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North Carolina Workers Comp Attorneys
Obtaining the Best Possible Results Through Negotiation or Trial
If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, including compensation for medical costs and a tax-free portion of your pre-injury income, or "Average Weekly Wage." The good news is that you are "covered" by the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act as soon as your employment begins, and regardless of who may have been at fault in causing your injury.
The bad news is that it is very difficult to obtain all of the information you will need in deciding how best to pursue your claim. The interests of employers and insurance carriers are often directly adverse to those of injured workers. That is to say, the more serious your injury, the more costly your workers' compensation claim is likely to be. As a result, the first priority of the employer and insurance company will probably be to control costs. Regrettably, they may do everything in their power--whether lawful or unlawful--to prevent you from receiving the benefits to which you are entitled.
This is why consulting with an experienced North Carolina workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible can be so important when you find yourself forced into an adversarial system that is unlike any you have encountered before. Luckily, you have come to the right place.
Bowman Law PLLC is equipped to fight tirelessly on your behalf as you seek to recover payment for medical costs and wage-loss benefits under the NC workers' compensation system (also referred to as workman's comp, workmen's comp, workers comp, workers' comp, work comp, worker comp, or simply WC). If you have a case, we can put our resources, talents, experience, and unwavering commitment to work for you. We have met, and helped, people in situations very similar to your own. Contact Bowman Law PLLC for a free case evaluation, or call (336) 470-0177 to speak directly to Attorney Joe Bowman.
The following list of common questions and answers about North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law may help you begin to understand and navigate this complex system. You may access our Workers' Compensation FAQs Page or our Resource Library for more helpful information and Industrial Commission Forms. Please feel free to Contact Bowman Law with additional questions.
1. How does an injured worker report his or her injury after being hurt on the job?
2. How does an injured worker file a Workers' Compensation Claim?
3. May an employer retaliate against or terminate a worker because he or she filed a workers' compensation claim?
4. Is the cost of mileage to and from medical appointments reimbursed?
5. May a workers' compensation claimant select his or her own doctor?
6. What if an injured worker is unable to perform his or her job as a result of the work injury?
7. Will an injured workers' immigration status prevent him or her from recovering workers' compensation benefits?
8. What happens in the case of a denied workers' compensation claim?
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Workers' Compensation Forms
NCIC Form 18 - Notice of Accident to Employer and Claim of Employee, Representative, or Dependent
NCIC Form 25T - Itemized Statement of Charges for Travel
NCIC Form 23 - Application to Reinstate Payment of Disability Compensation