If you are injured while on the job, you should never assume that your employer or its insurance company cares whether you are compensated fairly for it nor can you assume you will be treated fairly. Even if you have a very good relationship with your employer, you must keep in mind that employers have the advantage of having attorneys who know the Workers' Compensation system well and will work against you.
The best way to level the playing field is to hire a qualified Workers’ Compensation attorney like those at White & Stradley, PLLC who will fight for your rights and help you get the compensation and medical attention you deserve.
When to Hire an Attorney
Workers’ Compensation systems are complex. Keep in mind that experienced attorneys will work diligently on behalf of your employer’s insurance company. Hiring an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney will greatly improve your chances of receiving the compensation you’re entitled to. There are many reasons to hire an attorney to represent you in your Workers’ Compensation case. Here are just a few:
- If you have filed a Workers’ Compensation claim with your employer and that claim is denied, you should consider legal representation. If you are denied benefits, you have the right to a hearing before a Workers’ Compensation judge. Carefully review the document and watch for deadlines for filing an appeal. If you miss this deadline, you can lose your right to compensation.
- If you’ve been approached about settling your Workers’ Compensation claim, you may want to consult with an attorney to ensure you’re getting what you’re entitled to.
- If the amount of benefits you are receiving is incorrect.
- If your benefits are not being paid at all or are not being paid on time.
- If your employer’s doctor or rehabilitation professional said you are physically able to return to work before you feel you are able, you should consider hiring a lawyer. This situation can result in further injuries that may lead to permanent damage.
- If there is no job for you to return to.
- If you were told that you can return to work but must perform a job that was created to accommodate your injury.
White & Stradley, PLLC has represented clients with many types of work related injuries including injuries of the:
Please keep in mind that the more claims are paid by insurance companies, the less money they make. This can lead to insurance companies trying their hardest to downplay your injury, deny you proper medical care, and have you return to work before you are physically able to return.
If you are injured, you are not able to work and support yourself and your family. If your future ability to earn wages and the long-term outlook of your health are unclear, please contact our Workers' Compensation attorney at White & Stradley, PLLC to discuss your situation today.
We serve Workers’ Compensation claims throughout North Carolina including Raleigh, Charlotte, Greenville and nearby areas. We can help you collect the benefits you deserve. Please call us at (855) 565-4404. If your case has merit, there will be no cost for your consultation.