Workers Compensation Heavy Equipment Operator Injury Claims
If you are injured in a vehicle or heavy equipment accident while working, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits for medical bills and a portion of your lost wages, as well as other workers’ comp benefits. Close proximity of construction workers to heavy equipment often leads to accidents resulting in serious injury, including neck and back injuries, bone fractures, crush injuries, amputations and even death.
We help injured workers in North Carolina who have been injured on:
• Skid steers
• Bulldozers Tractors
NC Workers’ Comp Disability Benefits
If you are out of work due to an injury on the job, under North Carolina workers’ compensation law, you may receive Temporary Total Disability (TTD), typically two-thirds of your “average weekly wage.” If you can return to work, but make less money due to the injury, you can receive Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits under North Carolina workers’ compensation law to make up for the shortfall.
Compensation for Your Permanent Injury
Under North Carolina workers’ compensation law, you can receive compensation for any permanent injury you have after the doctor releases you from care. If you can never return to any kind of work, you may be entitled to Permanent Total Disability (PTD) or Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) benefits. If you have a permanent injury or cannot return to work, you should consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, as the calculation of what you are owed may be harshly contested by the workers’ comp insurance company.
You may also have a if your injury was caused by the negligence of another person or company. Early involvement by a knowledgeable attorney can help ensure maximum opportunities to collect compensation and benefits from all available sources.
Reporting a Workers’ Compensation Injury
If you suffered an injury at work, you have the right to workers’ compensation benefits. It is important to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. If your employer or its insurance provider denied your claim, an experienced North Carolina workers’ comp attorney can help you get through the complex legal and medical procedures required in a North Carolina workers’ compensation case so that you can focus on your recovery.
Learn More About Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
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Hire a Raleigh Workers’ Comp Lawyer
To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer to discuss your specific injury, e-mail us or call us at 919.277.0161. Based in Raleigh, we handle workers’ compensation cases statewide in North Carolina.
If you have trouble understanding workers’ compensation terms or navigating the workers’ compensation system, contact the North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal or medical advice. Call us for a free consultation to discuss your claim.