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的 COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the look of the workplace for countless Americans. 在家办公的人比以往任何时候都多, 但这并不意味着意外伤害不再发生. 

Many workers who 现在 perform their duties at home face confusion about benefits if they get hurt on the job – but not in an office or at a job site. 

If you’ve been injured while working from home, contact the North Carolina 工人的赔偿律师 马上去布莱克律所. 我们的 获奖的团队 is ready to evaluate your claim for free and help you seek all the workers’ compensation benefits the law allows.  

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Does 工人的补偿 Cover North Carolina Employees Working from 首页?

While some employers may try to take advantage of the pandemic to deny employees their due compensation for an injury, your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage should cover employees who are injured while working from home. 

Workers’ compensation is designed to protect employees who’ve suffered work-related injuries or illness regardless of fault. That includes workers who work in a non-traditional setting, such as their own home.

How Does Workers’ Comp Work for Remote Employees in North Carolina?

的 critical thing to keep in mind when it comes to workers’ compensation coverage for remote employees is that the injury must be work-related for workers’ compensation to apply. 换句话说, just because an injury happened while you were working from home doesn’t mean that workers’ compensation will pay your claim. 

获得工人的补偿福利 在家工作时受伤,你必须证明受伤与你的职责有关. 

Here are a few questions to consider if you’re trying to figure out whether your at-home injury qualifies you for workers’ compensation:

  • Were you performing a work-related task or otherwise benefitting your employer when you were injured?
  • Were you asked or required by your employer to perform whatever task led to your injury?
  • Did your employer approve of the activity that led to your injury in advance?

如果这些问题的答案是“是”,” there’s a good chance your injury qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits. A few common injuries that people working from home could experience include:

  • 滑倒受伤 
  • 颈部和背部受伤 
  • 烧伤或电击

远程员工是否需要赔偿?

北卡罗来纳州工业委员会 says that any employer with three or more workers must carry workers’ compensation except in a few specific instances. 这包括雇佣在家工作的公司. 

Many companies had employees working from home before the pandemic. 这些工人有资格获得工人补偿福利. 尽管由于COVID-19,越来越多的人在家工作, these workers and others who are 现在 working at home remain eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

Businesses often try to get around workers’ compensation requirements by misclassifying workers as “independent contractors.“然而, the 北卡罗来纳州工业委员会 has held that just because an employee is labeled as a contractor does not automatically make them ineligible for workers’ compensation benefits. 

Some “independent contractors” might be considered employees under state law for the purpose of awarding workers’ compensation benefits, depending on the degree of control the employer has over the employee’s schedule and activities. 

If you think your employer has unfairly denied workers’ compensation benefits you are rightly owed, 你应该马上pg电子官网一位有经验的律师.

如何申请工伤赔偿

Here are the steps you should consider if you suffer an 在家工作时受伤:

  • 通知你的老板 无论是口头上还是书面上,都要尽快. Having a record of your injury is an important first step in seeking workers’ compensation benefits. 你应该尽快通知你的雇主. 一定要写一份报告,以备将来参考. If you can’t make the report yourself because of your injuries, have someone do it for you. 这一般应在事故发生后30天内完成.
  • 去看医生 尽快. Getting prompt medical treatment is vital to minimize the long-term effects of a work-related injury. 你得去看雇主指定的医生, 但是你经常可以从你自己的医生那里得到第二个意见. Be sure to note your doctor’s instructions carefully and follow them exactly.
  • 报告你的伤害 北卡罗来纳工业委员会. You can find the necessary claims forms to report your injury on the NCIC’s 网站. Make sure you fill out all the required forms carefully and completely.
  • 节省医药费, 收据, 去看医生的长途旅行, 药房账单和其他与你受伤有关的记录. 支持你的案例的文件越多越好. 你需要把你的受伤记录下来才能申请救济金. 的se records will also come in handy if you need to take legal action against your employer to pursue the benefits you’re owed.
  • pg电子官网 an experienced North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer. 工人赔偿案件可能很复杂. Most people need an attorney’s help to pursue the full benefits you deserve under the law.

让我们北卡罗来纳州格林斯伯勒的工人律师来帮忙吧

如果你经历过与工作相关的痛苦 在家工作时受伤, contact a k现在ledgeable North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney at 沃德黑人法律 马上. 我们知道,这是前所未有的时代. Many injured workers just like you do not k现在 where to turn for help. 幸运的是, 我们的团队有技术, 资源, and experience necessary to help you seek all the benefits you are entitled to.

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奥黛丽斯奈德

奥黛丽斯奈德 is an attorney supporting the firm in the areas of injury claims, 包括有缺陷的产品, 职业病, 和工人的补偿. She began working with 沃德黑人法律 late in 2017 as a contract attorney and formally joined the team in the spring of 2018.  She engages her passion for helping the defenseless and has a desire to “stand up for the little guy.”

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