Wilmington Workers' Compensation Benefits Attorney
Wherever You Were Injured On The Job, Call Us
We urge you to contact Rhine Law Firm, P.C., when you have suffered a workplace injury or have been denied workers' compensation benefits. We are very knowledgeable of the state laws and processes for filing and appealing claims. Let our experienced lawyers take care of your case while you focus on recovering.
Helping You Understand Your Rights And Obtain Workers' Comp Benefits
When you have been injured performing your work duties, you do not have to prove that your employer or co-worker was negligent in order to pursue workers' compensation benefits.
Our Wilmington workers' compensation rights attorneys are committed to helping employees across a wide range of industries — from agricultural to automotive — collect benefits for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages/wage replacement
- Permanent loss of physical function
- Vocational training
Call to discuss the level of benefits, depending upon your disability:
- Medical treatment: You are entitled to receive paid medical treatment and all health care necessary that is directly related to your injury or disability. You must receive treatment from an approved health care provider.
- Total permanent disability (TPD): If your injury leaves you fully and permanently disabled, you are entitled to receive 66 percent of your average weekly earnings looking back the previous 52 weeks of employment. TPD payments may be negotiated as a lump-sum payment. In many cases, you also become eligible to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, available 12 months after the date of your disability.
- Temporary total disability (TTD): While you are out of work during your recovery period, you are entitled to receive 66 percent of your average weekly earnings, looking back the previous 52 weeks of employment. There is a limit on the number of weeks you may receive TTD payments, depending upon the level of disability.
- Temporary partial disability (TPD): If you are able to return to work with restrictions and reduced pay while you continue to recover, TPD benefits will pay 66 percent of your lost earnings.
- Permanent partial disability (PPD): This benefit pays a certain amount depending upon the type and level of disability you suffer. The disability type and payment are listed in a schedule published by the North Carolina Industrial Commission on Workers' Compensation.
You have the right to receive workers' compensation benefits if you have been injured at work. Regrettably, obtaining benefits is often more challenging than people may think. Even minor errors can cause your workers' comp application to be denied. We want to make sure you obtain the treatment and services you need to make the fullest recovery possible.
According to the law, your employer's insurance company has the right to choose which doctor evaluates your injuries. When this happens, the selected physicians often minimize the extent of the injuries, which in turn limits the amount of compensation the insurance company would pay the victim. Our lawyers will make sure your request for a second medical opinion is made properly.
Our firm has handled all kinds of workers' compensation matters, including fatal injuries, repetitive motion injuries, permanent partial disability and permanent total disability.
When It Really Matters — Contact Rhine Law Firm, P.C.
We invite you to contact our Wilmington workers' compensation benefits attorneys at (910) 772-9960 or toll free at (866) 772-9960 for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers regarding your legal needs. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We offer Spanish interpretation and translation services.
“They worked hard for me after I was involved in an auto accident. I appreciate their efforts and making me feel like family.”