Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Cary
Protecting Your Work-Related Rights
Workers’ compensation (also known as workers’ 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. 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.
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. The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood can help you when you call.
Call (919) 739-3643 or contact us online to take advantage of your free consultation with our Cary workers’ compensation lawyer today. We offer personalized services that only a boutique firm can provide.
When Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?
Those with more serious injures may have difficulty with their employer or with the compensation system. Workers’ 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 workers’ compensation lawyer right away.
Many folks ask us “why should I hire an attorney if everything’s going smoothly in my workers’ 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.
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.
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 can battle them for you. Insurance companies know how hard we fight for our clients to get a fair settlement.
Contact our Cary workers’ compensation lawyer today at (919) 739-3643 to get started on your case. You may also be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits in addition to Social Security Disability benefits.