One of the most difficult questions to answer when it comes to workers compensation is whether or not someone is getting the right benefits. This is also often one of the first questions that we get in regards to a claim that has been filed through the North Carolina Industrial Commission. People want to know what benefits they should be getting, and it's a perfectly understandably request. It is often confusing to navigate through the laws and regulations of workers compensation for anyone, so being certain that you are getting what you are owed isn’t an easy task. This is one of the main reasons why you should contact an attorney as soon as possible after you get injured while on the job. Every case is different, so every set of benefits from workers compensation claims are going to be different as well. Your benefits depend on where you are in your claim, how long you have been out of work, whether you can still work part time, your type of injury, the severity of your injury, and any other number of factors. While the basics can be boiled down into a slightly shorter version, the fact still remains that no two cases are the same, and therefore no two people will get the exact same set of benefits from workers compensation. As much as a blanket amount may make everyone’s lives easier, this just isn’t the way the laws work in North Carolina. It can be confusing even for someone who has been doing this for years depending on different factors, so for someone who is already stressed and hurt and is also unfamiliar with the law, it can seem impossible. This is why you need someone to help you navigate the strange field of workers compensation. If you have been hurt on the job, call Collier Law Firm today for your free consultation. We can’t promise immediate answers, but we can promise that we will do everything in our power to make sure that you are getting the compensation you deserve while you focus on recovering from your injury and getting back to work. We also want to remind you that if you don’t win, you don’t pay. This means that you won’t be laden with attorney fees on top of all of your other expenses if things don’t go your way during your claim. Let us know how we can help you, and let us do the rest!