Eastern North Carolina Occupational Disease Attorneys
Many people think of Workers’ Compensation as requiring some accident for an injury to be recognized. A broken bone from a fall or an electrical burn are common scenarios. This is not necessarily the case, though. Repetitive motion injury and other types of injuries that have occurred due to the performance of regular job duties are recognized by the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC).
At The Law Offices of Kathleen Shannon Glancy, P.A., our Wilmington Workers’ Compensation injury lawyers bring decades of experience in developing the medical evidence necessary for injured workers to receive the benefits they deserve for their injuries. Kathleen Shannon Glancy is a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation.
Our experience extends beyond accidental injuries to repetitive motion injuries and environmental exposures to damaging substance such as asbestos.
Securing Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injuries Related to Regular Job Duties
It is now recognized by the NCIC that certain types of work create greater exposure to the possibility for harm on the part of workers than the general public. This can include repetitive stress injuries and diseases. Regular work activities, such as lifting or typing, may not be dangerous in and of themselves. Over time, though, the aggregate effect of these activities can create injuries. The same can be said of exposure to various chemicals or other substances that can cause disease when long term exposure occurs.
Sorting Out the Issues of These Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Our experience allows us to look at issues such as the rehabilitation process, the calculation of total and partial wage loss, and return-to-work issues such as the proper documentation of work restrictions, identifying suitable employment and understanding how to secure the appropriate benefits and conditions for you.