When a client tells us, "I got hurt on the job," our lawyers are ready to offer valuable counsel and assistance. To begin with, we advise injured workers that the law requires you to report your accident or occupational disease in writing to your employer, within 30 days of the accident or the first manifestation of an ongoing condition such as a repetitive stress injury. However, if you fail to do that we may still be able to get your claim covered. We also explain how our advocacy is important for injured employees who qualify for workers' compensation. Even if you have an accepted case, that is not a guarantee that the insurance adjuster is providing you all the benefits to which you are entitled. Contact a lawyer at the law offices of The Bollinger Law Firm, P.C. after an accidental injury in North Carolina, for further information. You need to know your rights and obligations!
Is Your HR Department a Reliable Source of Information after an On-the-Job Injury?
In a word, NO! While HR (human resources) departments may come to mind as the first place to go for help, remember what their goals are. HR departments often have strong incentives to save companies money and prevent payout of workplace injury claims.
While an individual HR representative may demonstrate natural human sympathy, HR as a whole is, in fact, in an inherently adversarial position when it comes to employees' wellbeing after an accidental injury. Their job is to save the company money, resulting in a conflict of interest when they advise employees on steps to take after an injury at the office, factory, repair shop or healthcare facility.
Our Lawyers Work to Protect the Rights of Injured Workers
When our lawyers at The Bollinger Law Firm, P.C. represent injured employees, our job is to ensure that they receive all their lawfully due compensation to cover medical care and lost wage replacement. For a clear understanding of injured workers' rights and responsibilities after an on-the-job accident in North Carolina, employees who have been hurt are encouraged to contact our workers' compensation attorneys. Discuss with us how to handle postponed or denied workers' comp benefit claims. Again, we know how to get the ball rolling for you.
Understand your workers' compensation rights according to North Carolina laws. See our workers' compensation newsletter for basic information about workers' comp. Talk to a knowledgeable attorney at The Bollinger Law Firm, P.C. and get the appeals process underway with the ultimate goal of being able to put the financial consequences of your workplace injury behind you.