All states have enacted workers' compensation laws. Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that provides a replacement for lost wages and medical benefits to an employment who is injured at work or during the course of his or her employment.
In exchange, the employee relinquishes the right to bring a lawsuit against the employer for a tort claim or negligence.
Workers' comp is also intended to provide payments to employees for permanent or temporary disabilities.
In most states, it is against the law for an employer to fire an employee for reporting an injury covered under workers' compensation.
Contact an experienced workers' compensation lawyer in North Carolina if you were injured at work or during the course of your employment.
Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation in North Carolina - On May 4, 2000, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization designated workers' compensation as a field of law for certification of specialists under the North Carolina Plan of Legal Specialization.
State Bar Rules, Ch. 1, Subch. D, .2702 defines the specialty of workers' compensation as the "practice of law involving the analysis of problems or controversies arising under the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act (Chapter 97, North Carolina General Statutes) and the litigation of those matters before the North Carolina Industrial Commission."
The NELA strives toward a world where employees are paid a living wage, that is free of employment discrimination, harassment or wrongful termination.