If you have injured your back on the job, here’s what you should do as soon as possible to ensure that you are covered by workers’ comp: tell a trusted co-worker about your injury, report the injury to your supervisor, seek medical attention right away, and call an accidental injury advocate such as Joe Miller, Esq.
Be sure to take note of the accident details to ensure the accuracy of the information for your benefit, as North Carolina law requires certain details in order to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Why Should You Consult With an Accidental Injury Lawyer?
North Carolina law says that you need to show a “specific traumatic incident” which caused your back injury. The incident does not have to be an accident, but it could be a result of simply performing your day-to-day duties at work, as long as you can point out the time of the incident along with a description of the duties you were performing.
Dealing with back injuries can be difficult, but filing a workers’ compensation claim doesn’t have to be. An workers’ comp lawyer can help you determine if the “specific traumatic incident” qualifies you for workers’ comp benefits.
Not only does North Carolina law require you to detail a specific incident, there are additional requirements which you need to meet in order for you to make a claim. These requirements are detailed in the books The Nine Biggest Myths About North Carolina Workplace Injuries or The North Carolina Workers Compensation Guide to Settlements, which are provided free of charge by Joe Miller, Esq.
If you have been injured on the job and just want to know what your options are, contact North Carolina workers’ comp lawyer Joe Miller, Esq. at (757) 455-8889 or toll free (888) 694-1671.