If you have been injured at work, North Carolina Workers’ Compensation laws mandate that you are entitled to benefits. These benefits are often available even when your act or omission contributed to or caused your injury. Your benefits can include monetary payments while you are out of work, payment of all related medical bills, reimbursement for mileage to and from your doctor appointments, and payment for medications. Your employer’s insurance company is not your representative, and will not always explain all of your rights or ensure that you are receiving the appropriate benefits.
At Van Camp, Meacham & Newman, we have three primary goals when representing an injured worker. First, we make sure that the injured worker is receiving all of the benefits to which he/she is entitled. If you are not receiving your rightful benefits, action is taken immediately to bring the matter before the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Second, at the appropriate stages of your claim we explain all of your options clearly so you can make the most informed choice about how to resolve your claim. Finally, we communicate with our clients. This means we return phone calls promptly, schedule appointments when necessary, and are available and accessible to address any concerns you have regarding your claim.
North Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws allow an injured worker to seek temporary total disability benefits, permanent partial disability benefits and total disability benefits. Additionally, injured workers payment of medical bills, vocational rehabilitative benefits that provide training for a new line of work.
Thomas Van Camp, the firm’s managing partner, is the head of the firm’s Workers Compensation department. Our team has handled complex claims involving permanent disability, as well as more “basic” claims where the injured worker is able to return to employment, and everything in between:
Our work begins by making sure clients get proper medical treatment and that compensation is paid in a timely matter. To make sure that that happens, we will help in submitting all of the forms required by the North Carolina Industrial Commission (an administrative board that oversees workman’s comp claims).
After those things have been done, we begin the work of preparing our clients for their initial hearing before the commission (attorneys may file papers, but do not represent employees before the board unless a workers’ compensation claim goes to an appeal).
Learn more about if Workers Comp doesn’t cover your medical costs.
We handle workers’ compensation claims on a contingency basis. In addition, attorney fees and expenses must be approved by the Industrial Commission and you will not be responsible for paying anything until a settlement is reached and your final disability rating determined.
Schedule a free consultation with us by contacting our firm online, calling us locally at (910) 295-2525, or by reaching us toll free at (877) 288-6557.