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“I injured my back in the early part of 2011 while at work. After trying to deal with workman’s comp by myself, I finally decided it was too much of a hassle so I decided to look for an attorney. I went to Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC and spoke to Mr. Fred Poisson who immediately understood everything I was going through. I decided to give him a try and my life got a little easier to deal with. No more complicated paperwork or phone calls from workman’s comp, it all went through the attorney’s office. They made sure that everything was handled for me. They handled my case very well and were very consistent on keeping me updated. Thank you Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC for helping me get my life back in order.”
─ J.W., Wadesboro, N.C.
Manufacturing accidents are tragically common in Wadesboro and across North Carolina. Our area is well-known for its textile mills and other industries. While they provide good employment opportunities for residents and contribute significantly to the state’s economy, working in these environments can be hazardous for employees.
If you were injured in a manufacturing accident in Wadesboro, you need to work with an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to protect your rights. For three generations, the North Carolina workers’ comp lawyers at the law firm of Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, have helped people injured in our community seek the benefits they need. We are committed to helping workers in Wadesboro get back on their feet after an accident at a manufacturing plant.
Contact us now for a free claim review and advice about your best legal options. We’ll take care of everything while you focus on what is most important – your health and your future.
Common Manufacturing Accidents in Wadesboro
Manufacturing accidents include those that occur on the factory floor, such as equipment malfunctions or worker slip and falls, as well as accidents that occur in the transportation of goods, such as truck accidents.
Manufacturing accidents can have a variety of causes, including human error, equipment failure, and problems with processes or procedures. In some cases, manufacturing accidents can result in serious injuries or fatalities. Companies need to have strong safety protocols to prevent accidents and minimize the risk of injury or damage when an accident happens.
Types of Injuries in Factory Accidents
Many different types of injuries can occur in factories and other manufacturing settings.
Some examples of common types of injuries include:
- Musculoskeletal injuries – These injuries often occur due to repetitive motion, lifting heavy objects, or working in awkward positions. Examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and back injuries.
- Cuts and lacerations – Workers may suffer cuts or lacerations from sharp objects or machinery.
- Burns – Burns can occur due to contact with hot surfaces or materials, electrical accidents, or chemical spills.
- Fractures – Workers may suffer fractures if they fall or are struck by falling objects.
- Eye injuries – Workers could suffer eye injuries due to flying debris or chemical splashes.
- Hearing loss – Workers may suffer hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to loud factory noise.
Potential Compensation for Manufacturing Injuries
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides medical treatment and financial benefits to employees who are injured on the job without regard to fault. If you are injured in a manufacturing accident, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to cover the cost of your medical treatment, as well as a portion of your lost wages while you are unable to work.
To receive workers’ compensation benefits, you must report the injury to your employer as soon as possible and follow the proper procedures for filing a claim. Your employer or their insurance company will review your claim and determine whether they believe you are eligible for benefits.
It is important to note that workers’ compensation laws generally bar injured employees from suing their employers for negligence. If your injury was caused by the negligence of a non-employer third party (such as a manufacturer of defective equipment, for example), you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation from them in addition to seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
How to File a Worker’s Compensation Claim in North Carolina
In North Carolina, virtually all private employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees injured on the job. If you get hurt in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to receive benefits to cover your medical treatment and a portion of your lost wages.
To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in North Carolina, you must be an employee of the company, and your injury must have occurred while you were on the job. You are not required to show that your employer did anything wrong. You can typically still recover benefits even if you did something careless.
To file a workers’ compensation claim, you will need to take the following steps:
- Report the injury to your employer. It is crucial to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible, as there may be time limits for filing a claim. Your employer should provide you with the necessary forms to complete and will generally assist you in starting the claims process.
- Obtain medical treatment. Be sure to follow your doctor’s treatment plan and keep all your medical records and bills.
- Complete the necessary forms. You will need to complete the necessary forms provided by your employer or their insurance company to file a claim. These forms will generally ask for information about the injury, including when and how it occurred, as well as details about your medical treatment and lost wages.
- Submit the forms and supporting documentation. Once you have completed the necessary forms, you will need to submit them to your employer or insurance company along with any supporting documentation, such as medical records and bills.
- Wait for a decision. The insurance company will review your claim and decide whether to approve or deny your benefits. If your claim is approved, you will receive benefits to cover your medical treatment and a portion of your lost wages. If your claim is denied or undervalued, you will have the option to appeal the decision.
For assistance filing your workers’ compensation claim, or if you need help appealing a denied or undervalued claim, turn to an experienced North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer at Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC.
Contact Our Industrial Accident Lawyers If You Were Hurt on the Job
If you have been injured on the job at a manufacturing plant in Wadesboro or elsewhere in North Carolina, it is crucial to choose an experienced attorney with a track record of success in handling workers’ compensation cases.
At Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, our workers’ compensation lawyers are designated by the North Carolina State Bar as Board-Certified worker’s compensation specialists. We are qualified to handle your case, no matter how complicated it is.
Our family-run firm has the skills and experience to help you seek the benefits you need after a workplace accident. We’re here to help people injured in manufacturing accidents get back on their feet.
To discuss your accident and how we can help, contact us now for a free consultation.