Your Right To Workers’ Comp Benefits After A Workplace Accident
If you suffered an injury during the course of doing your job, you may be able to file two legal claims:
- Workers’ compensation claim with your employer
- Third-party claim against the negligent person or party — not employed by your company — who caused your injury; examples include: a contractor who injures you when you visit a place of work or a negligent driver who hurts you while you are travelling on business
Though you are allowed to collect damages from both claims, the workers’ compensation insurance company will try to get reimbursed from the third-party settlement. To make sure you receive all of the compensation you deserve, you may need to work with an attorney with experience handling work injury claims.
At Helton, Cody & Associates, PLLC, in Hickory, we help injured workers throughout western North Carolina collect the benefits and damages to which they are entitled. If you are awarded workers’ compensation benefits as well as damages from a third party, we will fight to limit the amount that workers’ comp can take from your third-party settlement.
Employee Injury Compensation
Workers’ compensation is generally available to employees who are injured on the job. If your injury was the fault of a negligent third party, such as the driver of a vehicle or the manufacturer of defective machinery, you may be able to collect additional damages. We represent employees in workers’ comp and third-party liability claims.
Accidents and injuries can happen at any workplace, but some occupations put workers at a higher risk for injury, such as:
- Construction-related injuries
Injuries suffered on the job often include:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Broken bones and amputations
- Back and spinal injuries
- Electric shock
- Head and brain injuries
In addition, workers can develop illnesses from being exposed to toxins. An injured worker may easily be left with a debilitating condition, such as chronic and permanent pain, that may leave them unable to return to work and permanently disabled.
Get Our Assistance Today
If you have been injured at work, you need an attorney who will fight for your right to fair compensation. Please call us at 828-848-8776 or 888-321-0494 (toll free) to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
We take injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning if we accept your case, you do not have to pay us if you do not recover damages.