No-Fault Workers’ Compensation System
Decades of experience fighting for you
We are used to thinking of injuries and their legal consequences in terms of fault or blame. And in a traditional personal injury suit, this is the right way to consider the issue- who is responsible for the injury will go a long way toward determining the liability for that injury. However, workers' compensation is different. North Carolina's workers' compensation system is a no-fault system, which means you can still pursue benefits even if you played a role in your injury.
It's important to choose the right attorney to represent you in your workers' comp claim. At the Ricci Law Firm, P.A. our experienced Greenville no-fault workers’ comp lawyers can help you navigate an often confusing workers' comp system.
We represent clients across North Carolina. Call (252) 285-4081 for a free consultation.
What This Means for You
Workers' compensation is essentially a bargain with an injured worker—you give up your right to pursue a personal injury claim and a potentially large verdict or settlement and in return you receive payment for your medical bills and other expenses. The no-fault nature of the system is a key element of this bargain. You don't have to prove the accident wasn't your fault. You won't lose benefits just because you bear some responsibility for the injury.
North Carolina's workers' compensation law recognizes that workplace accidents can be complicated. Every employee makes mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes can lead to an injury. But you still deserve compensation for your injuries.
Can I Be Denied Benefits Under Any Circumstances?
It is important to understand a few things. First, you cannot receive workers’ compensation benefits if you deliberately injured yourself. Second, benefits can be reduced or even eliminated altogether if it's found that you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of your injury.
Insurance companies and employers will often try to deny or reduce benefits based on perceptions of your responsibility for your accident. They will often claim you deliberately caused your accident to get out of work.
At the Ricci Law Firm, P.A., we have decades of experience advocating for our clients. When you retain our counsel, we vigorously pursue the benefits you're entitled to because we understand just how important these benefits are. We know you and your family need the help that was promised to you by the workers' compensation system.
If you've been injured at work and you're looking for an experienced attorney to help with your claim, call (252) 285-4081.