Were you injured on the job? Have you been diagnosed with cancer or another disease or illness from exposure to toxins at work? Is your employer or its insurance company pressuring you to return to work before you are fully recovered?
Financial challenges with missed work, mounting medical expenses and your family’s financial future can be overwhelming. Seek the advice of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney before you give up important rights.
Helping You Understand Your Rights Following A Work Injury
At Martin & Jones, we understand the difficulties and uncertainties you face after a workplace accident or illness. Our lawyers have an intimate knowledge and understanding of workers’ compensation laws in North Carolina. We will diligently pursue your rights, helping you rebuild your life and providing you with hope for the future of your family.
As an injured worker, you may be entitled to disability benefits. The amount of benefits depends on whether your disability is temporary or permanent, and whether your injuries partially or totally disable you.
You may also have rights to medical treatment following an injury or illness sustained while performing your work duties. Depending on your needs, you may be entitled to medical compensation for:
Vocational rehabilitation services
Different types of injuries and illnesses may entitle you to different rights. If you are a railroad worker, Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) rights allow you to bring a claim directly against the railroad company if the railroad’s negligence caused your injury.
Even if the effects of your exposure to hazardous materials and toxins at work do not appear until many years after you change jobs or retire, you may still be entitled to additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, referred to as a third-party claim. A third-party claim may also help with your monetary recovery if you are injured in an accident on a construction site.
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The attorneys at Martin & Jones have been helping injury victims in North Carolina since 1982. Send us an email or call us today at 800-662-1234 to schedule a free consultation in our Raleigh office or one of our other office locations.