What Is Workers' Compensation?

Helping Injured Workers Understand Their Rights

Any employer who employs three or more employees must carry workers' compensation insurance that provides benefits to workers injured on the job. Regardless of fault, injured workers may file a workers' compensation claim against that insurance coverage and may be entitled to substantial benefits for their injuries.

The process of obtaining workers' compensation is an administrative process that requires the injured worker to prove the extent and nature of his or her injuries. It requires the assistance of a skilled doctor for your injuries and a trained attorney to ensure your rights are protected. Working together, we will create a successful game plan to help you get the benefits that you deserve.

Help for Injured Workers in North Carolina

When facing an insurance company, you need an experienced a workers' compensation lawyer who will stand up for you. At Ken Wayne & Associates, we are here to represent the rights of injured workers throughout North Carolina.

For more information about choosing the right legal team for your legal matter, contact our office in Charlotte for a free consultation.

Benefits Available for Injured Workers

The purpose of workers' compensation is to provide injured workers with benefits to compensate them for an injury that occurred at work. These benefits are available to provide workers with medical care for their injuries, and to compensate them for lost wages due to their inability to work.

Workers' compensation provides people with the following types of benefits:

  • Wage compensation payments — You may be eligible to receive up to 66 and two-thirds of your average weekly wage.
  • Medical care benefits — You are entitled to receive all necessary medical care and treatment for your injury.
  • Permanent disability benefits — There are benefits available for people who are unable to return to work or can return to work, but with a partial disability.
  • Death benefits — Dependants of a worker who dies as a result of an on-the-job injury may be able to collect workers compensation benefits.

Contact us now for a free consultation about your workers' compensation case.

Select an experienced attorney to be on your legal team in a workers' compensation (workman's compensation) case, by speaking to us at Ken Wayne & Associates.

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