Personal Injury Lawyers For Workers’ Compensation Injuries in Raleigh
When an employee is injured in the workplace, he is entitled to workers’ compensation disability and medical benefits. The Workers’ Compensation Act has a two-fold plan: (1) swift compensation for the employee; and (2) limited liability for the employer. However, it may also be possible to bring a separate civil claim against a negligent third party who is not the employer. Workers’ compensation claims fall under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, which provides fixed disability and medical compensation amounts. In cases where a negligent third party caused or contributed to the Workers’ Comp injury, a second claim (i.e. a civil lawsuit) may be filed in civil court. The interactions of these two civil claims is complex. The workers’ compensation lawyers at the Jernigan Law Firm are here to help. The lawyers at the Jernigan Law Firm have a thorough understanding of the history and evolution of the Workers’ Compensation Act, as well as current case law and statutory changes. When you contact an attorney at the Jernigan Law Firm, you will be working with a qualified and experienced professional who stays on top of the case law, the legislative changes, and North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Rule updates.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Raleigh, NC, Cary, Apex, Durham, Wake Forest, & Beyond
The Workers’ Compensation Act is a no-fault system designed to compensate employees who get injured on the job. As a general rule, a workers’ comp injury is one causing disability or the need for medical treatment while at work. The employer is responsible for 100% of necessary and reasonable medical care, as well as 2/3 of the average weekly wage of the employee. When injury, disability, or occupational disease continues for a long period of time, the Workers’ Compensation Act can become quite complicated. Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. and Kristina B. Thompson are Board Certified by the North Carolina State Bar in Workers’ Compensation Law. Our lawyers can help answer any questions you have and develop a legal plan moving forward. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney at the Jernigan Law Firm to discuss your workers’ compensation injury.
Contact A Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Raleigh, NC at Jernigan Law Firm
Contact the Jernigan Law Firm by calling (919) 833-0299 or contact us online. A workers’ compensation attorney at our firm will talk to you about your case. The workers’ compensation lawyers at the Jernigan Law Firm charge no consultation fee to evaluate your claim, and will courteously and patiently work with you, making certain to answer any questions you may have and provide a plan for your best steps moving forward. Contact the personal injury lawyers at the Jernigan Law Firm today to confidentially discuss your workers’ compensation injury, auto accident, or other personal injury in Raleigh, NC, Cary, Apex, Durham, Wake Forest, Garner, Morrisville, Knightdale, Holly Springs, Wendell, Clayton, Oxford, or other area of North Carolina.