As a worker, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you have been injured on the job, but exactly how much money will you receive to replace your wages and cover your medical bills? This is often the first question employees ask in relation to their workers’ compensation case.
There is no uniform amount that is issued to work injury victims. The benefits you receive will depend on your specific situation.
How Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Determined?
Workers’ compensation benefit amounts are affected by many different factors of your injury.
To determine the benefits you will receive, your employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider will evaluate:
- Your wages
- The severity of your injury
- The cost of treatment
- How your injury has affected your ability to work or continue earning the same wages
- If the accident contributed to a permanent disability
In North Carolina, base workers’ comp benefits are calculated as two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage, pre-injury. If you are permanently disabled, additional benefits will be granted depending on the severity of the injury.
What Should I Do If My Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied or Undervalued?
Once you are informed of the benefits you will receive, you may feel that the amount is insufficient compensation for your injuries. It is also possible that your workers’ compensation claim will be denied.
Following a work injury, contact Roane Law. Our skilled team of attorneys is your best resource in the wake of an on-the-job accident. We are available to discuss the benefits you are entitled to, can assist in the negotiation process, and are prepared to fiercely represent you when you are faced with an undervalued or denied workers’ comp claim.
To schedule a free consultation with our lawyers in Greensboro, call (336) 790-5194 or contact us online.