Catastrophic Injuries2019-10-10T13:12:09+00:00

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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Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are extremely severe and can be caused in a number of ways. Catastrophic injuries typically include a serious injury to a person’s brain, spinal cord or other neurological areas and often times have lasting effects. As with any traumatic personal injury, there are a wide range of outcomes which range from a full recovery to permanent disability, both which can leave the individual who has suffered a catastrophic injury to have  limited life function. In the most serious circumstances it’s not uncommon for one’s catastrophic injuries to cause death.

Categories of catastrophic injuries that we have experience in are:

Catastrophic injuries caused by another person’s negligence can turn your family’s life upside down. Suddenly you are unable to work, medical bills are piling up with no end in sight, and you are struggling just to make ends meet. Many of these catastrophic injuries can lead to serious, if not fatal, consequences for the injured and their family which may require part or full time medical care for the remainder of the injured’s life. These injuries be brain injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, damages to internal organs, but they all share the common bond that these are injuries that are life-changing and often cause chronic, long-term disability and medical care and rehabilitation.

Below are a few common long term issues that catastrophic injuries can cause:

  • Paralysis
  • Speech and Motor Disabilities
  • Neurological and Brain Development Complications
  • Chronic Pain
  • Future Surgeries & Rehabilitation

At a time of such upheaval and stress, you should not have to worry about what might happen next and how you are going to get back to where you were before the accident. It’s important that you consult with an injury attorney to understand every option that you have when dealing with catastrophic injuries and pursing the negligent individual(s) who have caused this personal injury.

At Campbell & Associates, we pride ourselves on personal contact and each client is not just a number or dollar sign, we treat them as if they were our own family. Our professional and experienced personal injury attorneys and support staff are dedicated to making sure that you and your family receive the best possible outcome as a result of your catastrophic injuries. Call us today at 704-333-0885 or click here for a free consultation. As always, there’s never a fee unless we obtain a settlement offer for you.

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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.

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704-333-0885

                                       

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