School Bus Accidents2019-09-26T00:53:09+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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School Bus Accidents

Looking Out For Your Children

School bus accidents happen every day, it is said that each year more than 17,000 students are injured as a result of an accident related to riding on a school bus enough to go to the hospital to seek treatment. While most of us think of school bus accidents involving a bus full of seated children and another vehicle, often times these accidents can be much more serious and caused while children are getting on or off of the school bus or as a pedestrian crossing the street near their school bus.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has an in depth website specifically for school busses that discusses the safety of school busses, and statistics about the frequency of school bus related accidents in the United States. Surprisingly, school bus seats are designed to a high level of safety when front or rear impact occurs, but that does not mean that your child cannot be injured if they are involved in a school bus accident. If your child is injured, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Some injuries that can occur in a school bus accident are:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Broken Bones
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Death

It’s important that as a parent you review safety tips dealing with school bus transportation and things to be aware of when they are on their way to and home from school. For some quick safety tips check out the National Safety Council’s website for a list of items to review with your children to help keep them safe.

If your child has been injured while on a school bus you and your family may be entitled to receive compensation from the at fault driver for a wide variety of things including, but not limited to:

  • Reimbursement Of Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages/Parents Time Away From Work For Child’s Medical Appointments
  • Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Future Medical Expenese
  • Mental Anguish
  • Travel Expenses

While we cannot prevent negligent drivers from causing an accident involving your child and their school bus, we can provide you the legal representation necessary to help you and your child recover from this traumatic experience. If your child has been injured as a result of a school bus related accident, call Campbell & Associates today, we can help. With over 20 years of legal experience handling auto accidents in the Charlotte metropolitan area and offices in Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia and Rock Hill, SC we are just a phone call or short drive away.

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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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