Raleigh Workers Compensation Attorneys

Serving All of North Carolina

workers compensation benefitsMany people who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses collect workers’ compensation benefits for their medical expenses, lost wages and other costs. Families who have lost a loved one to a workplace accident can receive death benefits.

Sounds straightforward, right? But the reality can be far different. Injured workers or their families often need the help of workers’ compensation lawyers to make the system work for them. Justice counts, and the Riddle & Brantley, LLP workers’ compensation lawyers in Raleigh, NC can help. If you’ve been injured on the job, don’t wait. Call to speak to a workplace injury lawyer today.

At Riddle & Brantley, LLP, our Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys are experienced in representing injured workers who are seeking workers’ comp benefits. We can help you, too.

An employer or an employer’s insurer may question whether your injury, illness or condition was work-related or dispute the amount of benefits you deserve. You may face a long wait for workers’ compensation benefits or need to file an appeal. We help workers in just such situations.

Our North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law

An injury is covered if it took place in the “course and scope” of your employment.As advocates for injured workers, we know the workers’ compensation system well.  Attorney Chris Brantley is a North Carolina State Bar certified specialist in workers’ compensation law. That designation from the North Carolina State Bar is reserved for lawyers with demonstrated knowledge, experience, and achievement. Chris Brantley has had substantial experience in handling workers’ comp appeals, met education requirements, had his competence and qualifications verified by other lawyers and passed a challenging exam.

At Riddle & Brantley, LLP, your case will be in the hands of a legal professional who has specific training and knowledge regarding workers’ comp laws and regulations. Reach out to us for help making your case.

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What is Workers’ Compensation?

North Carolina law requires most employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp insurance provides benefits to workers who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. An injury is covered if it took place in the “course and scope” of your employment.

An injured worker must file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer or the insurance company initially decides whether the claim is valid. If your claim is approved, your benefits may include money for lost wages, medical care, and disability. These benefits are paid each week.

If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal. Appeals can go through several levels, including the N.C. Industrial Commission and the appellate courts of North Carolina.

Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

You have the right to hire an attorney to stand up for you and make sure you get every dollar you are entitled to receive. After all, your employer or your employer’s insurance company may hire a team of lawyers to fight your claim or limit the amount you are paid.

Photo of Attorney Gene RiddleWhy should you suffer the consequences of dealing with an insurance company that is concerned only about its own bottom line? We fight for fairness and we do not back down.

Some cases may even allow you to get compensatory damages in addition to what is paid through the workers’ comp system, especially if another party other than the employer is liable for your injuries.

We have been helping injured workers for decades. We know how to build a robust argument for your claim and are dedicated to protecting your interests when a claim is in dispute.

Our skilled attorneys can assist you step-by-step through the workers’ compensation process, including:

Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents take many forms and can occur in any industry. Some workplaces, such as construction sites, are obviously dangerous. There, even routine day-to-day tasks may carry a chance of serious injury. But workplace accidents also take place in settings that you might never expect to be dangerous, such as hospitals and nursing homes. Also, traffic collisions account for many workplace accidents when they involve employees who are on the road as part of their work duties.

Common types of workplace accidents include:

Workplace Injuries

A workplace accident can leave you with physical and mental injuries, high hospital and doctor bills, and lost income. Serious injuries can be debilitating for the long term and require a period of rehabilitation. No matter what happened to cause your significant injury, we can evaluate your case and assist you with your workers’ compensation claim so you get paid the benefits you have earned.

Here are some types of workplace injuries and illnesses that qualify for workers’ compensation:

Contact Us to Get Help from Our Workers’ Compensation Attorney at Riddle & Brantley, LLP

Our firm was founded upon certain basic principles: integrity, honesty, compassion, and personal service. We take our duty seriously and we are committed to being zealous advocates for the “little guy” – the employee who was injured and is struggling to get his or her life back on track.

We know how workers’ comp insurance companies operate, and like you, we are shocked at how hard they may try to avoid paying you fair compensation. They hire teams of lawyers, particularly in cases of permanent disability. Their goal is to reduce the value of your claim – or pay you nothing. We just won’t stand for it. You deserve justice and we are here to help you level the playing field.

We are available 24/7 and we will respond to your call within minutes. We offer a free consultation and flexible appointment times for your convenience. Our attorneys are more than happy to make home or hospital visits in the event that your injuries prevent you from traveling to our offices.

You deserve to be represented by a lawyer who cares about what happens to you and will do everything possible to get your case resolved fairly and within a reasonable period of time. Call us today for the help you deserve.

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