Thursday, October 17, 2019

Workers' Compensation

AV Rating2 Workers' Compensation law is complex. There are many hidden traps that a company can spring on you. You need an attorney who will fight for you!

There are generally two types of workers’ compensation cases. First, there are injuries by accident cases. The second type of workers’ compensation case involves occupational diseases. An injury by accident is a definite event in which time and place is fixed and arises in the course and scope of employment. The determination of an injury by accident is often straight forward. You have suffered an injury by accident if you fell off a scaffold and broke your leg. On the other hand, the issue can become quite complex. You would be amazed at the lengths some companies will go to avoid paying a claim. The Huffman Law Firm, P.A. has extensive experience representing injured  workers in workers' compensation cases. The following is a brief overview of some of the highlights of the workers’ compensation system. 

The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation law was originally enacted in 1929. It has been amended many times since then. There are hundreds of Court of Appeals and Supreme Court cases interpreting the law. Interestingly, the Supreme Court has stated that workers’ compensation should be as “summary and simple as possible.”  It is anything but summary and simple. If you need help in navigating your case through the workers’ compensation maze, feel free to call the Huffman Law Firm, P.A. for a no cost/no obligation evaluation of your case.  Although the firm has a statewide practice, much of our work is done in the Salisbury, Rowan County; Mocksville, Davie County; Lexington/Thomasville, Davidson County; Concord, Cabarrus County; and Albemarle, Stanly County areas.

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