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CHARLOTTE, NC, August 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Getting injured on the job can cause a long string of difficulties. Thankfully, the North Carolina Worker's Compensation Act provides workers with an avenue to remedy their on-the-job injuries.
The act requires that all businesses with three or more employees, full or part time, have worker's compensation insurance. This is a type of accident insurance program that is provided by your employer.
This insurance provides several benefits for employees such as medical, rehabilitation and income benefits in the unfortunate event that you are injured while on the job. In some cases, these benefits also extend to your immediate family or dependents in the event an on-the-job injury becomes fatal.
If you are not sure whether or not your employer is insured, you can verify their coverage by contacting the North Carolina Industrial Commission or by visiting their website at http://www.ic.nc.gov.
Worker's Compensation Quick Tips
If you are injured while on the job, contact a work injury attorney and follow these five simple steps to make sure that you are taken care of by your employer's required workers compensation insurance:
1) Report your injury to your employer and seek out the appropriate medical treatment immediately; you have 30 days to do this.
2) Contact your health care provider and tell them that your injury is work-related and give them the name of your employer.
3) Inform your employer that you have experienced a work-related accident.
4) As soon as possible - and within 30 days - give your employer written notice stating the date of the accident, a brief description of the injury and where it occurred. Always keep a copy of this written notice for your records.
5) Follow your physician's instructions for medical treatment.
Following these simple tips can guarantee proper handling of your worker's compensation claim.
"I've seen too many people come into my office with an improperly handled worker's compensation claim where they failed to follow simple steps such as notifying their employer of their injury in writing. This made the process much more difficult for them when it should have been simple," says Michael Husted of Campbell & Associates.
Sometimes, worker's compensation claims are denied, which means you'll then have to request a hearing. When matters get complicated like this, it is imperative to have an experienced workers' compensation lawyer on your side to guide you through the process.
If you need assistance with a workers' compensation claim or have any questions regarding workers' compensation in general, visit http://www.campbellandassociateslaw.com.
About Campbell & Associates:
Founded in 1996, Campbell & Associates is a Charlotte law firm that is committed to getting just and fair compensation for anyone who has suffered an injury as a result of another party's negligence.
To learn more, visit http://www.campbellandassociateslaw.com.
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