Raleigh Workers Compensation Attorney | Wake County Employment Injury Lawyer
The workplace can be a dangerous location, particularly for those involved in high risk fields such as construction, manufacturing, trucking, and utilities. Workers sustaining serious injuries often find that their ability to earn a wage and provide for their family is endangered by their condition. Fortunately, our state has created a workers compensation system to protect those hurt while on the job. After an employment injury, you should immediately inform your employer and, within 30 days, file a Form 18 with the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
The Apex workers compensation attorneys of Maginnis Law can assist you through the workplace injury claims process. It is particularly important that you be represented when you have sustained serious injuries or your claim has been denied. Your livelihood is at stake. Through a workers compensation claim, you are entitled to have your medical and pharmaceutical expenses paid and recover compensation for temporary and permanent disability.
Disability damages are broken into two distinct categories: temporary total disability and permanent partial disability. Temporary total disability is recoverable if you are forced to miss more than 7 consecutive days of work. It permits you a recovery of up to 2/3 (66.6%) of your average weekly wage. Permanent partial disability is much different. It is a type of recovery that is allowed after you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). If your doctor assigns you a permanent partial disability rating (PPD), this percentage can be used in conjunction with the workers compensation statutes pertaining to particular body parts to determine an amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
The Wake County workers compensation lawyers of Maginnis Law regularly handle personal injury cases of all types, including employment injury cases. Our firm offers free consultations from our convenient downtown Raleigh offices. Similar to most other firms, Maginnis Law handles workers compensation cases on a 25% contingency fee. This means that you only pay our fees if we recover compensation on your behalf. The difference at Maginnis Law is that you will have direct access to your attorney, not just a paralegal or legal assistant. We do not believe in using staff to handle workers compensation claims. We believe our clients pay attorneys’ fees, not paralegal fees, so they should get what they pay for.
To speak with a Raleigh employment injury attorney, call attorney Shawn Howard at 919.480.8526 or Edward Maginnis at 919.526.0450. You may also submit a confidential new case inquiry using our contact page. The workers comp attorneys of Maginnis Law regularly represent claimants throughout North Carolina, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Garner, Apex, Sanford, Fayetteville, Greenville, Smithfield, Burlington, and Greensboro.