BACK INJURIES & HERNIAS
Back injuries and hernias are classified as exceptions to the "by accident" requirements of the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act. If you were injured due to a "specific traumatic incident" under workplace requirements, you may be granted compensation. All you have to do is contact our workers compensation attorney to access reliable counsel. Ewing Carter III, P.A. proudly serves the Greensboro, NC community, and will guide you through each facet of this legal process.
Attorney Ewing Carter III can advise you about your rights and advocate for what you are entitled to under the North Carolina workers' compensation laws. As defined under the North Carolina
Workers' Compensation Act, an injury is covered under workers' compensation if it was caused by an accident or incident which arose out of and in the course of your employment. An accident is defined under the law as a separate event preceding and causing the injury.
Unless there is an accident, an injury received while performing the regular duties in the usual and customary manner is not compensable.
"Occupational diseases" are certain maladies that may be compensated under the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act. These particular diseases must be proven to be the result of conditions that are characteristic of a particular workplace, where the worker bears greater exposure than that of the general public. Keep in mind, most general diseases suffered by the public are excluded from the NC Workers' Compensation Act.
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Keep in mind, it's the injured employee's responsibility to claim compensation. It's imperative that you give instant notice of an accident to your employer as soon as the accident occurs. If you don't inform your employer within 30 days, they may ultimately refuse compensation. On top of that, the employee or employer must file a claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) within two years from the date of the initial incident report. Otherwise, the claim is barred by law.
The Law Office of Ewing Carter III, P.A. will represent your interests diligently under the law. We will assist and counsel you through all the steps such as filing the proper paperwork, getting proper medical treatment, and proceeding through mediation and Hearings before the Industrial Commission, if necessary.
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Contact Ewing Carter III, P.A., Attorney at Law today for a free consultation.
Ewing Carter III, P.A.
1004 N. Main St. Suite 102
High Point, NC 2726
Office: (336) 883-2247
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