Workers’ Compensation: Common Types of Workplace Injuries
Are you wondering if you have grounds to file a workers’ compensation claim? Have you or a loved one been injured in a workplace related accident or need help?
An employer or an employers’ insurer may question whether your injury, illness, or condition was work related or dispute the amount of benefits you deserve. Or if you find yourself with a long wait for workers’ compensation benefits, we help workers in these situations.
Some of the most common types of accidents on the job in North Carolina include:
- Being struck against an object
- Electrical accidents
- Fire and burn injuries
- Chemical exposure
- Twisting injuries
- Lifting or carrying objects or people
- Over exertion or repetitive motion injuries
- Slipping or tripping and falling
- Falling objects
- Bodily reaction injuries
- Vehicle accidents
- Being compressed between something or caught by something
If one of these accidents have happened to you, you may have the right to file a North Carolina workers’ compensation claim.
An accident in the workplace can leave you with serious physical and mental injuries, high hospital and doctor bills, and lost income. In the long term, serious injuries can be debilitating and require a period of rehabilitation, leaving you unable to work. If you find yourself significantly injured, we are here to evaluate your case and assist you with your workers’ compensation claim so that you get paid the benefits you deserve.
Here are some types of workplace injuries and illnesses that qualify for workers’ compensation:
Back injuries, brain injuries, burns, head injuries, loss of vision or hearing, toxic exposure, overexertion injuries, fractures, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, respiratory illness
Your legal case should be handled by a dedicated eastern North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney who is on your side. Knowing where you stand at each stage of the case and being able to have someone to ask your questions to and receive a prompt answer can have a significant impact on the rest of your case.