Board Certified Specialist in Workers Compensation Law

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Durham, North Carolina

Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law

Navigating the workers' compensation system can be a frustrating experience for many people. Although the system is designed to compensate workers who have been injured on the job, both in the period they are unable to work and after their condition has stabilized, people frequently encounter obstacles on the way to getting the full benefits to which they are entitled.

From being pushed around by the workers' compensation carrier, forced to go back to work before you are ready or receiving a disability rating that is not truly reflective of your impairment, make sure you have an experienced workers' compensation attorney fighting on your side.

At Wickham Law Office ., we work hard to protect your rights and obtain a just settlement for your injuries. Attorney Leslie Wickham, Jr. is a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar.

Contact us or call 919-383-8332 today to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your workers' compensation matter

If Your Claim Was Denied

If you haven't been able to work since your injury and your benefits claim was denied, you may be having a hard time meeting your mortgage or car payments. Moreover, you may be facing mounting medical and other bills.

I will vigorously advocate for your best interests and offer you sound, reliable guidance throughout the process. I will file a request for a hearing with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Every case is ordered to mediation prior to trial, and I will advise you on whether the settlement offered is fair.

If I cannot secure a fair settlement at mediation, I am a seasoned litigator who is more than prepared to take your case to trial. I will carefully assess the medical and vocational evidence and give you a realistic assessment of the likelihood of success at trial.

If Your Claim Was Admitted

Even if you were awarded workers' compensation benefits, you may be only getting 2/3 of your former wages. Your disability rating may not be an accurate assessment of the extent of your impairment. Moreover, you may be receiving pressure to return to a job before you are ready.

If your workers' compensation claim was admitted, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation. I will guide you in determining what work is suitable based on your education, work history, physical limitations and skills. I will help you avoid getting pushed around the system and into a job you are not ready to perform, or one that you cannot sustain over the long-term.

Count on Us for Knowledgeable and Committed Representation

Whether your claim was admitted or denied, our main goal is getting a fair and reasonable settlement for you. I will effectively depose all treating physicians, specialists and vocational evaluators. I have the experience it takes to ask the questions that will satisfy the burden of proof at trial.

In addition, I will provide you knowledgeable legal advice regarding the relationship between your workers' compensation benefits and social security disability benefits. I can also help you understand the effect one has on the level of the other.

To speak with a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist, contact me online or call 919-383-8332 to schedule your free initial consultation. There is no fee unless I make a recovery for you.

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00, and conveniently located parallel to Interstate 85, just off exit 173. Home and hospital visits are available by appointment.

Law Office of Leslie O. Wickham, Jr.
3310 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 500
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone: 919-383-8332 | Fax: 919-433-0417
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