Workplace Accidents

Workplace Accidents

At Patterson Harkavy, our workers’ compensation attorneys have been protecting the rights of workplace accident victims for decades. Our firm offers extensive experience in both workers’ compensation law and civil litigation. We have achieved notable results on behalf of injured factory workers, truck drivers, law enforcement officers, and numerous commercial and industrial employees.

If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident, contact our experienced trial lawyers in Chapel Hill or Greensboro, North Carolina to determine if you have a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available After a Workplace Accident

Any time a worker is injured by an accident in the course of their employment, that employee may be entitled to file a claim under their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act applies to all employees (even those improperly identified as independent contractors) for companies with three or more employees. That means even workers at small family businesses or subcontractors may be covered.

When an employee files a workers’ compensation claim, the employer’s insurance company must pay for an employee’s time out of work as well as medical treatment related to the injury. Workplace incidents often involve partial or even total temporary or permanent disability. Benefits can be paid based on the physical restrictions placed on the employee and their ability to work.

When workers’ compensation benefits are wrongfully denied or improperly calculated, our workers’ compensation attorneys help injured workers litigate claims with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and pursue full compensation for their workplace injuries.

Decades of Experience

Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys have successfully represented employees in workers’ compensation cases for decades. Attorney Hank Patterson is board-certified in workers' compensation law, and has litigated many of the seminal cases defining the bounds of workers' compensation law in North Carolina. Attorney Narendra Ghosh wrote the disability benefits chapter of the book “North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law: A Practical Guide to Success at Every Stage of a Claim.”

Make an Impact: Protect Your Rights

If you have been injured in a workplace accident, you may have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries and medical expenses. Our attorneys have a proven track record of collecting workers’ compensation benefits for injured workers across North Carolina. If you have been hurt because of conditions in your workplace call Patterson Harkavy at 1-800-458-2541 or contact us online today.