If you were hurt in the office, store, factory, school, or business where you work, then the chances are it’s strictly a workers’ compensation claim.
North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation laws provide what’s called an “exclusivity provision,” which means if you’re hurt on the job, workers’ compensation is your “exclusive remedy” if you were hurt just doing your job. For example, if you fall down the steps at your office and break your leg, then you have a workers’ compensation claim, but not a third-party personal injury claim.
However, if you are driving to a meeting for work, and you get injured in a car accident caused by someone else, then you may have BOTH kinds of claim. There are exceptions, of course, and those can quickly get tricky. Also, the statutes of limitations are different for personal injury claims and workers’ compensation claims. You’ll definitely want to consult a lawyer for answers.
The award-winning Raleigh personal injury lawyers at Miller Law Group have over 50 years of combined experience in handling these claims, and can typically tell in you in a just a couple of minutes what claims you have and how we can help you pursue them.
Contact us through our website by clicking here, or call 919-348-4361 for a free consultation. We’ll only take your claims if we think you can do better with us than without us, and we only get paid if we get you a recovery.