State Employees Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you work for the state (including any of its agencies or universities) and are injured on the job, you are eligible for workers’ compensation. If you are a member of the Teachers and State Employees’ Retirement System of North Carolina, you may also be eligible for short- or long-term disability benefits or retirement benefits. These two benefits systems complement each other, but injured employees may need help structuring their settlements to take full advantage of all available benefits and avoid offsets of workers’ compensation benefits against benefits from the state. For more detail about how the systems work together, read Valerie Johnson’s paper, “State Employee Benefits and Workers’ Comp.”
Our State Employees Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, Valerie Johnson and Leto Copeley, are well-versed in both the workers’ comp system and the state employees benefit system and understand how to maximize benefits received by injured state employees.