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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: Can I file workers comp for an injury that occurred at work while I was still employed there in February ‘19?

My employer was aware of my injury as it happened in front of him but I did not file a claim at the time. There were multiple witnesses and I did have to go to urgent care due to this injury. I have record of that visit. This injury continued causing problems for the next two years including... Read more »

Martha Ramsay
Martha Ramsay answered on May 25, 2021

You can always file a claim. Whether your claim will be found compensable is the issue. Generally, there is a two year time limit on workers’ compensation claims in North Carolina where the injury is based on an accident. (Occupational diseases have a different time standard). Lawyers call... Read more »

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Q: As a NC business owner currently involved in a work comp claim, can the carrier's defense council legally threaten...

not to settle my current claim if I renew my WC policy w/ them now that it's up for renewal. They no longer want to insure my company. Can't find another carrier because of my open claim. My attorney doesn't seem to know the answer.

Martha Ramsay
Martha Ramsay answered on Apr 28, 2021

I do not know the answer to your question, but it certainly raises many questions and concerns. I would start by contacting the North Carolina Department of Insurance (855-408-1212), the North Carolina Attorney General and the North Carolina State Bar. Your questions appear to involve unfair... Read more »

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Q: I recently broke my foot at work and now the workmans comp adjuster wants a recorded statement. What do I do?

I told her I needed to consult with an atty 1st.

Martha Ramsay
Martha Ramsay answered on Nov 20, 2020

We recommend that our client’s consult with an attorney before giving a recorded statement. Why? North Carolina has a requirement that an work injury be considered an accident- something that is unusual or unexpected. Most people believe that workers’ compensation requires proof that you... Read more »

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Q: Can I get money for pain and suffering in a workers' comp claim?
Martha Ramsay
Martha Ramsay answered on Dec 12, 2018

No, not in North Carolina. The law allows for compensation for three benefits: Medical treatment, payment for lost time and payment for permanent injury. One of the elements of the original bargain of workers’ compensation law, no compensation for pain and suffering is supposed to be... Read more »

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Q: How do I know if I'm entitled to workers compensation? Do I have to be a full-time employee or is part-time ok?
Martha Ramsay
Martha Ramsay answered on May 21, 2018

It is not based on whether you are full-time or part-time. If you are an employee and there are three or more employees, your employer should carry workers' compensation insurance, unless they fall under one of a number of exemptions. You should contact a Board Certified Workers'... Read more »

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Q: Looking for the best personal injury attorney in charlotte, nc any suggestions
Martha Ramsay
Martha Ramsay answered on Sep 23, 2011

Please call the Ramsay Law Firm at 704-376-1616.

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