Fayetteville Workplace Injury Attorneys
No matter what type of environment or duties a workplace requires, employees are always at risk of suffering a serious workplace injury. Even in seemingly “safe” workplaces, such as offices, employees can suffer injuries that leave them seriously injured and unable to continue working, either for a period of time or in some instances, permanently.
Our Fayetteville workplace injury lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, have dedicated years to defending the rights of workplace accident victims. If you are burdened by the repercussions of a workplace injury and need help recovering, both physically and financially, don’t hesitate to contact our team at (252) 222-0227.
How We Can Help
There are a number of ways that people can get hurt at their workplace. Faulty equipment, reckless actions, and unavoidable circumstances may lead to serious injuries or occupational illnesses such as:
- Construction Accidents
- Head/ Brain Injuries
- Spine Injuries
- Lung Diseases
- Repetitive Motion Injuries
- Occupational Diseases
- Manufacturing Accidents
- Transportation Accidents
- Office Injuries
- Paraplegia/ Quadriplegia
Victims may face a variety of injuries in the office, each of which could require costly and long-lasting treatment. Fortunately, with an attorney helping you with your workers’ compensation claim, you may be able to receive the benefits you need to cover these costs and your lost wages.
Workplace Injury FAQs
Can I receive additional compensation if I already received workers’ compensation?
In most cases, you cannot receive additional compensation from your employer if you already received workers’ compensation. However, you may be able to collect compensation from other responsible parties whose negligence contributed to your accident or injury. For example, if a specific product or piece of equipment malfunctioned or was defective and this defect caused your accident, you may be able to collect money from the manufacturer of the faulty product. Alternatively, if you were injured on someone else’s property and the property owner’s negligence contributed to your injury, the property owners can be held liable. For more information or to speak to one of our experienced workplace injury attorneys, please contact Law Office of Sam Scudder at (252) 222-0227 today.
What protections exist to keep workers safe?
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 made considerable strides in setting safety standards for workplaces nationwide, and is the main federal protection for the safety of workers. The law sets out specific safety standards, has industry specific standards for construction, maritime, and agricultural jobs, and contains a “General Duty Clause” that prohibits workplace practices that endanger employees. Additionally, the state of North Carolina requires that all businesses with three or more employees have workers’ compensation insurance for instances of workplace injury and illness. For more information about worker injury laws, please contact one of our workplace injury attorneys at (252) 222-0227 today.
Is there a statute of limitations for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
Yes, in the state of North Carolina, workers have two years from the date of their injury to file Form 18 with the state’s Industrial Commission. Additionally, workers have 30 days from the date of the accident to inform their employers in writing of their injury. If you file Form 18 within the first 30 days following your accident, this act notifies your employer. For these cases, it is always best to act quickly and file as soon as possible to ensure you have the best chance to collect compensation for your injuries and any lost time at work. If you have any additional questions or want to speak to one of our qualified Morehead City workplace injury attorneys, please contact Law Office of Sam Scudder at (252) 222-0227 today.
At Law Office of Sam Scudder, our Fayetteville workplace injury attorneys are ready to help you and your loved ones file a claim to pursue the financial compensation you need. Contact our team at (252) 222-0227 to discuss your case today.