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Does your work injury qualify you for workers’ compensation?

| Feb 25, 2016 | Workplace Injuries

Did you suffer a work injury while on the job in North Carolina? Has your workplace injury left you unable to return to work, facing mounting medical bills and unsure of your financial future? If you answered yes to both questions, your work injury may qualify you for workers’ compensation.

Workers’ compensation is designed to provide financial relief to injured workers. This compensation should cover medical expenses associated with an on-the-job injury. Included in this coverage is reimbursement for doctor bills, hospital stays, physical therapy and long-term care.

Workers whose injuries prevent them from returning to work should not have to suffer financially because of their injuries, which is why workers’ compensation also provides lost-wage replacement. Workers’ compensation will not pay a worker’s full regular wage, but it will pay a percentage of the worker’s pre-accident average pay. Unless you sustained an injury that resulted in a permanent disability, these payments should last your entire recovery period.

It is important to remember that not all injuries are covered by the workers’ compensation system. If you are unsure whether your work injury qualifies you for compensation, you can learn more by speaking to one of our experienced attorneys at the law firm of Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler. We have years of experience guiding and representing injured North Carolina workers, and we can answer all of your compensation-related questions. If you would like to learn more, you can visit our website where you will find information on a wide array of compensation-related topics.

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