Worker’s Compensation Attorneys in Cary
Worker’s Compensation (also known as worker’s comp) laws protect injured workers. The purpose of these laws is to ensure that someone who is hurt while on the job receives appropriate medical care, lost wages relating their on the job injury and, if necessary, retraining and rehabilitation. When workers are killed on the job, members of the workers’ families are usually eligible for benefits.Injured workers often will benefit from consulting with a worker’s comp attorney who can help them protect their benefits and defend against the premature termination of benefits.
Possibility for Exclusions From Coverage
Depending upon the jurisdiction, if the injury or death occurs as a result of willful misconduct, the injured may be barred from recovery under the worker’s compensation laws.
Worker’s Compensation Litigation
Those with more serious injures may have difficulty with their employer or with the compensation system. Those workers may benefit from consulting with a North Carolina lawyer. Worker’s Compensation litigation takes place in an administrative setting and attorney fees are limited by statute. However, in the event of an accident where you were declared “at fault,” you can still recover compensation.
When do you need a worker’s compensation attorney? Generally speaking, if you are asked to return to work before you feel you are able, refused benefits, or are denied extended disability after suffering a significant injury, you would want to contact an attorney. If your employer sends you to a doctor who declares that you are able to return to work even though you don’t believe you are yet able, or tries to get you to return to work to a special job created to accommodate your injury, you should consider speaking to a worker’s compensation lawyer right away.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney if Everything is Going Smoothly with my Workers Compensation Claim?
Many folks ask us “Why should I hire an attorney if everything’s going smoothly in my Worker’s Compensation claim?” The answer is that the only way to secure your rights is by properly filing your claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. This process can be very long and stressful, therefore it is important to have an attorney complete it for you to allow yourself to spend time recovering from your workplace accident.
What Does it Mean to Be a Board Certified Specialist?
What is a board certified specialist? It used to be that a lawyer was expected to do everything, from handle your traffic ticket to handle your real estate closing, but not any more. Attorneys can specialize in different areas of the law, meaning they have extensive knowledge and competency in the area you hire them for. We have attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood who specialize in workers’ compensation litigation and will fight for you.
Should I Hire a Lawyer from a Large Law Firm or a Small One??
You might be asking yourself, “Should I hire a lawyer from a large law firm or a small one?” We can tell you there are a lot of important differences. For example, at a large law firm, you are just a name on a page, but at a small law firm, all the staff knows who you are, allowing for a personal connection. This personal connection will allow your attorney to fight hard for you. You will also get much more attention from legal staff and your attorney at a small law firm. The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood is a small firm that can devote great time and attention to your claim.
What Makes a Lawyer a Good One?
What makes a lawyer a good one? No one really believes that insurance companies are scared of your lawyer, but there are lawyers that insurance companies respect, and those lawyers get better settlements for their clients. We have gone up against many insurance companies, and will battle them for you. Insurance companies know the attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood and know how hard we fight for our clients to get a fair settlement.
Can Your Workers Compensation Claim be Denied?
Did you know that in North Carolina many Worker’s Compensation claims are denied because of recorded statements given by the injured worker? With that in mind, always speak to a workers’ compensation attorney before giving a statement to insurance companies. Also, always seek treatment directly after your workplace accident.
Did You Know You Can Receive Extra Benefits in Addition to Your Workers Compensation Benefits?
Did you know that you can receive Worker’s Compensation benefits, and also receive Social Security Disability benefits?