Legal Blog | Riddle & Brantley, LLP Accident and Injury Lawyers

What Should You Do If You’re Hurt On The Job?

Regardless of your job, there are potential hazards that can cause serious injuries. As a result, most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance ensures that employees are fairly compensated for their workplace injuries without having to file a lawsuit against the employer. It is important to remember that you are only eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you report your injury quickly and correctly during the workers’ compensation process. Even when things are done in a correct and timely manner, some insurance companies will deny or undervalue claims. In order to ensure that you give yourself the best opportunity to claim all the workers’ compensation benefits you are owed, here are four things to consider if you have been hurt on the job. Inform Your Employer of Your Injury Depending on the severity of the injury, the first thing you should do after an injury…
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Four Things To Consider When Choosing An Attorney

For most people, the only time they interact with an attorney is when something bad has happened to them such as an injury or a car accident. While under the emotional or physical pain after an incident, it may not be easy to find an attorney, especially the right attorney, to represent you. You will need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to support you. How will you know you are employing the best advocate for your legal needs? There are four key things to keep in mind when hiring an attorney. How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost? Many people are worried about the cost of hiring an aggressive attorney to represent them. However, for personal injury cases such as car accidents, work-related injuries, and slip and fall accidents, most attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. Contingency-fee means that the attorney charges based on the recovery and often times,…
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How to Get the Most Compensation After an Injury

If you were hurt — physically, emotionally, or financially — due to another person’s negligence, you may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit. Whether someone else can be held responsible is key to determining if you have a case. With enough evidence that someone’s negligence caused your injury, you may be able to reach a settlement or take your case to trial and win a jury award. Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits Common types of personal injury cases include the following: Auto accidents Truck accidents Motorcycle accidents Construction accidents (these could fall under workers’ compensation instead) Slip and fall accidents One example of a car accident case would be if a driver was involved in an accident caused by a distracted driver, leaving the driver with broken bones, vehicle damage, or other types of injuries. In a slip-and-fall case, the owner of a home or business fails to maintain safe…
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Warmer Temperatures Could Mean An Increase In Swimming Pool Accidents

Warmer temperatures are finally moving across North Carolina and several other states in the US. Many families will soon take advantage of this time of the year by gathering around swimming pools. Although swimming can be a relaxing activity for both children and adults, it can also contribute to serious injuries and even death if one is not careful. It’s important that you understand the hazards that swimming pools have and follow all safety rules and common practices while swimming. In the event, you are injured while swimming, you’ll want to seek medical attention immediately. You may also want to consult with an attorney for you could be entitled to compensation if the injury was caused by someone’s negligence. Contact the premise liability attorneys at Riddle & Brantley for a free, no-obligation case evaluation today. Common Swimming Pool Accidents When one mentions swimming accidents, they often think about drowning. However,…
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Riddle & Brantley Secures $350K in Worker’s Compensation Death Benefits

The verdict below is intended to illustrate the type of matters handled by our firm. This result does not guarantee a similar outcome, and should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.   Riddle & Brantley attorneys Adam Smith and Gene Riddle recently secured $350,000 in Worker’s Compensation death benefits for the daughter of a man who was killed in a workplace accident. In North Carolina, when a worker is killed while on the job, his widow and children typically are entitled to receive worker’s compensation death benefits. However, the situation can be very complicated when the worker dies while unmarried. Earlier this year, the attorneys held a full evidentiary hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and successfully obtained a favorable Order…
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