Concord Workplace Injury Attorneys
Each day, you get up and go to work. You give your employer your best. And, if you’re like most, you assume that your employer has done everything possible to ensure your safety. However, you’re more likely to get injured at work than almost anywhere else. Whether a workplace injury is the result of a negligent employer, co-worker, or third party, you have options when it comes to pursuing either a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim.
At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, our team of Concord workplace injury lawyers is dedicated to ensuring that our clients recover the maximum amount they are entitled to. With our help, you can rest assured knowing that your case is in caring and capable hands.The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation System
The North Carolina Workers' Compensation system is designed to provide financial assistance to workers who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses . Because this is a no-fault system, it means that you can recover benefits regardless of who caused your injuries. You may even be eligible for benefits if you were partially responsible for the accident.
Workers’ compensation benefits can cover medical bills, disability payments, and rehabilitation costs. Medical benefits include necessary surgeries, medications, hospital stays, and any required medical equipment. Disability benefits are based on whether the disability is total or partial, as well as whether it is temporary or permanent.
As a general rule, injured workers cannot sue their employers under a personal injury law because a workers’ compensation claim is seen as their exclusive remedy. However, a third-party personal injury claim may be available to those who were hurt as a result of another’s negligence, such as a subcontractor, supplier, or vendor. Additionally, if you were hurt in a car accident while driving for work, you may be able to pursue a third-party personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.What Are the Largest Employers in Concord, NC?
Concord is located in the fast-growing Charlotte metropolitan area and boasts a diverse and vibrant economy. Some of the largest employers in Concord include the following:
- Cabarrus County Schools
- Atrium Health Cabarrus
- Cabarrus County Government
- Concord Mills Mall
- Corning Incorporated
- S&D Coffee & Tea (a subsidiary of the Cott Corporation)
- City of Concord
After a Concord workplace accident, the first step is ensuring the immediate safety and medical needs of anyone else involved. Additionally, you may want to alert other staff and employees to prevent further accidents and clear the area if needed.
Next, you should notify your supervisor or manager about the accident as soon as you can. Providing them with details of what happened, including the time, location, people involved, and any witnesses, is crucial. The management should take charge of preserving the accident scene, which may be required for subsequent investigations.
It's also important to document your injuries and keep records of your medical treatments. Take photos of your injuries, if possible, and maintain a diary of your physical symptoms. Be sure to keep all of your medical records and bills, as these documents may be crucial to a workers' compensation claim.
After any injury, it’s essential to follow through on all medical treatments and therapies to support your recovery. Make sure to attend all follow-up appointments with your healthcare providers.
Following these steps will ensure your workers’ compensation claim has the best chance of success. However, it’s common for claims to be denied initially. The Concord workers' compensation attorneys at the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, have successfully resolved countless claims on behalf of our clients—even those that were initially denied.Have You Been Injured in a Workplace Accident?
If you were recently hurt at work and want to learn more about your options, give the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, a call to schedule a free consultation. At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we have connected countless clients with meaningful compensation, enabling them to get back to work and on with their lives. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with a Concord personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyer, give us a call at 704-405-2580. You can also reach our Cabarrus County injury attorneys at 704-918-4747. We represent clients in Concord and Kannapolis, as well as in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell, Rowan, and Union Counties.