Workers Compensation

No matter how may precautions you take at work, and no matter how many safeguards your employer has seemingly put in place, accidents are going to happen. This is especially true for blue-collar workers whose jobs, by their very definition, are dangerous. When mishaps occur, you are entitled to have all of your expenses covered in a reasonable time frame.

If an employer or insurance company fails to meet their burden of making you whole for your lost wages, pain and suffering, physical or other rehabilitative therapy, medical bills, and long-term disability, that's the time to call an experienced workers compensation attorney.

Of course, not all workplace-related injuries are covered under North Carolina's workers compensation law. To qualify, someone must be injured as a result of an on-the-job accident that arises out of their employment and the employer must be covered by the North Carolina Workers Compensation Act.

The attorneys at Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett have a proven and decades-long track record of assisting injured employees with workers compensation claims in Alexander County. We have made it part of our mission, and part of our commitment to our communities, to assist those who have sustained injuries on the job. Our firm's only priority when it comes to workers compensation cases is to ensure your family is able to maintain, without interruption, the lifestyle to which it's accustomed in the aftermath of your injury.

As is true with many areans of personal injury law, workers compensation cases are complex. Without the right legal counsel in your corner, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the process of recovering the monies to which you are entitled. At our law firm, we treat every case as if it were our own, personally. We dedicate ourselves fully to our clients and make ourselves easily accessible to answer any and all questions they may have.

Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett understands the law. We know which work-related injuries and ailments and illnesses are covered by workers compensation laws and we are able to quickly and accurately assess whether you are eligible to receive benefits.

Every employee has rights after sustaining an injury on the job. But filing a North Carolina workers compensation claim is not a simple process. An attorney from our firm would be happy to explain to you how the process works and ensure every step along the way is handled with precision and diligence. Our only objective is to ensure your rights are protected at every turn, especially when corporations and insurance reps will be fighting you at every turn.

The absolute worst move you can make is to rely on your employer or their insurance company for advice. You need a trusted advocate in your corner.

State law decrees that employees, or their attorneys, give notice of work-related injuries to employers. North Carolina General Statute § 97-22 reads, in part, "[E]very injured employee or his representative shall immediately on the occurrence of an accident, or as soon thereafter as practicable, give or cause to be given to the employer a written notice of the accident."

Like most civil statutes, there is a statute of limitations for the filing of workers compensation claims (two years), and naturally, most employers will sit back and hope those two years pass before an injured worker decides to retain legal counsel.

That is why it is an imperative to call an experienced workers compensation attorney from Harbinson, Brzykcy & Corbett. We will file all of the requisite forms and paperwork without to delay to ensure no employer ever takes advantage of one of our clients.

It is often the case that injured workers in North Carolina complain that they were coerced by an insurance representative or investigator to say admit a workplace accident was either partially or entirely their fault -- or to say something that later hampered their chances of receiving compensation for their injuries. That will never happen to a client of HBC as we will always help our clients avoid such deceitful traps.