Health care is an important industry that protects the well being of all North Carolina residents. Unfortunately, some of our health care workers, including nurses, doctors and staff, suffer injuries while they are helping others.
Workers in industries such as health care, medical research and construction are often exposed to disease at work. These diseases can lead to debilitating medical conditions that cause pain and financial strain. Sufferers of diseases spend an extensive amount of money on hospital bills and lost wages. If you were exposed to disease at work, then you may be entitled to compensation under the law.
If you suffer an injury or illness because of your job, you may qualify for a few different benefits. You can seek workers' compensation, which is a temporary payment as you recover. You might also qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, which involves long-term payments to make up for your inability to work. But can you receive both types of compensation?