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Can I Sue My Employer in Court over a Work-Related Injury?

If you were seriously injured on the job, you may believe that you should sue your employer in court to obtain additional compensation for your pain and suffering from your injury. However, as North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyer Barry Jennings explains, this may not be an option.

North Carolina workers' compensation laws limit your ability to sue your employer in civil court if you are injured on the job. Workers' compensation law was originally designed to provide a direct route for employees who are injured on the job to receive compensation for their medical treatment and lost wages.

The trade off under North Carolina workers' compensation law is that employers are, generally speaking, not responsible for damages other than those allowed under the workers' compensation law.

WorkersComp48_06042014Though North Carolina workers' compensation law limits a worker's ability to sue an employer in civil court, there is an exception. Workers who can show that they were injured on the job because their employer's conduct in causing their injury rose to the level of an intentional act may be able to sue for damages in civil court.

A qualified North Carolina workers' compensation lawyer can evaluate your case and let you know how the law applies to your particular circumstances and let you know what rights you may have.

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers

If you have questions about whether you can pursue a claim against an employer for an injury, you should consider contacting a North Carolina worker's compensation lawyer, who can advise you of your legal rights. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your case and to find out if one of our North Carolina workers' compensation lawyers may be able to help you get fight for the compensation that you may deserve.

Can I Trust a Doctor that Has Been Provided by My Employer for My Workers' Compensation Claim?

Medical4_06082014Under North Carolina law, if you are injured on the job and your employer agrees to provide workers' compensation benefits for your injury then your employer and their insurance carrier generally have the initial right to choose the physician who will treat your injuries. As North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyer Barry Jennings explains, even though your employer or insurance carrier may select your doctor, it is in their best interest for you to get the best medical care possible.

However, if you feel that your employer sent you to a doctor that did not give you the best medical care, then you should consider contacting a North Carolina Workers' Compensation lawyer.

As an injured worker, you have the right to request to be provided with treatment from a different physician. North Carolina law allows you to petition the North Carolina Industrial Commission to obtain further treatment if the employer and their insurance carrier will not agree. Additionally, if you are released by the doctor with an impairment rating, North Carolina law allows you to request a second opinion evaluation on that rating to be paid for by the employer and their insurance carrier.

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers

If you feel that the doctor your employer or the insurance company has provided for your workers' compensation claim is not providing you the best care, you may need to speak with a North Carolina workers' compensation lawyer. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your case. Representatives are also available to offer you a free evaluation if you have been injured on the job and want to explore your legal rights.

Contact Information

Raleigh Law Office

5848-100 Faringdon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

201 McCullough Drive, Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078