When you are injured on the job in North Carolina or South Carolina, Workers’ Compensation is the means by which you are compensated for your lost time from work, your injuries, and get medical treatment.
However, the laws of workers’ compensation are incredibly complex and vary from North Carolina to South Carolina. The words you use to report your injury to your employer, or put down in an accident report can sometimes be the reason why your claim is accepted, or denied. Sometimes your manager or supervisor’s salary or bonuses is tied in to the amount of time lost in on the job accidents that happen on their watch. Unfortunately, some managers or supervisors harm employees’ workers’ compensation claims by having the employees fill out accident reports in ways that lead to the employee’s case being denied.
Therefore, it is crucial you speak with an attorney as soon as possible, ideally before you speak with the insurance company, or fill out an accident report. Simply put, words matter, and it is best to let Tippens and Zurosky be your voice in any North Carolina or South Carolina workers’ compensation matter. Call us toll-free at 877-372-3580, or at 704-343-0018, for a free consultation. Let us help you!