Riding To The Rescue Of Injured Workers In North Carolina
An injury at work robbing you of your ability to provide for your family is quite the conundrum. If this has happened to you anywhere in North Carolina you don’t have to face the fallout alone. At Roberts & Harris PC, we lookout for the interests of injured workers and fight to make sure they have the financial resources to get their lives back on track after a work-related injury.
We handle workers’ compensation and personal injury claims for our clients, helping them obtain benefits and compensation to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other damages. Whether your injuries are the result of a workplace accident or the negligence of a third-party, you can rely on us to fight to obtain the best possible result. We have more than 40 years of combined legal experience and have handled hundreds of jury and bench trials. We’re ready for whatever your case brings.
Most Common Types of Accidents In The Workplace
Everything from traumatic brain injuries to soft tissue injuries can occur in the workplace, whether your workplace is a climate controlled office, a warehouse, a factory, or the great outdoors. There are no shortage of ways to get hurt and accidents can occur out of nowhere. However, workers and employers should do everything in their power to limit the potential for accidents by investing in safety training, safety equipment, and providing properly-functioning equipment. Failure to do so can result in preventable accidents that leave workers injured or worse.
Some of the most common workplace accidents include:
- Falls from heights (ladder accidents, scaffold accidents, etc.)
- Slips, trips, and fall accidents
- Falling objects
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Equipment malfunctions
- Cuts and lacerations
- Exposure to toxic fumes
Workplace Injuries: All You Need To Know
Some injuries associated with workers’ compensation claims are obvious. For example, a worker who loses a limb due to a saw malfunction or breaks their arm when a negligent coworker moves a ladder will confidently pursue workers’ compensation benefits. After all, fracturing or losing your arm at work is obviously a job-related injury. However, some work-related injuries are not so glaringly obvious and can go undetected until they start causing consistent problems for a worker. Such less visible injuries include:
- Organ damage or high blood pressure brought on by chemical exposure
- Rotator cuff injuries brought on by repetitive motions over many years
- Hearing loss and ear damage from loud machinery and equipment
- Reduced eyesight or vision loss caused by computer monitors and other screens
If injuries or conditions such as these are limiting your ability to work, you may be able to pursue a claim for workers’ compensation benefits or disability benefits. An experienced work injury attorney can help you determine your rights and the options available to you.
We Know The Other Side Because He WAS The Other Side
Employers — including construction companies and public entities — will go to great lengths to avoid making payouts to injured workers. These lengths include hiring skilled attorneys to represent their interests and protect their bottom lines. Attorney Ranchor Harris spent 15 years as an insurance company defense attorney and spent 8 years as the workers’ compensation defense counsel for the city of Winston-Salem. When we say we know the other side, we’re not bluffing; one of our team members WAS the other side before spending the past decade fighting for injured workers.
Don’t Let The High Fees Injured You Again
Our 25 percent legal fees set us apart in the fields of workers’ compensation and personal injury. It’s your pain, and we believe you should keep more of your treasure whether you are entitled to personal injury compensation, workers’ compensation benefits, or both.
Are you ready to take the next step in getting the help you deserve? Call 877-404-1138 now or contact us online to request your free consultation with a workplace injury attorney.