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Benjamin H. Whitley

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Whitley Law Firm
3301 Benson Drive, Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-785-5000
Fax: 919-785-3729
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Experience the Whitley Advantage

At Whitley Law Firm, we’ll care for you like family. 

We will bring you into our fold, getting to know you, your family, and how your injury has affected your lives. We are here to listen– really listen. We will support, encourage and guide you through every step of your journey.

 Suffering a serious injury is life-altering– we aim to help you take back control of your story. We’ll leverage our collective teams’ experience to look out for you like family. We’ll take some of the burdens on, so you can focus on recovery. And we’ll work to get you the highest settlement possible so that you can bet back to living. 

Because the Whitley Advantage isn’t just one thing– it’s everything.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

About Benjamin H. Whitley

First Admitted: 2003, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://whitleylawfirm.com/benjamin-h-whitley/

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $4 Million – 9/16/2014Type of Action: Personal Injury Injuries alleged: Paraplegia Name of the case: Withheld Court: Wake County Superior Court Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $4,000,000Date of verdict or settlement: 9/16/2014Highest Offer: None Most helpful experts: Steve Farlow of PE Accident Reconstructionist, Raleigh; Carson Bays, economist, Greenville; and Hope Wade, CLCP, Life Care Planner, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Insurance Carrier: USAA Attorneys for plaintiff: Doug Abrams, Noah Abrams and Melissa Abrams of Abrams & Abrams, Raleigh, and Ben Whitley of Whitley Law Firm, Raleigh Attorney for defendant: Derek Crump of Brown Crump Vanore & Tierney, Raleigh, and Bo Walker of Ragsdale Liggett, Raleigh Description: An ironworker has received a settlement of $4 million after being paralyzed from falling from a walkway during a demolition job. The plaintiff (name withheld) was 41 years of age at the time of the injury. His accident took place at a mall in Raleigh where he was cutting out portions of the overhang so that a crane could be brought through and steel beams hoisted up. The plaintiff fell through the area that was just removed after the overhang collapsed which resulted in a spinal cord injury. When an inspection of the accident location took place, a report from the general contractor regarding the fall protection measures that would take place was found. None of the items that the general contractor had checked off from the list were found on the site. If the case had gone to trial, these reports would have been a big part of the evidence. Not only did the plaintiff get the settlement, but the attorneys reduced a workers’ compensation lien against the payout to a small amount because of the employer’s negligence.

Honors/Awards

  • Appointed to the Discovery Committee Granuflo Multidistrict Litigation
  • “Cross-Examination 101”, Trial Briefs Magazine, October 2006
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Board of Governors past member; New Lawyers Division past chairman)
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina State Bar Lawyers Assistance Program (current steering committee member)
  • North Carolina, 2003
  • United States Federal Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts

Educational Background

  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 2000

Videos

  • When you work with our team, you'll always be given the knowledge, care, compassion, and accessibility that you deserve. The Whitley Advantage is giving clients access to our whole team and making sure they know they're protected and part of our family. , Experience the Whitley Advantage, 2022
  • We take our responsibility to heart. At the center of every workers' compensation case is a member of a family with rights, dreams, and dignity. When we meet new clients, we often encounter them at the most vulnerable and stressful moments of their lives. We consider them as family. Because the Whitley Advantage isn’t just one thing– it’s everything., Protecting Injured Workers, 2022
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Office Location for Benjamin H. Whitley

3301 Benson Drive
Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-785-5000

Fax: 919-785-3729

Last Updated: 6/10/2022

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