Will Workers’ Comp pay for Attendant Care in NC?

Attendant care issues come up from time to time in NC Workers’ Comp cases. When a spouse or other loved one is required to put their career on hold to take care of the injured worker, then you have attendant care issues in your case.

Insurance companies hate attendant care cases because, frankly, they are very expensive.  Even at $15-20/hour, a nurse that has to come to your home 10-15 hours a day to care for a loved one will amount to a lot of money.

For that reason, the insurance companies will fight these cases tooth and nail through the industrial commission, and possibly up to the Court of Appeals.

Typically, to receive these benefits from the Industrial Commission, you will have to find an expert to testify that attendant care is necessary, and the treating doctors will have to concur with those recommendations.  This sounds easy, but it is not.  It is expensive and can take a long time to see it’s way through the court system.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are putting your career on hold to care for a loved one that has been injured at work, you need to contact a Workers’ Comp Lawyer who is in a position to fight your case all the way to the end.

Who do you help at The Hart Law Firm?

I often get asked about the types of clients I represent.  In a nutshell, we help people who have been injured at work.  However, injured employees can take on many different forms, and have many different jobs.  Here is a broad sampling of the kinds of people that I work with in my practice:

  • Employees at Textile plants
  • Injured Factory Workers
  • Flight Attendants exposed to Toxic Chemicals or injured at work
  • Walmart Employees
  • Truck Drivers
  • Construction Workers
  • Forklift Operators
  • Workers who have signed an agreement and are having second thoughts
  • Disabled workers who need help applying for social security disability
  • People in need of attendant care to help a disabled worker

In a nutshell, we work with workers who have been injured at work and need assistance.  Oftentimes, people who call us just don’t know what to do next and need help filing the proper paperwork so that they can obtain the benefits they deserve and are legally entitled to.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a workplace accident, you should strongly consider calling a Raleigh workers compensation lawyer to answer your questions. Raleigh Workers Compensation Lawyer James Hart is available at (919) 460-5422 for your free consultation.