Whitley Law Firm - North Carolina Personal Injury Attorney

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Whit Whitley
Greenville Workers’ Compensation Lawyer 

Social Security Disability  |  Workers’ Compensation  |  Automobile Accidents

Robert (Whit) Whitley has spent 20 years honing his legal craft, with a special focus on personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security disability. He’s carrying on a tradition of excellence at Whitley Law Firm. “Clients hire us because we are a family firm with a track record of obtaining positive results dating back to 1974,” Whit says. But he’s also continuing a legacy of representing clients and achieving favorable outcomes through plain old hard work—something his father taught him well. “In the legal arena we cannot control the facts we are given, but we can control whether we outwork our opponents,” he says.

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“The are countless examples of cases where we’ve achieved better outcomes simply because we work harder and are better prepared than the attorneys for the insurance companies.” Effective, plainspoken communication with clients is also part of the practice passed down at Whitley Law Firm. That means returning phone calls within 24 hours; treating clients with respect and courtesy; and even empowering clients with instructional materials and videos to help prepare their cases. Whit acknowledges, “It doesn’t always mean telling a client what they want to hear, but I will be forthright and clear in giving my advice.” Ultimately, what matters most to Whit is the service of helping real people and their families. “The outcome in a personal injury claim can literally make the difference between filing for bankruptcy and regaining financial justice and dignity. The stakes are high with personal injury practice, and I thrive on the challenge.”

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In North Carolina, most employers are required to obtain a workers’ compensation insurance policy to protect workers in the event of an on-the-job injury. Despite this requirement, however, many employers and their insurers argue against claims for compensation that come about under such circumstances.

A Greenville workers’ compensation lawyer could help you pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve if you were injured at work. By enlisting a well-practiced attorney, you could focus on your recovery with the knowledge that they are working to examine the details of your case, gather sufficient evidence, and request appropriate compensation.

Workers Compensation Law

Who is Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Pursuant to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act, any employer with three or more employees is required to obtain a compensation policy to cover their employees. Notable exceptions to this coverage rule include:

  • Railroad workers
  • Federal employees
  • Temporary workers
  • Domestic servants

However, an employer may try to deny benefits to eligible workers too. A Greenville workers’ compensation attorney could help an injured worker determine if an employer’s failure to provide compensation policy violates state laws.

When Coverage Applies in Greenville

Essentially, workers’ compensation policies apply whenever an employee suffers an on-the-job injury. Despite the simplicity of this basic rule, the process for demonstrating a valid claim is complicated and often contested.

The most basic element of proving a comp claim is demonstrating that a worker was on the clock when the injury occurred. This means that car wrecks on a commute, injuries suffered while putting on or taking off safety equipment, or accidents that happen while on a lunch break may not qualify for compensation.

If the injury happens during the course of employment, an individual policy will usually provide benefits, even if the claimant’s own negligence caused their injury. However, policies typically will not cover an injured worker if their own horseplay or extreme carelessness caused an injury.

Potential Compensation from a Successful Claim

Workers’ comp benefits should cover the cost of all associated medical expenses incurred from the treatment of an injury. This includes ER treatment, surgery, physical rehabilitation, and medications.

Employees may also receive temporary disability benefits, which are usually cash payments meant to cover any lost time at work while an injured worker is making a recovery. As long as a worker misses at least seven days of work, they may claim up to two-thirds of their average weekly wages. If the injury is so severe as to cause permanent damage, these weekly benefits might continue for the rest of the worker’s life.

North Carolina also utilizes a benefit schedule for any total or partial disability. This table, listed in North Carolina General Statutes §97-31, provides a number of weeks of compensation that is appropriate for each individual’s injury. A seasoned Greenville lawyer could help a claimant seeking workers’ compensation to understand the potential benefits of their claim and work to ensure they are not missing out on additional payments.

Please use the form below to provide your information, or schedule a phone. or in-person free consultation. It doesn’t cost you anything to see if I can help. You can also request a free DVD called What You Need To Know if you Have a Workers Compensation Claim. This information is free and if you need a free in-person or phone consultation please do not hesitate to call me to see if I can help.

Automobile Accidents

I understand that being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, possibly leading to serious injuries, mounting medical bills, extensive damage to your vehicle, and even the inability to work or enjoy time with your family. Car accident claims can be complex and involve numerous parties, from the other driver to insurance agents to defense attorneys. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident caused by another driver or person I can help protect your rights and seek the compensation you need and deserve.

I am committed to helping you through this costly and trying time. I will collect your medical bills and lost wage statements and provide those to the responsible insurance. I will negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf and if the amount does not compensate you for your loses I will be able to take your case to court and let a jury decide your damages. I have helped people and families involved in automobile accidents for over 21 years and have a passion for obtaining results for my clients.

Please use the form below to provide your information, or schedule a phone. or in-person free consultation. It doesn’t cost you anything to see if I can help.

Social Security Disability Law

Are you are disabled and overwhelmed by the complicated process of applying for disability benefits? Only 28% of initial Social Security Disability claims are approved. In order to receive benefits, you must be able to prove through medical records and physician statements that you are unable to perform full-time employment due to a physical or mental impairment. This is not an easy task and many well deserving people have had their claim denied due to a procedural error or inability to present the correct information to Social Security.

For over 20 years I have helped hundreds of people and their families get the important disability benefits they deserve. I understand how the process works and what the judges will be looking for in order to approve your claim. I am an experienced advocate who will present all of the arguments on your behalf because I have a passion for producing positive results.

Please use the form below to provide your information, or schedule a phone. or in-person free consultation. It doesn’t cost you anything to see if I can help. I can also send you a free booklet I have published called Disability Secrets revealed. In this publication I provide a guide how to win your Social Security claim. I also explain why it is important to retain an experienced advocate on your behalf.

Accreditation, Associations & Achievements

Accreditation

  • Board Certified Specialist, Workers Compensation
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1995
  • J.D. – Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, 1995
  • B.A. – Appalachian State University, 1991

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Achievements

AV by Martindale-Hubbell
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system evaluates an attorney’s legal abilities and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. Achieving an AV rating certification mark is a significant accomplishment, as it shows how other attorneys and members of the legal community view the attorney’s skills and professionalism since they are the people providing the rating. The AV rating is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Whit Whitley
Greenville Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Social Security Disability  |  Workers’ Compensation  |  Automobile Accidents

Robert (Whit) Whitley has spent 20 years honing his legal craft, with a special focus on personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security disability. He’s carrying on a tradition of excellence at Whitley Law Firm. “Clients hire us because we are a family firm with a track record of obtaining positive results dating back to 1974,” Whit says. But he’s also continuing a legacy of representing clients and achieving favorable outcomes through plain old hard work—something his father taught him well. “In the legal arena we cannot control the facts we are given, but we can control whether we outwork our opponents,” he says.

READ MORE ABOUT WHIT

“The are countless examples of cases where we’ve achieved better outcomes simply because we work harder and are better prepared than the attorneys for the insurance companies.” Effective, plainspoken communication with clients is also part of the practice passed down at Whitley Law Firm. That means returning phone calls within 24 hours; treating clients with respect and courtesy; and even empowering clients with instructional materials and videos to help prepare their cases. Whit acknowledges, “It doesn’t always mean telling a client what they want to hear, but I will be forthright and clear in giving my advice.” Ultimately, what matters most to Whit is the service of helping real people and their families. “The outcome in a personal injury claim can literally make the difference between filing for bankruptcy and regaining financial justice and dignity. The stakes are high with personal injury practice, and I thrive on the challenge.”

CLOSE

Automobile Accidents

I understand that being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, possibly leading to serious injuries, mounting medical bills, extensive damage to your vehicle, and even the inability to work or enjoy time with your family. Car accident claims can be complex and involve numerous parties, from the other driver to insurance agents to defense attorneys. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident caused by another driver or person I can help protect your rights and seek the compensation you need and deserve.

I am committed to helping you through this costly and trying time. I will collect your medical bills and lost wage statements and provide those to the responsible insurance. I will negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf and if the amount does not compensate you for your loses I will be able to take your case to court and let a jury decide your damages. I have helped people and families involved in automobile accidents for over 21 years and have a passion for obtaining results for my clients.

Please use the form below to provide your information, or schedule a phone. or in-person free consultation. It doesn’t cost you anything to see if I can help.

Social Security Disability Law

Are you are disabled and overwhelmed by the complicated process of applying for disability benefits? Only 28% of initial Social Security Disability claims are approved. In order to receive benefits, you must be able to prove through medical records and physician statements that you are unable to perform full-time employment due to a physical or mental impairment. This is not an easy task and many well deserving people have had their claim denied due to a procedural error or inability to present the correct information to Social Security.

For over 20 years I have helped hundreds of people and their families get the important disability benefits they deserve. I understand how the process works and what the judges will be looking for in order to approve your claim. I am an experienced advocate who will present all of the arguments on your behalf because I have a passion for producing positive results.

Please use the form below to provide your information, or schedule a phone. or in-person free consultation. It doesn’t cost you anything to see if I can help. I can also send you a free booklet I have published called Disability Secrets revealed. In this publication I provide a guide how to win your Social Security claim. I also explain why it is important to retain an experienced advocate on your behalf.

Workers Compensation Law

If you have been injured on the job you may have a worker’s compensation claim. This means you will have a claim to be reimbursed for expenses associated with your injury, including lost wages and medical expenses. You may also be entitled to what I call hidden claims, which include claims for mileage reimbursement and attendant care. However, unfortunately insurance adjusters do not do a good job of explaining each and every benefit you are entitled to receive.

Most claims are minor resulting in a short period of time out of work and limited medical treatment. However, more serious claims can be more complicated and may result in non-payment of medical expenses, delayed wage reimbursement checks and the loss of your job. To take this further, a worker can unknowingly take steps to cause their claim to be denied, such as giving a statement to the insurance adjuster without legal representation.

I have helped thousands of injured workers and their families during the 21 years of my law practice. I understand how the system works and how to make sure an injured worker gets each and every benefit the law provides. I have a passion for achieving results on behalf of my clients. Unfortunately, insurance companies and employers make it about money and try to limit payment. I won’t let that happen.

Please use the form below to provide your information, or schedule a phone. or in-person free consultation. It doesn’t cost you anything to see if I can help. You can also request a free DVD called What You Need To Know if you Have a Workers Compensation Claim. This information is free and if you need a free in-person or phone consultation please do not hesitate to call me to see if I can help.

Accreditation, Associations & Achievements

Accreditation

  • Board Certified Specialist, Workers Compensation
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1995
  • J.D. – Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, 1995
  • B.A. – Appalachian State University, 1991

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice

Achievements

AV by Martindale-Hubbell
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system evaluates an attorney’s legal abilities and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary. Achieving an AV rating certification mark is a significant accomplishment, as it shows how other attorneys and members of the legal community view the attorney’s skills and professionalism since they are the people providing the rating. The AV rating is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

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Whitley Law Firm - North Carolina Personal Injury Attorney

1-866-944-8539

AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION, IT WON'T COST YOU ANYTHING TO SEE IF WE CAN HELP.

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New Bern
701 McCarthy Boulevard
PO Box 12550
New Bern, NC 28561-4825

Jacksonville
By Appointment Only
200 Valencia Dr.
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Greenville
1702-A E. Arlington Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27858

Kinston
2506 North Herritage St.
PO Box 5309
Kinston, NC 28503-5309