This is not a workers' comp question, but employment law instead. The answer will depend on the arrangement you had with your employer in regard to the use of the company vehicle. Were you given a company vehicle to drive? Did you also get a gas card? Were you allowed to take the vehicle to...Read more »
NC law requires injured workers be given reasonable and necessary medical care. Our law also gives WC insurance companies the right to control medical treatment as long as they recognize the WC claim. Future medical treatment can be claimed for two (2) years after the last payment of weekly wage...Read more »
You should speak with an experienced Workers' Compensation lawyer before making any recorded statement. NC law does not automatically recognize and accept injuries just because they happen at work. The law also requires an accident or very specific occupational disease (not applicable to a...Read more »
I'm sorry forms 18 and 19 were filled out properly by both employee and employer ..my question is regarding the initial accident/injury report (employer form to be filled out by employee) this form was filled out by the employer NOT employee as it states on the top if the form after it was... Read more »
While signing the employee's name on a form that was not authorized by him/her is fraudulent, I don't know of any specific legal penalties you could gain from a false private internal company document. You certainly could use the unauthorized document as evidence of lack of employer...Read more »
The injury report was not written or even seen by me until 9 months later and denial from insurance to cover my injury.. my signature was not obtained and the employer did not write correctly what happened or even go over the details of the accident/injury with me. but employer submitted it to... Read more »
The NC Court that handles workers' compensation (WC) cases has specific forms for both employees (Form 18) and employers (Form 19) to fill out within thirty (30) days of a work accident. However, the Court will consider employee injury reports as old as two (2) years from the accident...Read more »
I was denied wirkmen compensation for a third claim. Was never notofied by workmen comp the claim was denied . Insteaf I was forced into mediation relsasing thevworkmen comp insurance of all clailms. I was nevet sent a demial of claim in wtiting.
In NC, you can always request a hearing before the Industrial Commission (Workers' Compensation Court) on any disputes. Insurance companies are supposed to promptly respond with written answer to any WC notice of accidents, but are rarely penalized for failure to do so. Disputed claims are...Read more »
Send a letter to the other party's attorney telling them you need the answer within a certain period for example 10 days or two weeks of the date of your letter to them. Offer to talk about the information and why you need it. See if you can work out a deal to get all the information or your...Read more »
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 »
My longtime partner, diagnosed with Acute Leukemia after working with Benzene products for 21 years. He tool all the precautions(mask, ventilation, etc.)In March 2018, After extensive research, experts at Harborview Medicine Environment and Occupational have determined benzene flipped the genetic... Read more »
May have an occupational disease or similar claim. Look for a member of the NC Assn for Justice who handles workers compensation and toxic exposure cases--they give free consults and could best advise your partner.
Yes, you can be laid off or fired at any time for any reason. However, you may have a legal claim in certain circumstances. For example, if you are fired solely because you reported or filed a workers comp claim, if you were fired because you took FMLA time off work to deal with the on-the-job...Read more »
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 »
I haven't been paid for hours I've worked since 3 weeks ago, and the boss always says he's going to pay me tomorrow or the coming week with no effort what so ever. He's constantly ignoring my calls or messages because he knows I'm asking about my money and now he wants me... Read more »
If you are an employee, North Carolina wage and hour law governs this. The law requires the employer to establish a specific pay date and must pay you on that date. There seems to be no legal reason for you not to be paid. If you are not an employee, then the law does not apply.
I seen my regular doctor when pain began and received several shots in my shoulder to relieve pain helped for a short time and pain would return. After 2 years or so I was sent for MRI because I was losing range of motion and couldn't work due to my job requiring the repetitive use of my arm.... Read more »
Not sure this answer is much help, but workers' compensation for federal employees is a very specialized field with few folks who practice in it. I have represented federal employees in employment cases for many years and have only ran into a couple of truly experienced federal workers'...Read more »
It depends on the situation. However, if you have a written pay plan or promise of specific wages and the employer did not pay that amount, then you will likely have a claim under the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act. Keep in mind, that the employer is not technically required to pay those back...Read more »
First you should ask your attorney. If you don't have one you need one--you need to make sure comp doesn't get more than it should, have to deal with underinsured coverages, it is not do it yourself time. Don't have an attorney ? Contact a member of the NC Advocates for Justice in...Read more »
I had an injury over a year ago at my job and someone dropped the ball at some point and the MRI scan was just now ordered. It came back normal according to the workers comp doc. The workers comp doc thinks its muscle spasms, but I saw my personal doc and he diagnosed chronic pain is this covered?... Read more »
If the doctor links it to the work injury yes it is covered. Many MRI's are negative. I assume your doctor has seen the MRI; if not get a copy for him. MRI's usually are not going to show much immediately after an injury so the delay wasn't something that helped comp. If you...Read more »
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