make You Quit After an Injury?

Collecting workers’ compensation is supposed to take place in a no-fault system. That means if you’re hurt on the job, it doesn’t matter whose fault the injury was—you’re entitled to have your medical bills covered, and collect weekly benefits, if needed, to cover your lost wages while you recover. Unfortunately, all too many employers forget Read More

I Was Hurt in a Scaffolding Accident, What Can I Do?

If you’re a construction site worker, then it’s likely that a large part of your workday is spent avoiding common construction site hazards so that you can make it home safely. However, even if you’re cautious, it’s still possible to suffer a major construction site injury, particularly one caused by unsafe scaffolding. Even with the Read More

I Was Injured on a Construction Site, What Are My Legal Options?

Construction sites are extremely dangerous, especially when they are located in the middle of a city. When a pedestrian walks by a construction site, there is also the risk of severe injury, pricey medical bills and lost income due to missed work. If you’ve been injured on or near a construction site, then you might Read More

Workers’ Compensation: How to Make Sure You Get Paid

Workers’ compensation is specifically designed to protect and support injured workers who are unable to perform their jobs after a workplace accident. However, like most insurance companies, your workers’ compensation insurance company is focused on saving as much money as possible, which means they will likely be diligent about finding ways to deny your claim Read More

Workers’ Compensation and Nerve Damage: Am I Covered?

There are many different kinds of injuries you can suffer, and almost everyone carries the potential for nerve damage. Nerve damage, when it occurs, can mean a long and painful road to recovery. Sometimes recuperation from nerve damage can even take years, and it can be very expensive. As a result, many wonder if worker’s Read More

What a Winston-Salem Worker’s Comp Lawyer Can Do for You

Vocations can come with a certain set of risks. Oftentimes, workers are injured or fall ill due to a work-related incident. If this happens, an employee is entitled to submit a workers compensation claim with his or her employer or insurance agency. Unfortunately, companies and insurance carriers are looking to save money, and paying out Read More

What to Do If You’re Injured By an Unsafe Working Environment

If you had been subjected to an unsafe working environment, getting hurt on the job may have been entirely avoidable. Most company’s workers’ compensation insurance will take care of injured employees, but these benefits do not always provide enough to compensate employees for their injuries. Injured North Carolina workers might want to meet with a Read More

What Injuries Are Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

Nobody wants to get hurt on the job, but when accidents happen, you need to be able to recover whatever damages you can. In many cases, you will be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, though not all injuries are necessarily protected through workers’ comp. The best way to learn if your injury can Read More

Work Injury Liability: Who Can You File a Lawsuit Against?

Although the workers’ compensation system can handle most work injury cases on its own, there are several situations where larger settlements or lawsuits are necessary. In cases where an employer, manufacturer, or third party hold responsibility for a work injury, you may be able to sue for damages. Mike Lewis Attorneys are happy to help Read More

Workers’ Compensation: Interesting Facts You May Not Know

On Sept. 5 of this year, many Americans will sleep in on a Monday, enjoying the beginning of their Labor Day celebrations. Friends and family will join together, meats and vegetables will be grilled, cold drinks will be served, and working Americans will savor a day off from their jobs. Though the holiday provides a Read More

North Carolina Workers’ Comp: Is Your Injury Covered?

It’s true that all injuries that take place in the workplace are not covered by workers’ comp. Workers’ comp is an insurance that employers are required to have that assists their employees with recovery in time of a workplace injury caused by an accident. If there is a case of this in your life or Read More

How to Apply for Workers’ Comp in Winston-Salem

If you’ve been injured on a job, the good news is that it should be covered by the company you’re working for, by insurance called workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp is insurance that is required by law and can have serious consequences if the company in question fails to meet this necessity. The rule of workers’ Read More

How an Injury Rating Impacts Your Workers’ Comp Claim

Workers’ compensation is used by employers to provide them with a means of insurance in case of injuries in the workplace. Workers’ compensation, or workers’ comp, provides workers with payment of wages, and helps take care of medical bills and disability while the employee can’t work. It sometimes lasts for a time when the employee Read More

How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You

So, you got hurt on the job and now you’re not just dealing with physical pain, you’re also dealing with legal issues. The fortunate news is that a lasting impairment from a work injury means you’re eligible for payments from your workers’ comp insurance company. But be careful: once a settlement has been signed, it Read More

Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney After a Medical Exam

If you are filing a workers’ compensation case, sometimes there may be a dispute about your medical condition, and the insurance company, hearing officer or judge may ask for you to undergo an IME—or independent medical examination. Most often the insurance company chooses the doctor, and the IME will be used as evidence in your Read More

What Happens When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp?

Workers’ compensation insurance is a system which allows company employees to receive benefits for a job-related injury regardless of fault. Workers’ comp. programs can provide medical benefits and sometimes temporary compensation until the employee is able to return to work. This all sounds fantastic, but what happens if you get hurt and your employer doesn’t Read More

5 Steps to Take After You’ve Been Hurt on the Job

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that all employers must carry to protect their staff from accidents, injury and illness related to the job. When you are hurt at work, you may have to file a claim to make sure your injuries are covered. However, you have to make sure that you do everything Read More

Why You Need a Strong Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workers’ compensation is a system of exchange where employees agree not to sue their employer for work-related injuries and illnesses, and in exchange, medical care and other associated costs are covered by the employer’s workers’ comp insurance. Unfortunately, it is all too common for the employer or the insurance company to deny compensation claims or Read More

How to Prevent a Work Injury from Hurting Your Future

Sometimes you’re working and you suffer an injury or illness that seems relatively minor. Maybe you think you’ve just sprained a wrist, or you catch a cold. You figure let it go, and it’ll get better on its own. Before you know it, it turns out that you’ve got severe carpel tunnel, bronchitis or emphysema Read More

Workers’ Comp in North Carolina: What You Need to Know

In the simplest terms, workers’ compensation is an exchange: employees give up their right to sue their employers for injuries and illnesses that happen because of their work, and in exchange have the right to recompense for their medical bills and lost wages due to a long- or short-term inability to continue working. Unfortunately, the Read More

What You Need to Know If You’re Hurt on the Job in North Carolina

If you have been hurt on the job in NC, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. However, the process of filing for workers’ comp is both complicated and fraught with restrictions. It is very common for employers or their insurance carriers to deny or reduce the amount of compensation at first, and both the Read More

We Can Help You Ease Back Into the Workplace After an Injury

If you have recently been injured while at work, you might be anxious to get back on the job. Along with potentially being bored from sitting around and not working, you might be feeling the financial pinch from being home. However, you should never try to jump back into work right away. Instead, consider working Read More

When It’s Actually Worth It To Pursue A Workers’ Comp Case

If you’ve been injured in a work accident, you may have a lot of unanswered questions, especially if the accident was not your fault. Like most, the biggest issue on your mind will be how you’re going to pay your bills while you’re recovering from your injuries. After all, the paychecks stop once you’ve become Read More

The Truth About Workplace Electrical Injuries

During the years 1992-2002, there were 46,598 US workplace injuries (last available figure) caused by electrical accidents. These types of injuries can be very severe and may make a consultation with a workers’ comp attorney essential. The following information on the causes of electrical injuries is provided by The Fire Protection Research Foundation: Overhead power lines: 46% Wiring Read More

Work Safety: Heavy Equipment

On March 8, a man was killed in a construction accident in Summerfield. The man walked into the path of excavator and was struck by the counterweight. If your job requires you to work with or around heavy equipment, your safety, as well as the safety of those around you, should be a top priority. Read More

3 Important Items To Bring Your Workers’ Comp Lawyer

If you are currently going through a workers’ compensation claim, you might be thinking about hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer. This is a good way to ensure that your case is handled as it should be, but if you want your lawyer to do the best job possible, you’ll need to bring him or her the Read More

Explaining the Basics of Workers’ Compensation

Most everyone has heard of workers’ compensation, but unless you’ve been through it, you may not really have a full understand of how it works. Here, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyer goes over the basics of workers’ compensation to help you better understand the program if you find yourself needing to file a claim. Each state mandates Read More

The Role of Negligence in a Work Injury

North Carolina workers can file for benefits when suffering from injuries that occurred while on the job, but some workers may need to decide between accepting workers’ compensation or filing a suit. A suit may be applicable when negligence occurred, and one trucker recently won a suit after negligent maintenance practices contributed to causing his Read More

3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Workers Compensation Claim Denial

If you are out of work due to an injury that occurred in the workplace, you are probably working with workers compensation to get the money that you are owed. It is important to protect yourself while this is going on, however, so that you can help prevent your claim from being denied. These are Read More

Our Workers’ Comp Attorneys Discuss Medical Care

If you have been injured in the workplace, should you get a worker’s compensation settlement first and then seek medical care? Though you can argue that the facts alone prove you suffered an injury, diagnostic testing and medical treatment are necessary to prove the full extent of your injuries. Without treatment and testing, your employer’s worker’s compensation Read More

Are You Feeling Bullied By Your Boss After An Injury?

Workers who have been injured on the job too frequently experience various forms of intimidation after filing a workers’ comp claim. Some workers are afraid to file a claim at all because they fear of retaliation from their employer. In 1992, North Carolina enacted the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) to prevent employers from discouraging Read More

Please Don’t Ever Do This After A Work Accident

There are a variety of injuries which can happen at work. They range from small things, like minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries, including broken bones and loss of limbs. While some injuries are one-time incidents, others result from years of exposure to specific work conditions. No matter the conditions of the injury, Read More

Four Reasons Why Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Denied

Most employers with three or more workers must cover them with workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation pays the employee medical benefits as well as wage replacement after suffering an injury from a work accident. However, your claim can be denied for a number of reasons. Knowing these reasons will help you avoid costly mistakes that lead Read More

These Are The Proper Steps When Dealing With A Workplace Injury

According to a recent article, data from the state Department of Labor shows that the number of workplace accidental deaths was down in 2015. Whereas 41 people died in workplace accidents in 2015, there were 45 workplace accidental deaths in 2014. This data only comes from industries regulated by the state Department of Labor and Read More

Seven Common Workplace Injury Claims

Thousands of people make workers’ compensation claims each year because of workplace accidents that cause serious injuries. In spite of workplace safety codes meant to protect workers, accidents still happen. One of the best ways to avoid work related accidents is having an understanding of how they occur. This allows the worker to recognize the Read More

Things You Should Know Before You Get Hurt on the Job

Whether you have been injured on the job or not, now is the time to make sure your work offers proper workers’ compensation and to come to understand what workers’ comp can do for you. According to a recent article, in 2015, the Industrial Commission, who are responsible for enforcing workers’ compensation laws, collected nearly Read More