Pedestrian Accidents2019-09-26T03:02:15+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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Pedestrian Accidents

Many of us rely on the old fashioned way of transportation every single day; our own two feet. Whether you are a health conscious individual just enjoying a stroll or if you are unable to have a vehicle, the fact remains that getting around by walking or running is a sure way to get from point A to point B, even though it may take some extra time. While Charlotte has yet to become a major pedestrian city, there are still many individuals who enjoy or rely on this source of transportation and we all need to be aware of our surroundings.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there are are over 76,000 pedestrian accidents annually which over 4700 of them have resulted in death. A pedestrian accident for our purpose is classified as an individual being hit by a car. While you may think that children are the most vulnerable to pedestrian accidents, research shows that the average age of those injured in pedestrian accidents is 35 and average age of those killed in pedestrian accidents is 46, men making up the majority of victims in both scenarios.

As you can imagine, alcohol plays a big part in pedestrian accidents. The US Department of Transportation RITA Program research has shown that those who drive a vehicle and have a blood alcohol content over the national legal limit of .08 make up 34% of pedestrian accidents.

Some of the types of claims that we help pedestrian accident victims and their families handle:

  • Severe Bruising
  • Concussions & Memory Loss
  • Neurological, Cognitive & Developmental Issues
  • Fractures & Broken Bones
  • Paralysis
  • Scarring
  • Death

As you can see, pedestrian accidents can be the some of the most devastating types of personal injury. Anytime a vehicle and a man/woman/child are matched up against one another, the outcome for the human is always less favorable. In a vehicle, we take for granted the thousands of pounds of metal and protective elements that many of our vehicles have, when you are a pedestrian there are no protective elements so it’s important to be careful and take the extra minute to review your surroundings whether you are behind the wheel or crossing the street.

At Campbell & Associates, we are here to stand up for those have been hit while crossing the street and have suffered a personal injury as a result of the carelessness of those behind the wheel. With over 20 years of helping the Charlotte and surrounding communities and offices in Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory and Rock Hill, SC we are just a short drive or quick phone call away from helping you get what you deserve. Call us today at 704-333-0885 or click here for a free consultation with an accident attorney,  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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