Special Worker Protection Laws
The workers’ compensation law established by the state of North Carolina covers the majority of those employed within its boundaries, but not all workers. There are stipulations within the pertinent statutes that directly elaborate on which occupational situations do not fall under the mandatory workers’ compensation insurance scheme. But there are additional laws that exist to protect the rights of workers who suffer injury or illness on the job or as a direct result of working conditions.
In some cases these laws may not be fault-free in the way that workers’ compensation is, but they are still valuable tools to help protect injured workers and their families. To learn more about the options that may be available to you if you work for an employer outside the scope of North Carolina’s provisions, it is advisable to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311.
Similar Worker Protection Laws
There are some occupations which are understood to have different dangers and needs. Moreover, there are some employers and endeavors that are equipped with the means to address the issues that arise from workplace injuries internally. It is important that you understand how these laws vary and which laws may be relevant in your current employment situation so that you have access to the full range of benefits to which you are entitled.
Some notable other laws include:
- Federal Employment Compensation Act (for federal workers not in the military)
- Federal Employment Liability Act (for railroad workers)
- Merchant Marine Act (for seamen)
- Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
- Black Lung Benefits Act
If you have been injured while on the job, there may be subtle aspects of your occupation that influence which method you should proceed under, and we can help you identify the correct path for your needs. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311 to learn more about your legal options.