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' Compensation...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 to send him my full name... 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. Turns... 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 your county who...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 don't have a lawyer why...Read more »
Im not sure of the process and when I ask questions of the Paralegal or Attorney ( if they are in the office ) answers seem to slightly change. Ive felt out of the loop the whole time and unsupported. I never received a copy of our original Attorney/ Client contract. I asked multiple times. Then... Read more »
The number one complaint clients have with their attorneys is a lack of communication, either by failing to return phone calls were not properly explaining the process. Attorney's fees and workers compensation claims are set by the industrial commmission at 25%. I do not know what the $900 is for...Read more »
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