If you have been injured at work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits for medical care and lost wages. The North Carolina Industrial Commission oversees the workers’ compensation system in our state. Its website offers a step-by-step guide for what to do in the event of a workplace injury.
If you are having trouble getting workers compensation benefits, you may need an attorney to help you through the process. Our firm specializes in workers’ comp.
If you have been injured in a bicycle crash, you will probably need an attorney to help make sure you get the compensation you need to recover from your injury and get back in the saddle.
Attorney Ann Groninger, herself an avid cyclist, is highly experienced in this area of the law. You can find out more information at bikelaw.com.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation offers a website devoted to laws relating to bikes, and also publishes a guidebook on this topic.
If you are interested in reading more about bike safety, we would suggest this article about the five most common bike-car collisions, and the resources offered by the League of American Bicyclists.
Legal Issues in the Workplace
Understanding your legal rights in the workplace can be a challenge. The attorneys at Johnson & Groninger PLLC have years of experience in employment law. Here are some resources that may help you deal with legal issues related to your job:
Wage and hour complaints, federal and state
Hazardous condition complaints, federal and state
Information about the Family and Medical Leave Act
Information about the right to child-involvement leave
Information about the right to advance notice of closings and layoffs
Information about applying for job re-training support
Information about job references
Free or Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Depending on the nature of your case, it can sometimes be difficult to find a private attorney willing to represent you. Should you find yourself in this situation, here are some resources that may help:
Legal Aid of North Carolina
NC Justice Center
NC Advocates for Justice Free Legal Help Database
NC Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
State and Federal Laws
No matter what type of case you have, you might be interested in doing a bit of legal research on your own. Here are some resources to help you find the laws you are looking for:
NC State Constitution
NC General Statutes