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The Workers’ Compensation Laws in North Carolina help employees who are injured on the job or suffer job-related illnesses. Am I covered by Workers Compensation? Work Comp insurance often covers medical treatment, including emergency rooms costs, physical therapy, and medications.  It also replaces lost wages and compensates employees for permanent injuries resulting from workplace accidents.     

 The Work Comp laws in NC are set forth within Chapter 97, Article 1 of the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act.  If you have been injured at work, the Work Comp Act may apply (cover your injury) even if your employer says otherwise.   

 We help people who have been hurt at work and can let you know pretty quickly whether you are covered by Workers Compensation – Kevin Jones, NC Workers Comp Lawyer  

Do trucking companies have Work Comp Insurance? Does it cover injury or illness that takes place during the course and Workers' Compensation Insurance scope of employment?

The NC Workers’ Compensation laws require insurance coverage to protect trucking operators and trucking owners, even if the owner/operator is considered to be an “independent contractor.”

If the operator owner does not have insurance specifically for on-the-job injuries, the motor carrier is required under the law to provide coverage for workers’ compensation claims. “Coverage” is required for subcontractors, intermediate contractors, and principal contractors.

Remote working and working from home are commonplace nowadays due to COVID-19 and the Coronavirus. Does Work Comp cover injuries at home

Work Comp Lawyers in North Carolina are encountering ever-increasing questions such as “Is remote working covered under the Workers’ Compensation laws?” and “Are injuries that take place at my house covered under OSHA regulations or Workman’s Compensation?”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration or “OSHA,” provides some guidance on handling claims relating to employees “hurt at work” while working remotely and/or somewhere other than the premises of the employer.

There’s a reason why texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina.TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IS NEGLIGENT

It’s incredibly dangerous, predictably resulting in car accidents, wrongful death claims, and lives ruined.

The National Highway Traffic Administration or “NHTSA” estimates “distracted driving,” which includes texting while driving, accounts for a substantial number of accident-related fatalities on our highways.

The stated purpose of the NC Workers’ Compensation Act is “fair and just” compensation for the Injured Employee.WORKMENS COMPENSATION LAWYERS NC

The North Carolina worker compensation laws are intended to assist injured employees.

Indeed, the North Carolina Supreme Court has consistently ruled that the primary consideration is proper compensation for employees injured as a result of on-the-job accidents.

The North Carolina workman compensation laws are intended to be “fair and just,” especially when AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGEcalculating an Average Weekly Wage.

But what does that mean exactly?

Plaintiff lawyers work hard to ensure clients are fairly compensated for long-term losses, permanent injuries, and lost wages due to being out of work.

The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed legislation that will limit, if not entirely CORONAVIRUS LAWSUITS IN NORTH CAROLINAeliminate Coronavirus lawsuits in North Carolina alleging negligence and malpractice.

The stated purpose of the law is to “limit civil liability.”

Health care providers, emergency response businesses, and other essential business operations are granted immunity from negligence claims relating to the transmission of the Coronavirus.

Claims for exposure to workplace diseasesCan I get Workers Compensation for the Coronavirus?

The North Carolina workers’ compensation laws allow, in certain circumstances, compensation for transmitted diseases and fatalities.

While many if not most people think of work comp as relating to a slip-and-fall or some other traumatic physical injury, there are some professions where there are unique susceptibilities to transmittable diseases.

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