If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about workers’ compensation, some of which might make you hesitant to file a claim.
Myth: You can only file a claim if the injury was your employer’s fault.
Fact: Employers must pay injured workers, regardless of who was at fault. It could be the employer, another employee, an employee of a different company, or even the injured worker. Negligence by the employer is not required for workers’ compensation claims as it is for personal injury claims.
Myth: Workers’ compensation will cover all costs related to your injury.
Fact: Workers’ compensation benefits may include medical treatments, wage replacement, rehabilitation expenses, and even disability compensation for permanent injuries. However, certain expenses are explicitly left out of workers’ compensation, no matter how serious the injury. For example, an injured employee cannot claim compensation for pain and suffering.
Have you been injured on the job in North Carolina or South Carolina? A qualified workers’ compensation lawyer can help you secure the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Stewart Law Offices, LLC have decades of experience helping injured workers; let us help you. Contact us online to get started with a free case evaluation, or call (888) 286-5600.