Charlotte Workers’ Compensation Attorney
In general terms, workers’ compensation is an agreement between you and your employer as to what will occur if you get hurt on the job. In exchange for not bringing a lawsuit for a work-related injury, certain benefits are supposed to be provided to help you through the time period of your injury and to get you back to work. These benefits should be furnished, regardless of whether your employer was at fault or not in your accident. Unfortunately, the system does not always work as planned.
In too many cases a good employee can have their claim for compensation denied, leaving them without the benefits they desperately need. This is just one of the situations where an accomplished Charlotte workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm works to provide committed legal services during what can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones.
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 clients.
Successfully Resolving Your Compensation Claim
If your claim for compensation has been denied, we urge you to contact us immediately. We offer a free initial consultation so that you can discuss your injury and what occurred in your case. It can be to your distinct advantage for our attorneys to get involved immediately, and before discussing your injuries other than your family and medical caregiver. This allows us to answer your questions and to protect your right to fair and just compensation, and the benefits you have a right to.
Just as important, it gives us the opportunity to fully investigate and document your case in a manner that can improve the final outcome with regard to your benefits. Additionally, our attorneys understand what maximum compensation should be in a workers’ compensation case. In some instances, legal actions could be taken against a third party that contributed to your accident, such as an equipment manufacturer or other corporate entity.
We know that preparing and filing a claim can be difficult and confusing. In order to assist in this endeavor we have made a cost-free, half-hour DVD on, “What you need to know about filing a workers’ compensation claim.” Although this may not answer all of your questions, it offers basic answers to assist those in the Charlotte area that have been injured in a work-related accident.
The Benefit of Contingency Fees
Attorneys at our firm work strictly on a contingency fee basis; we charge no fees until we are successfully in recovering compensation for you. It is vital that you act quickly as there are certain time restrictions, given in state law, as to when you must inform your employer of your accident, and for a successful claim, each step must be submitted with full documentation and accuracy. Our firm can assist in every detail, and serves the community in serious work related injury claims of all types.
Talk to a Charlotte workers’ compensation attorney from our firm if you have or your loved one has been seriously injured on the job.