According to the North Carolina Industrial Commission, if you are injured on the job in North Carolina, you must write a letter to your employer within 30 days of the accident, describing what happened.
This can be especially confusing since an injured worker also has to report the accident and the injury to his or her employer right away.
So how is this letter different?
The NC Industrial Commission describes the letter as a simple description of your injury, along with the date that the accident occurred. It is also important to keep a copy of this letter for your records.
But what if you are unable to write this letter due to the nature of your work-related injuries? What if you do not know how to accurately describe your diagnosis and symptoms?
That’s where an experienced North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer comes in. He or she can provide this letter, along with any other necessary documents, to your employer on your behalf.
Hiring a lawyer does not mean that you have to fear losing your job. It just means that the lawyer will work to get you the proper compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
Not quite sure what else a lawyer can do for you? Find out by requesting your free copy of Attorney Joseph Miller’s new book, The 9 Biggest Myths About North Carolina Workplace Injuries, by calling 888-694-1671 or contacting us online. The book describes the North Carolina workers’ compensation process, what you should and should not do as an injured worker, and how to protect your legal rights.