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Have you suffered a work-related injury, or an occupational illness or disease? Every year millions of American workers are injured on the job, while others suffer from serious and life threatening occupational diseases due to exposure to hazardous chemicals or toxic substances.

At The Whitley Law Firm, we have been representing injured workers for more than 35 years in North Carolina, and our attorney Robert E. Whitley Jr. has become a Board Certified workers’ compensation specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. If you have been injured on the job or during the course of your work, we ask that you contact a New Bern workers’ compensation lawyer from the firm without delay.

 

How Whitley Law Firm Can Help

Workers’ compensation laws are set in place to protect America’s workers in case they are injured on the job. Fortunately, the majority of North Carolina workers are covered under their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance; however, filing a claim and receiving the benefits you deserve is not always that simple.

At a time when you need to have access to the highest quality medical care, and when you must rely on your temporary or permanent disability benefits to support your family, and when you must get the appropriate amount of time off from work to heal and recover, then hiring an attorney will be the best insurance you can possibly have to turn a bad situation around for the better. Our firm can explain how workers’ compensation works and how it applies to you.

We can also assist you in the following areas including:

  • Addressing your workers’ compensation injuries
  • Bringing a lawsuit against your employer
  • Understanding your vocational rehabilitation rights

Information About Workers’ Compensation Cases

Our firm is dedicated to protecting and advocating on behalf of the rights of injured workers. We are very familiar with North Carolina workers’ compensation laws, as well as how to follow proper protocol when filing a claim, and in the appropriate timeframe. When you have been injured on the job and your injuries threaten your health, safety and livelihood, you cannot afford to make a mistake in filing your claim or risk having your claim denied.

About New Bern, NC

New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina that had an estimated population of 29,899 in 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This city is located at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent rivers, about 112 miles east of Raleigh and 87 miles northeast of Wilmington. According to the city of New Bern’s website, the community has a history of serving as a capital of international commerce, with the area’s cotton and pine tar today boosting the area’s tourism.

There are many businesses in New Bern, with the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce representing more than 800 members. There are a number of larger companies in and around New Bern that each provide hundreds of jobs to people in the local area. If you are a worker who has suffered an injury in this area, do not wait to contact our firm!