Have You Been Hurt at Work?
Paying your bills and providing for your family after sustaining a work injury can be difficult, or perhaps impossible. You might not be able to work at all, or perhaps physical limitations force you to cut your hours back. If you have been injured on the job or have become ill as a result of workplace conditions, hazards, or chemicals you might be entitled to collect worker's compensation benefits.
Worker's compensation issues can be very confusing. At Garry Whitaker, P.C., Attorney at Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, I educate clients about the worker's compensation system and guide them through the steps to obtaining benefits. Trust my 25 plus years of personal injury experience to work for you.
A workplace injury that interrupts your ability to work affects you physically, emotionally and financially. Learn your rights under North Carolina law and protect them.
Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Vary Widely
Workplace accidents and illnesses can occur in any setting, including construction sites, warehouses and on the job driving situations. I represent people who have suffered every type of workplace injury, including:
- Back/heavy lifting injuries
- Machinery injuries
- Falling on the job
- Closed head injuries
- Spine or neck injuries
- Asbestos exposure
- Chemical exposure
- Repetitive use injuries
- Occupational diseases
If you have been injured at work, employers and insurance companies can try to limit the compensation you receive. Don't let this happen to you. Learn your rights and protect them.
You've Been Injured. Now What?
After you've been injured, suffered occupational disease or become sick due to hazardous conditions at work:
- Notify your employer of your injury or illness immediately
- Seek medical treatment
- Record all injury-related expenses, including medical costs, prescription bills and time away from work
- Call an experienced worker's compensation lawyer to discuss the specific facts of your case
Make Sure You Receive the Compensation You Deserve
If you are considering filing a worker's compensation claim or do not think you are being treated fairly by your employer or its insurance company, I am ready to help you. Contact my office online or call me locally at 336-777-1195 or toll free at 888-343-1022.
I work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe attorney fees until we recover damages.