Do I Qualify for North Carolina Workers Comp?
Being injured at work is something you simply can’t prepare for. Fortunately, nearly every employer across the state is required to carry workers compensation coverage that will protect employees who happen to become injured or fall ill at work. But just because you get sick or hurt at work doesn’t mean you are automatically entitled to benefits.
In fact, there are specific requirements that need to be met in order to qualify for workers comp in North Carolina. Read on to learn more about what these criteria consist of and the benefits you’ll receive if your claim is approved.
Eligibility Requirements for NC Workman’s Comp
For you to be approved for workers comp benefits, you’ll need to establish that your condition was caused by the work you perform for your employer. It doesn’t make a difference how long you’ve been working for the company or how many hours you put in each week; as long as you’ve suffered a work-related condition, your employer should be obligated to provide the benefits you’re entitled to.
There are exceptions to the rule, however. For example, if you were inebriated or committing a crime when you suffered a work injury, chances are your claim isn’t going to be approved.
What Your Work Comp Benefits Will Consist Of
When you are approved for workman’s comp benefits, you can expect to begin collecting your benefits shortly thereafter.
These benefits will consist of complete coverage of your medical bills as they relate to your injury, vocational training or education if you can’t return to work in your former industry, and disability benefits that will amount to approximately 66 percent of your average weekly earnings.
This way, you can still support your standard of living while you’re out of work, and you won’t be burdened by thousands of dollars in medical expenses while you recuperate.
Reach out to a North Carolina Work Compensation Lawyer
If you have further questions about qualifying for work comp, or if you’d like to discuss your case with a highly trained North Carolina workers comp lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A., you can fill out the quick contact form below or give our office a call at 252-752-7785 to schedule your free claim evaluation today.