Workers’ Compensation Claim Settlements
After suffering a workplace accident and going through weeks or even months of rehabilitation and other medical treatment, many employees often wonder: “What’s next?”
The answer is often uncertain. Employees may be hesitant to return to their old job. Employers may only allow injured workers to return for what are essentially sham positions, designed to push employees out after a short time. Vocational retraining may not lead to real job opportunities. Finally, insurance companies may refuse to offer injured employees a reasonable monetary settlement.
For all these reasons, it is important to have an experienced lawyer guide you through the workers’ compensation system. At the Law Office of K. Gregory Gunter, we only handle workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. This means that we have substantial experience negotiating on behalf of people who deserve to be fairly compensated for their injuries. If you are nearing maximum medical improvement (MMI) following your accident and are wondering what is next, we will help you obtain your best outcome.
An On-The-Job Injury Attorney Who Will Help You Negotiate A Fair Settlement
You must carefully consider your options when approaching maximum medical improvement. We can help you make an informed decision about what to do when you are ready to go back to work.
In 2011, North Carolina law changed by broadening the definition of “suitable employment” that employers can offer injured workers. Now, employers can offer injured employees positions that significantly underutilize their skills. Some employers even use these jobs to eventually push out injured workers.
Vocational retraining may seem like an attractive option to many people, but with the lingering effects of the recession and a more competitive job market, many people have difficulties finding meaningful work following retraining programs.
With our firm, you will receive the aggressive representation of an experienced Raleigh workers’ compensation attorney. We often take a client’s options and use them as leverage in negotiating a fair monetary settlement with an insurance company. In every case, our goal is to make our clients as whole as possible following the challenges of a serious workplace accident.
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Whether you were just in an accident or are nearing the end of your medical treatment, we can help you. Contact the Law Office of K. Gregory Gunter for a free consultation call 919-670-1070 or toll free 844-279-9114