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Employers have a heightened level of duty to keep the workplace environment safe for their employees. However, even when the best precautions are taken, accidents can occur. Workers’ compensation insurance coverage is in place in order to protect workers from the inherent dangers they face every day during the course of their work.

If you or someone you love has been injured on the job, or suffered from a work-related illness or disease, we urge you to contact a Jacksonville workers’ compensation attorney from The Whitley Law Firm for legal assistance.

At Whitley Law Firm, attorney Robert E. Whitley Jr. has become Board Certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Only those attorneys who have demonstrated a superior level of knowledge and skill in a specified area of law are given the honor of Board Certification.

With decades of experience representing injured workers in North Carolina, attorney Robert E. Whitley Jr. can provide our clients with sophisticated legal representation in the field of workers’ compensation law.

Workplace Accidents and Workers’ Compensation

As an injured employee, it’s absolutely critical to ensure that you receive the highest quality medical care, and that you get the time you need to recover from the accident. Workers’ comp accidents can wreak havoc on every aspect of your life, making simple everyday tasks nearly impossible to perform.

Ideally your employer and their insurance company would do everything to help you; however, that is not always the case. At times, employer retaliation against the workers’ compensation claimant is a cause for concern that can result in denied benefits. For this reason, it’s important to have an aggressive attorney working by your side who is closely familiar with North Carolina workers’ compensation laws.

How a Jacksonville Workers Comp Lawyer Can help

In addition to general workers’ compensation laws, it’s crucial to become informed about the vocational rehabilitation rights of injured workers, and whether or not you can bring a lawsuit against your employer. For those surviving family members who lost a loved one to a wrongful death accident, it’s important to find out if you are entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits that would pay for funeral expenses, pain and suffering experienced by your loved one prior to their death, and other benefits that could give your family the money it needs to live on.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim in the right time frame and following the proper procedure is vital to filing a successful claim. With our extensive experience in workers’ compensation law, we are confident that we can advocate on behalf of you and your rights. Should you encounter any trouble with your employer or their insurance carrier, we are prepared to go to bat for you.

Contact our firm right away to schedule a consultation with one of our Jacksonville workers’ compensation lawyers today.