You work daily, year after year, to make a living for yourself and your family. But what happens if you are injured on the job? A knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyer can help you understand your right to secure workers’ compensation benefits if you have suffered a work-related injury.
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 workers’ compensation lawyer, contact our injury law firm online or call us at 919-899-9852 or toll-free at 866-907-1145.
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 lawyers have remained at the cutting edge of workers’ compensation legislation. This includes 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 ensure you obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to.
Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers handle all types of valid claims and disputes with workers’ compensation insurance companies over:
You are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you were hurt on the job. Yet, injured workers with legitimate claims are often denied or delayed the benefits they are entitled to. Our law firm is highly knowledgeable about the workers’ compensation process. We will apply our extensive experience advocating for a wide range of injured workers to your benefit, including the injured:
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 where an insurance company will try to violate your rights, but insurance companies use three main tactics to gain an advantage.
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 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.
The insurance company will try to pick your doctors for you, often sending you to the same company doctors they send other injured workers. In doing this, the insurance company will tell you that you have the absolute right to direct your medical treatment. This is not necessarily true, and we will ensure that you are seen by skilled, well-trained physicians and get all of the medical treatment you need.
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 must continue paying you benefits until you return to work. In locating a job for you, the insurance company doesn’t care what job they find. They don’t care if the job pays you anything close to what you earned before you were injured or how close it is 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 that any job located for you is within your limitations and pays you a fair wage.
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.