Understand Your Workers’ Compensation Rights
You work hard day after day, year after year to make a living for yourself and your family. But what happens if you are injured on the job? If you have suffered a work-related injury, a knowledgeable lawyer can help you understand your right to secure workers’ compensation benefits.
We Provide Strong Advocacy For Injured North Carolina Workers
Since 1994, The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., has helped injured workers obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to. Our legal team will strive to ensure you are treated with the respect you deserve from your employer and insurance carrier. For a free initial consultation with an experienced Durham workers’ compensation lawyer, contact our injury law firm online or call us at 919-899-9852 or toll-free at 877-320-1851.
Experienced Work Comp Representation: Claims, Hearings And Appeals
Since 1994, we have handled workers’ compensation cases for injured workers throughout North Carolina. We have extensive experience and have a well-deserved reputation as one of the hardest working law firms in the Raleigh area.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys have remained at the cutting-edge of workers’ compensation legislation, including a statute passed in 2011 that may impact your rights and the amount of compensation you can secure for a permanent or total disability. We have the skills and legal resources to make sure you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive.
Were You Injured On The Job Or Do You Have An Occupational Disease?
Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers handle all types of valid claims and disputes with workers’ compensation insurance companies over:
- Benefits for permanent injuries
- Medical care and work comp claims
- Denied claims
- Insurance company harassment
- Vocational retraining
- Pre-existing injuries and conditions
- Fatal work-related accident claims
If you were hurt on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Yet, injured workers with legitimate claims are often denied or delayed the benefits they are entitled to. Our law firm is highly knowledgeable on the workers’ compensation process. Whether you have an occupational disease, were injured on the job or were fired after filing a claim, we can help you navigate through the appeals or hearing process to secure the benefits you deserve. We will apply our extensive experience advocating for a wide range of injured workers to your benefit, including injured:
- Construction and manufacturing workers
- Truck drivers
- Health care workers
- City, state and county workers
- Police and firefighters
- Ambulance workers
Three Reasons Why Workers Should Hire An Attorney When They Have Been Hurt
Workers should almost always consider hiring a lawyer after being hurt on the job. This is to prevent the insurance company from taking advantage of you. There are many areas that an insurance company will try to violate your rights, but there are three main tactics that insurance companies engage in an effort to gain an advantage.
Reason Number 1: Despite legal requirements to the contrary, insurance companies routinely don’t send weekly checks on time or they “forget” to send them at all. This makes it very hard for workers to pay their bills, and it jeopardizes their credit. We will stay on top of the insurance company and make sure your checks arrive as required by law and if necessary, we seek penalties for late payments.
Reason Number 2: The insurance company will try to pick your doctors for you, often sending you to the same company doctors that they send other injured workers. In doing this, the insurance company will tell you that have the absolute right to direct your medical treatment. This is not necessarily true, and we will make sure that you are seen by skilled, well-trained physicians and that you get all of the medical treatment that you need.
Reason Number 3: If you can’t return to your old job after you’ve completed your medical treatment, the insurance company will hire someone to find you a new job. The insurance company does this because they have to continuing paying you benefits until you return to work. In locating a job for you, the insurance company doesn’t really care what job they find for you. They don’t care if the job pays you anything close to what you were earning before you were injured or how close it is located to your home. They just want to get you back to work.
We will get involved in this process on your behalf and make sure that you are not taken advantage of and make sure that any job located for you is within your limitations and pays you a fair wage.
Learn More About How We Can Help You In A Free Consultation
In order to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you must be able to prove that your injury occurred by accident in the course of your employment. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your injury to help you determine if you have a case that would entitle you to benefits. Then, we will aggressively pursue the benefits you deserve.
We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your legal options. Contact our Cary workers’ comp attorneys for a free consultation.