Worker’s Compensation is a state created form of benefits, which provides a set rate of compensation for people who are injured during the course of their employment. The North Carolina Industrial Commission oversees all Worker’s Compensation claims where a “Form 18” must be filed with the North Carolina Industrial Commission within 2 years of the date of injury. An employer cannot fire you for filing a “Form 18” with the Commission. Generally speaking, an injured employee is entitled to medical treatment, lost wages and the cost of re-training if necessary.
A Union County resident suffered an serious injury to his lower back as a result of lifting heavy boxes on the job. As a result of his work related injury, he continued to suffer with chronic back pain and severe depression, due to his limited mobility. His injuries, in our opinion, left him permanently and totally disabled from suitable employment. There was a Medicare Set-Aside performed on his behalf and this analysis indicated that his medications and future physician follow up treatments and other medical needs would be $223,007.96 USD.
With an unknown future in regard to his physical and /or mental treatment, his claim was settled for $400,000.00 USD. His weekly compensation rate will be $249.82 USD.
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