Workers' Compensation

Durham Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Take Advantage Of Your Rights As An Employee: (919) 590-0099

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Workplace accidents can result in serious injuries. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our experienced Durham workers’ compensation attorneys help employees seek compensation for their injuries and losses. If you have been injured on the job, contact our office for a free case evaluation today. While you focus on your recovery, we will fight tirelessly in order to maximize your compensation. We are passionate about the pursuit of justice and will devote our time and energy toward the positive resolution of your case.

When an employee is injured, he or she must file a Form 18 and serve it on the employer, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, and the North Carolina Industrial Commission, within 30 days of the accident. If the insurance company denies the claim, the employee must then file a Form 33 in order to have a hearing with an Industrial Commission Deputy Commissioner to pursue benefits.

  • Types of injuries covered by workers’ compensation may include:
  • Injuries caused by defective machinery.
  • Preexisting conditions that the workplace aggravates or accelerates.
  • Neck and back injuries, even if they occur while you are doing your normal job
  • Occupational diseases caused by repetitive motion or exposure to toxins at work.
  • Injuries resulting from excessive physical or mental strain brought on by increased work-related stress or activities.

In North Carolina, employers with more than three employees must have workers’ compensation insurance. If an injured employee’s claim is accepted, the insurance company may be obligated to pay for medical expenses. In addition, the insurance company may have to pay compensation for permanent disability, vocational rehabilitation, and lost wages.

Tenacious Representation for Workers’ Compensation

If an employee returns to work after being injured, but is still experiencing wage loss, he or she may still receive compensation at a lesser amount. The passionate Durham workers’ compensation lawyers at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC can answer your questions, investigate your accident, and represent your case in court. We are not afraid of big insurance companies and we are well equipped to represent your case in court if necessary.

Call us at (919) 590-0099 today to learn more about our workers’ compensation services.

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We Empower Employees To Protect Their Rights

What Steps Should I Take

After Being Injured In An Accident?

  • Stay On The Scene & Take Photographs Of All Vehicles Involved And Of The Scene

  • Exchange Information With The Other Driver

  • Call Hyland & Padilla, PLLC

  • Keep Track Of Your Medical Treatment & Expenses

  • Get A Property Damage Valuation