Workers Compensation Attorneys Serving Fayetteville, NC
Any business who hires employees in Fayetteville, NC, is tasked with keeping employees safe while they are at work. As an employee in North Carolina, your rights include the right to information regarding any hazards that may be present in your place of work. Your employer is required by law to provide each worker with information regarding work-related injuries, illnesses, and reporting procedures. Although there are both federal and state laws in place to protect employees, injuries and accidents at the workplace remain a common occurrence in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Fayetteville, North Carolina is located in Moore County, NC, and is home to Fort Bragg and the 82nd Airborne, as well as the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville State University, Methodist University, and Fayetteville Technical Community College.
The experienced attorneys at Wilson, Reives & Silverman are ready to represent residents of Fayetteville, NC facing workers compensation or personal injury cases.
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Here are a few types of workplace injuries most common to Fayetteville, NC residents:
Slip & Fall
When an employee slips and falls down on the job, they are at risk of tearing a ligament, fracturing bones, injuring their head or even spraining their muscles. Most often these types of accidents are a result of leaks, unattended spills, or even floors that were still wet after an area has been cleaned.
Workers who maintain awkward positions over long periods of time without a break and those who repeat the same motion continuously are at risk of developing repetitive motion injuries. One such example is if a data-entry worker develops carpal tunnel due to sitting in front of a keyboard for extended hours weekly.
Work-Related Vehicular Accident
Even if you are out of the office or not working in a fixed structure, you are still at risk. If you drive on behalf of a business or are in a vehicle for any work-related reason while on the clock and you are in an accident, your personal injury can be classified as work-related.
Chemicals & Biohazards
Any workplace that handles hazardous chemicals or deals with biohazards puts their employees at the risk of suffering various injuries such as skin irritation, burns, and even eye irritation.
What You Should Do If You Get Hurt
If you ever get hurt while you are at work, inform your manager or supervisor as soon as it happens. After informing them of your accident, you should immediately seek proper medical care for evaluation, regardless of how minor you think the injury may be. Once your personal injury is stabilized, contact an experienced workers compensation attorney in Fayetteville, NC to make sure that none of your rights are withheld or violated by your employer. This will also ensure you know your rights regarding the different types of compensation that are available to support you in your recovery.
Injuries on the job are quite common, but not many people realize that you can also develop diseases as a result of your work or workplace. If you have developed an occupational disease due to extended exposure to hazardous elements on the job, you may be entitled to a workers’ compensation claim.
Some common occupational illnesses include:
- Lead poisoning
- Mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure
- Asthma caused by chronic exposure to airway irritating substances
- Hydrochloric acid poisoning
- Contact dermatitis and eczema from hazardous chemicals on the job
- Sulfuric acid poisoning
- And more
It may take months or even years for the signs of an occupational illness to manifest. If you have been diagnosed with an occupational illness by a medical professional, you will need to inform your employer in writing as required by law. After you have informed your employer, schedule an appointment with one of our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys at Wilson, Reives & Silverman to explore your personal injury or workers compensation options.
Workers Compensation Assistance in Fayetteville, NC
Most injuries that are suffered on the job are covered by workers compensation, even when you initially may pay your medical expenses out of pocket. Sadly, many legitimate personal injury claims are often denied by the employer’s insurance company for any number of reasons. If you have received a letter of denial for your worker’s compensation claim, the legal team at Wilson, Reives & Silverman are here to help. We will fight to ensure you receive your fair compensation for your work-related injury, and if the accident was a result of third-party negligence, we will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.
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Sanford, NC 27330