This is by far the most common question early in my representation of an injured worker. While it is impossible to place an exact value on your case for settlement purposes, an experience attorney can evaluate your expected likely benefits under the statutes and provide an estimate of recovery. One important thing to understand it that calculations of certain benefits are based on the injured worker’s average weekly wage. So two employees may have the same exact injury, but if one employee was earning $200.00 a week in wages and the other employee was earning $800.00 a week in wages, the employee earning the higher wage rate would receive a higher amount.
See the North Carolina Industrial Commission Website for general information here.
If you have been injured on the job, call my office, I will give you an opinion about the value of your claim based on the available facts.