Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Shelby, North Carolina

Our North Carolina workers' compensation lawyers will help you through the workers' compensation claims process.

If you have been injured on the job in North Carolina, you need to know that benefits are available to you. Workers’ compensation insurance provides payment of medical bills, offers some rehabilitation benefits, provides replacement income and pays for job training.

Most North Carolina workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits after a workplace injury or development of a disease related to employment. Unfortunately, some employers and their insurance companies will try to deny benefits.

A skilled North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert is ready to assist you to get benefits for your workplace injury or illness. Our lawyers stand up for injured workers in Shelby, Rutherfordton, Lincolnton, Gastonia, and surrounding North Carolina communities.

Contact us today by calling (704) 487-1234 or by using our online contact form.

Benefits Provided by North Carolina Workers’ Compensation

North Carolina workers’ compensation provides different types of benefits depending on the type of injury and extent of the disability. An injured worker should give an employer written notice of an injury within 30 days of the accident. The benefits available to injured employees in North Carolina include:

  • Medical Expenses — Injured workers are entitled to coverage for all reasonable medical expenses, including surgery, hospital bills, medicine, nursing and rehabilitation services.
  • Wage Replacement — If you are temporarily unable to work, you should receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage up to the maximum amount of compensation. The benefits begin after the first seven days of disability.
  • Temporary Partial Disability — If you go back to work after a work-related injury but are unable to work as many hours or earn the same income, you are entitled to receive temporary partial disability compensation. The benefit compensates injured workers for a portion of the difference in your pre-injury and post-injury wages. Temporary partial disability benefits are available for up to 300 weeks after a work-related injury.
  • Permanent Partial Disability — If you lose the use a hand, foot, arm, leg, eye, ear, or back due to a work-related accident, you may receive a set amount of compensation that is computed based on the percentage disability and the body part involved.
  • Death Benefits — Compensation is available to the family of workers who die from an occupational disease or as a result of fatal injuries incurred in an accident.

North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

If you have suffered a work-related injury talk to a knowledgeable workers compensation lawyer at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert today. We’re dedicated to standing up for injured workers.

About Teddy, Meekins & Talbert

The law office of Teddy, Meekins & Talbert is located in Shelby, N.C. approximately 40 miles west of Charlotte, N.C. Our mission is to provide aggressive, innovative, and passionate representation for people who are often in the midst of stress and anxiety associated with legal problems.

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