Carthage Workers’ Compensation Benefits Attorneys
North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act establishes a system of medical and disability benefits provided to workers who are injured on the job or who develop an occupational disease as a result of their employment. It is designed to protect workers from the financial hardship associated with on-the-job injuries, including medical expenses and lost capacity to earn wages.
Workers’ compensation essentially provides injured workers two types of benefits:
Disability benefits, which are cash payments made to the injured worker as compensation for lost wages or permanent injury.
Medical compensation, which includes payment for doctor visits, medications, hospitalizations and surgeries. Medical compensation can also include mileage reimbursement for doctor’s visits, vocational rehabilitation services and, in cases of severe injury, attendant and nursing care.
The attorneys at Rowland & Yauger, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, realize how complicated workers’ compensation issues can become, as well as how important the outcome is in order for injured workers to protect their standard of living. We help clients throughout central North Carolina navigate the complex workers’ compensation system, ensuring that they receive the full compensation they deserve.
Our Asheboro Medical Benefits Lawyers Protect Your Rights
Insurance companies often are eager to get workers to settle a workers’ compensation claim with a lump sum payout in order to clear their books and prevent the worker from hiring an attorney. Signing one of these so-called “clincher” settlements before consulting with an attorney can create a slew of problems for you later, many of which cannot be fixed.
We have access to highly regarded specialists who will provide documentation on what future medical treatment will be necessary and what the true costs of that care will be. We advocate aggressively on your behalf to secure the full amount you deserve.
Clincher agreements often stipulate that a worker cannot pursue additional benefits or reopen the case if the condition worsens. For this reason, it is critically important to retain the services of a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney before agreeing to any offers.
Our experienced Carthage workers’ compensation benefits attorneys are ready to do what it takes to protect your rights. Workers’ compensation cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover a payment for you, either through negotiations or a court decision, you do not pay attorney’s fees.
We invite you to contact a workers’ compensation lawyer at Rowland & Yauger for a consultation about your legal rights. You can call our office at 336-691-2876 or toll free at 910-722-9717.