The Aftermath of Workplace Injuries
Injuries that occur in the home or while engaged in recreational activities tend to follow a familiar course. First, there are some measures taken to attend to the injury. If it is deemed to be sufficiently serious, then a trip to the doctor or the emergency room is in order. But the treatment and recovery that follow tend to be fairly standard, with no lingering effects. Occupational injuries, however, can be extremely problematic for workers who are hurt on the job. Though most are entitled by state and federal law to receive workers’ compensation benefits, the process is sometimes more difficult than anticipated.
If you have been the victim of an accident in the workplace or have developed an occupational illness, then we can help you to pursue the compensation that you are rightfully owed. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney who is committed to protecting the legal rights of injured North Carolina workers.
Potential Issues Following Workplace Injuries
Injuries sustained in the workplace can become far more complicated because there are a number of different issues at play. At home, nobody is likely to be concerned with the legal ramifications of an accident, but at work that is of great importance to your employer. Interpersonal relationships and your job security can feel as if they are at risk in the aftermath of a workplace accident, even though you have only acted in accordance with the law. Contentious workers’ compensation claims can create the following problems:
- Abusive mistreatment by supervisors and co-workers
- Lack of access to adequate medical care
- Expensive medical bills
- Lost income due to missed time for recovery or appointments
- Demotion to light duty work at a reduced compensation rate
Let us help you to ensure that your rights are fully protected. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.