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Workers’ compensation is a process that is triggered whenever an employee is injured at work. It provides security for the employee to ensure that their wages and their medical bills are paid while they are out of work. Sadly, not all employees are afforded these benefits, and as a result, are left to pay for medical expenses out-of-pocket.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries within the scope of your employment, contact a Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyer today. A knowledgeable attorney could walk you through the claims process and inform you of your eligibility to obtain compensation for your injuries. Get started today by scheduling an initial consultation.

Board Certified Specialist in Worker’s Compensation Law

Whitley Law Firm features an attorney who is a Board Certified specialist in worker’s compensation law. This certification assures you that your attorney has shown superior skill, knowledge and the ability to get results in the areas of worker’s compensation accidents, injuries and claims. Two of our attorneys have also been rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer review rating service.

Various members of the bar, judges and other attorneys provide the information for this rating and it signifies that an attorney has demonstrated the best in ethical standards and commitment to professional excellence. There is no higher ranking that an attorney can achieve. If you are coming up against the workers’ compensation system, you want to be represented by an attorney who is not only knowledgeable but has proven that he or she can prevail on behalf of injured workers.

Qualifying Conditions for Workers’ Comp in Charlotte

The most common conditions that qualify a person for workers’ compensation in Charlotte include any kind of accident that occurs in the workplace. It can be anything if it is an accident that occurs while someone is doing their job in the regular way.

In some cases, employers may challenge an employee’s injuries by arguing that their injuries existed before the accident took place. To avoid adding validity to this argument, victims should make it a priority to obtain medical attention in the moments following an accident. By doing so, victims would be creating a legal record of their injuries which could be presented as evidence in a workers’ comp claim.

Cons of Underreporting Injuries

Underreporting injuries can hinder the success of a workers’ compensation claim. If someone underreports an injury and they are assigned a rating based on the injury they have, they can get paid less. Once a report of the injuries has been shared with the employer, it is very unlikely that the victim would be able to change their initial report.

Why Would Someone Underreport Injuries?

Someone might underreport the severity of their injuries if they are afraid that they will lose their job or if they are afraid that they will not be able to work. In some cases, there is a lot of negative connotations with filing a workers’ compensation claim, but if they are injured, these laws are here to protect. A person cannot be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If they suffer an injury while performing their work-related duties, they should reach out to a Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyer for legal guidance.

Benefits of Speaking with a Charlotte Workers’ Compensation Attorney

When a worker suffers an injury while performing their duties, they should expect to be treated with fairness and honesty. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and some injured workers may be stuck with expensive medical costs and miss time at work due to their employer’s lack of accountability to provide them with benefits.

If you have been denied worker’s comp benefits, reach out to a hardworking attorney today. A Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyer could advocate on your behalf and advise you of your next steps. To learn more about the claims process, or if you wish to discuss a specific case, schedule a consultation today.