If you have been injured on the job and your claim has been accepted by the insurance carrier, then you are entitled to receive a weekly check when your doctor has written you out of work due to your injury or given you work restrictions that your employer cannot accommodate. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-29, when an employee qualifies for total disability, the employer shall pay the injured employee a weekly compensation equal to sixty-six and two-thirds (66 2/3%) percent of his average weekly wage. This means you will receive a weekly compensation check until your doctor writes you back to work or your employer can accommodate your restrictions. This temporary total disability benefits check will not be taxed and your health insurance will not be taken out of this check. You will, therefore, need to make arrangements to pay your health insurance with your employer.  In the event that you owe child support and there is an order of garnishment, the weekly obligation will be taken from your disability check. 

When will I start receiving this weekly check?

There is a 7 day waiting period to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-28, no compensation shall be allowed in the first seven calendar days of disability resulting from an injury. On the 8th calendar day you will qualify to receive the weekly compensation check and, in most cases, it will be paid to you the following week, just like a paycheck. If you are written out of work for more than 21 days then you will qualify to receive payment for the 7 day waiting period.

At Campbell & Associates, we realize that your bills do not stop piling up just because you get hurt on the job. We understand how important it is that our clients understand how and when disability benefits will be paid so that they can continue to pay their bills after their injury. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, call us today at 704-333-0885. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys are here to help you get life back on track. With convenient office locations in Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia, Monroe and Rock Hill you’re just a short distance away from the help you deserve.

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Attune Knee Replacement Lawsuit

Did You Suffer Complications After Knee Surgery?

The Attune® knee implant has been linked to a high risk of premature failure and loosening, causing some patients to undergo revision surgery in less than two years.

You may be entitled to compensation if you have had:

  • Knee replacement surgery and revision surgery
  • Painful symptoms of knee replacement failure
  • Total knee replacement surgery
Knee Implant Lawsuit

DePuy’s Attune® total knee arthroplasty system (TKA) was marketed for greater longevity, stability and range of motion. Instead, many patients implanted with the device reported spontaneous loosening or “debonding” as the surgical glue was not able to properly adhere the device to the bone. This caused severe pain, instability and the need for invasive revision surgery.

High Risk of Early Failure for Attune Knees

More than 700,000 total knee replacement surgeries are performed in the United States annually. These artificial knees typically last 15 to 20 years in most patients. The Attune® knee replacement has shown to fail in less than two years.

Signs of Attune Knee Failure

A 2017 study in the Journal of Knee Surgery reported that the Attune knee replacement implant had an “unusually high rate of early failure” of as few as several months after surgery.

This was compared to the more than 90% of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures believed to last 12 years after surgery. The failures likely occur because the device is designed with an abnormally smooth surface that prevents the surgical cement from properly adhering to the tibial component. As a result, the device loosens where the hardware and cement meet, causing the entire knee replacement to painfully destabilize.

A defective knee replacement implant often requires risky and invasive revision surgery, as well as extensive rehabilitation or irreversible damage.

What Are the Symptoms of Premature Knee Replacement Failure?

  • Decreased Range of Motion
  • Loss of Mobility
  • Loosening of the Joint
  • Nerve Pain or Numbness
  • Swelling, Heat or Warmth
  • Persistent Pain
  • Blood Clots
  • Infection
  • Bone Loss

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If you have been injured on the job and your claim has been accepted by the insurance carrier, then you are entitled to receive a weekly check when your doctor has written you out of work due to your injury or given you work restrictions that your employer cannot accommodate. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-29, when an employee qualifies for total disability, the employer shall pay the injured employee a weekly compensation equal to sixty-six and two-thirds (66 2/3%) percent of his average weekly wage. This means you will receive a weekly compensation check until your doctor writes you back to work or your employer can accommodate your restrictions. This temporary total disability benefits check will not be taxed and your health insurance will not be taken out of this check. You will, therefore, need to make arrangements to pay your health insurance with your employer.  In the event that you owe child support and there is an order of garnishment, the weekly obligation will be taken from your disability check. 

When will I start receiving this weekly check?

There is a 7 day waiting period to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-28, no compensation shall be allowed in the first seven calendar days of disability resulting from an injury. On the 8th calendar day you will qualify to receive the weekly compensation check and, in most cases, it will be paid to you the following week, just like a paycheck. If you are written out of work for more than 21 days then you will qualify to receive payment for the 7 day waiting period.

At Campbell & Associates, we realize that your bills do not stop piling up just because you get hurt on the job. We understand how important it is that our clients understand how and when disability benefits will be paid so that they can continue to pay their bills after their injury. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, call us today at 704-333-0885. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys are here to help you get life back on track. With convenient office locations in Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia, Monroe and Rock Hill you’re just a short distance away from the help you deserve.

Call Today
704-333-0885