Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Injuries caused by workplace accidents can be costly to treat. This is especially a problem for workers who require time off to recover. Right when their wages have been cut, they are suddenly met with staggering medical bills. If you are in this situation, you are probably wondering about types of assistance that are available to you.

Fortunately, state law ensures that victims of workplace accidents will not be left struggling to pay for necessary treatment. Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, can help you understand your rights and obligations in filing for compensation. Call our offices at (919) 851-3311.

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About the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act

Our state’s Workers’ Compensation Act was passed by the state legislature in 1929. Its goal was to provide assistance for workers who had suffered accidental injuries on the job. Before this law was written, employees had to prove in court that their employers were directly responsible for their injuries before they could receive compensation for their medical bills.

By allowing workers to receive compensation for any accidental injury without a trial, the Act reduced the problem of lengthy and expensive court procedures. It protects workers by requiring most employers to carry insurance that will cover accidental injuries. Employers who are covered by the act, and therefore must provide workman’s comp coverage, include:

  • Sawmills and logging operations with 10 or more employees
  • Farms and orchards with 10 or more full time, year-round employees
  • Anyone who employs 10 or more full time, year-round domestic workers
  • Any other businesses with 3 or more employees

Contact a Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Unfortunately, the workers’ comp system created in 1929 has problems of its own. If you need assistance with an injury or disability claim, contact Raleigh workman’s compensation lawyers Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at (919) 851-3311.