Our Job Is To Protect You After A Work Injury
You work hard, so when an on-the-job injury happens, you deserve to get the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive. Getting these benefits is not always easy, however. Many people quickly realize that they need the help of a lawyer. If you are in this situation, you can count on the team at Bridgman Law Offices for personalized representation.
Our attorney and staff understand that this is a difficult time and that you probably have many questions. We are here to answer your questions and help you through each step of the North Carolina workers’ compensation process. Please contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.
What Benefits Can You Receive?
Each case is unique, but in general, injured workers may receive:
- Coverage of all medical expenses, including travel to and from medical appointments
- Wage replacement benefits at two-thirds of your average weekly wage
- A lump-sum payment for a permanent injury (schedule loss)
- Vocational training and rehabilitation if you can no longer perform your job
In addition, if a worker dies from their injury, the family may apply for death benefits, burial expenses and funeral costs.
We Can Represent Workers From Any Occupation
Work injuries often happen in jobs involving heavy labor, but they can occur in any occupation. We can help people in occupations and industries such as:
- Health care
- Driving and delivery
- Office work
- Manual labor
- Factory work
- Warehouse work
Workers in these fields may suffer a broad range of traumatic injuries, including back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, amputations, burns and loss of vision or hearing. They may also suffer cumulative trauma injuries which occur over time, such as joint injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and lower back pain.
Workers’ compensation should cover traumatic and cumulative trauma injuries, but proving cumulative trauma can be more challenging. You may need a lawyer to help you gather the appropriate medical information to prove your claim.
Don’t Wait To Report Your Injury And Speak With An Attorney
It is important to report your injury to your employer right away and to seek immediate medical care. You can contact us at any point in the process, but doing so earlier is generally the best idea. We work with people throughout the state. Please call our Charlotte office at 877-330-4817 or complete a brief online form to schedule a free consultation.