Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serving New Hill, NC
New Hill, North Carolina is located in southwestern Wake County near the American Tobacco Trail. It is also home to the Progress Energy’s Shearon Harris nuclear power plant. Located just 6 miles from historic Downtown Apex, the town of New Hill offers beautiful countryside and modern conveniences.
Any business who hires employees in New Hill, NC, and the surrounding metro area 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 New Hill, North Carolina.
The experienced attorneys at Wilson, Reives, Silverman & Doran are ready to defend residents of New Hill, NC facing workers’ compensation or personal injury cases.
Workplace injuries most common to New Hill, 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 typing on 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.
Dropped or Falling Objects
Items that are dropped from any height or those that fall on an employee may result in broken bones, concussions, cuts, and more.
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 New Hill, NC to make sure that none of your rights are withheld or violated by your employer and to 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 & Doran to explore your personal injury or workers’ compensation options.
Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Assistance in New Hill, 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 & Doran are here to help. We will fight to ensure you receive 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