Wrongful Termination of Workers’ Compensation Payments

Wrongful Termination of Workers’ Compensation Payments

 

You’ve been hurt on the job and your insurance company has been sending weekly workers’ compensation payments, but all of a sudden, with no notice, those checks stop coming in. Unfortunately, all too often, insurance carriers cease sending checks before they are supposed to—before you are able to return to work. How can you continue to support yourself when your workman’s compensation checks have been discontinued? Did you know that insurance companies are required to get permission to discontinue checks from the Industrial Commission, unless you have returned to work?

As attorneys who specialize in workers’ compensation, we’ve seen a great number of cases in which clients have experienced wrongful termination of their weekly checks. However, this is good news because when the insurance companies have not gone through the proper channels, we can get your checks reinstated. We have experience working these cases and have the ability to request that your checks be reinstated, ensuring a much faster process than a full evidentiary hearing. That means you can focus on your recovery and get back to work when you are ready.

 

With a team of 25 attorneys who have won more than $275 million in awards and settlements, Oxner + Permar is here to answer your questions and assist you in taking the right steps to get the benefits you deserve.

The First Steps to Take When Injured at Work

The First Steps to Take When Injured at Work

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In a rapidly growing city such as Charlotte, construction is a constant, and with so many construction sites, accidents at work are bound to happen. So when you’ve been hurt on the job, are you taking the steps you need to ensure you’re being fully compensated by your workman’s comp?

All too often, workers don’t report their accidents to their employers or go to see a doctor. Only when their injury worsens or persists longer than they initially expected it would, do they seek our help. By this time, it’s often months after their initial work injury. At this point, the claim is denied and we’re trying to help build a case against the insurance carrier. However, the insurance carrier will often point to the fact that there is no written report and no immediate medical evidence of the incident other than the client’s word, which can make it very difficult to get the full amount of compensation they need and deserve.

As a highly experienced lawyer who specializes in workers’ compensation, I see cases such as this all too frequently. To make sure you don’t find yourself in a similar situation, my advice is when you get injured at work, make sure you file an accident report or tell your employer about the incident in writing; then go to a doctor ASAP.

It might seem like a hassle if it turns out to be nothing, but if your injury does worsen or is worse than you’d initially thought, you’ll have solidified some invaluable evidence for your case—and this is definitely one instance where it’s better to be safe than sorry.

 

With a team of 25 attorneys who have won more than $275 million in awards and settlements, Oxner + Permar is here to answer your questions and assist you in taking the right steps to get the benefits you deserve.

Can You Get Terminated When Receiving Workers’ Comp?

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Can You Get Terminated When Receiving Workers’ Comp?

A work injury brings with it a variety of stressors, from obtaining workers’ compensation to worrying about job relations. Unfortunately, receiving workman’s compensation does not protect you from termination by your employer. This fear can bring a whole new level of stress to the table when coping with being injured on the job.

Because termination is a risk with any workers’ compensation claim, it is important that you understand all of your options. Should your employer choose to let you go you while you are out of work and receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you need to be prepared. It’s a good idea for any person in this situation to meet with an attorney. Our experienced attorneys provide guidance and assistance as well as help obtaining any necessary retraining to aid in job search efforts.

If you find yourself in a situation in which you are required to seek a new career following your work related injury, it is important to speak with an attorney to find out what options are available to you, so you can get back to work as soon as possible.

 

With a team of 25 attorneys who have won more than $275 million in workers’ comp awards and settlements, Oxner + Permar will work with you to get the benefits you deserve.  

Discontinued Workman’s Compensation Checks

Discontinued Workman’s Compensation Checks

When you’ve been injured at work, it’s a huge relief the moment your first workmans’ comp check arrives. But it could be a huge shock if the amount is much lower than you expected. You might be asking “Why is this amount so low?” “How is this amount determined?” “I think there’s a mistake; is there anything I can do?”

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In North Carolina there are several different ways in which a workers’ comp check’s amount is calculated. It depends on many factors including your prior work history with your employer.
When you sustain a work injury, your workman’s comp check becomes your lifeline as it needs to cover any expense you might have while you are out of work. So it’s important to make sure that the amount of your workers’ comp check can cover the costs of your day-to-day life.

 

If you believe you are not receiving the correct amount, take action to have your workers’ compensation check amount corrected. We recommend calling an attorney for a free consultation in order to confirm that you are receiving the correct amount. If your attorney determines the amount to be too low, then you can discuss what actions can be taken to correct this problem, so you can focus on your recovery.

 

With a team of 25 attorneys who have won more than $275 million in awards and settlements, Oxner + Permar is more than prepared to take on your case and get you the benefits you deserve.  

 

Workers’ Compensation for the Employee Working Two Jobs

Workers’ Compensation for the Employee Working Two Jobs

The modern economy has brought about an interesting change in the way people ensure they have an income: Many workers have been forced to take two part-time jobs raSick leave - employment issues and concepts word cloud illustration. Word collage concept.ther than having one, full-time position. While this helps solve an income challenge, it presents potential confusion on the topic of workers’ compensation: What’s my coverage if I am injured on the job?

 

Perhaps you are like so many others today, and you have opted for two part-time jobs. What would you do if you experience a work injury on the job? Are you familiar with how a workman’s comp claim is handled when you are injured at one job and end up needing to miss work days at both places of employment? It is important to know that the Workers’ Compensation Act does not require insurance companies to pay for time m
issed at both jobs—only the position at which the injury occurred.

 

Even though this is the case, you may have other rights you’re not aware of. Oxner + Permar can help you identify, understand and fight for those rights. Years of experience, a keen understanding of the law, and more than $275 million of awards and settlements mean that we are uniquely qualified to help you get the compensation you deserve.