Sanford, NC Worker's Compensation Attorney
Workers' Compensation Claims in Lee County, Harnett County, Chatham County and Moore County
Workers' compensation is a no-fault insurance administered by the state. Employers pay into it and in exchange for receiving the benefits, the injured employee waives his or her right to sue the employer. So, why would you need a Sanford personal injury attorney if you have been injured on the job? If the injury was caused through the negligence of a third party (not the employee or employer) the injured worker can obtain workers comp insurance benefits and recover additional financial compensation from the third party. In most cases such as this, the worker would pay back any workers' comp received from the settlement or award from the third party. In the case of a responsible third party, the employer and workers' comp insurance company main join the suit.
For decades, the attorneys at Doster, Post, Foushee, Post & Patton, P.A. - Trial Attorneys have consulted with injured workers and been able to advise them and help them to recover significant financial compensation that exceeds what they would have been paid through workers' comp insurance.
Workers' Compensation Claims in Sanford, NC
A purpose of workers' compensation is to protect the injured employee from the need to bring a lawsuit against their employer in order to recover financial compensation. It also provides protection to the employer as it puts limits on the amount that can be recovered and normally prevents the injured employee from suing co-workers. If you feel you may have a valid case from work-related injuries, the attorney you choose to represent you must be experienced and insightful. There are many cases in which third parties are liable, such as equipment manufacturers or others, and compensation can be pursued beyond workers' compensation benefits. Having the firm involved early in the case is an important issue, as determining all the potential liable parties should be undertaken at once.
In filing a lawsuit, you will waive your right to workers' comp insurance benefits so you will want to make sure that the lawyer you choose has a proven record of success representing injured workers. With a combined of nearly 70 years in practice, you will feel confident and safe in your choice when you work with the attorneys from the firm. They will give you a free consultation first to inform you of your rights so you can make an informed and confident decision before moving forward.
If you or a family member has been injured on the job,
contact a Sanford workers' compensation attorney
for a free consultation concerning your possible options.