Workers’ Compensation

Raleigh Workers' Compensation Lawyer

If you have suffered an injury arising from your employment, were involved in a work accident, or have suffered what is called an “occupational disease” that resulted from your work, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. As a Board Certified specialist in workers' compensation law, attorney Robert E. Whitley Jr. has demonstrated a high level of knowledge, skill and ability in the field of workers' compensation law, and he uses that knowledge and certification to our clients' advantage during all aspects of the claims process.

A Raleigh workers' compensation lawyer from our law offices can help ensure that your claim is properly filed and your interests protected through any issue or question that may arise, including helping to protect you against employer retaliation or any other wrongful conduct by your employer or any party involved in the workers' compensation claims process. Some of the injuries and diseases that may occur include:

  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Amputation
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Head injury from falling objects
  • Back injury

Workers’ compensation can pay for medical bills resulting from the injury or disease, wages lost to the injury, and a permanent disability rating arising from a permanent injury. If you have suffered a work-related injury, leaving you unable to return to work, we can help you file for the benefits you need. If your claim has been denied we have the experience necessary to appeal the decision with the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

How is a workers' compensation claim filed?

Within 30 days of the incident that caused the injury, you must tell your employer, in writing, about the injury. Then you must file a Form 18 with the North Carolina Industrial Commission within 2 years of the incident. Do not hesitate to enlist the help of a lawyer at our firm with your workplace injury claim.

Because our attorneys know filing a workers’ compensation claim is complex and difficult, we have created a free, 30 minute “What you need to know about filing a workers’ compensation claim” DVD. This DVD explains the process in detail, so you understand the how your claim will be handled. If you have questions concerning something you have seen in the DVD, our attorneys will be happy to speak with you.

Because of the complexity of workers’ compensation, the best way to provide the information you need is to speak with you personally. If you contact us or call 1-800-598-0456 and explain your situation and injury, an attorney can give you personalized legal information and help you through the process. We offer free initial consultations and work on contingency, meaning that we charge no fees until we get you compensation.

To better serve the residents of North Carolina, we have offices conveniently located in Raleigh, Charlotte, Kinston, New Bern, Jacksonville and Winston-Salem. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today!