Founded in 2008, Shankle Law Firm, P.A. is devoted to protecting the rights of injured workers and those people hurt due to no fault of their own. Board certified as a Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the North Carolina State Bar, attorney Margaret Shankle has made it her passion guiding injured people and their families through the difficult legal process and achieving the best possible results. Since 1999, Attorney Shankle has practiced law in the field of workers' compensation and also has substantial experience in handling medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, personal injury, social security disability, and immigration cases.
Workers’ compensation is designed to provide financial support to employees who have been injured in the workplace or who are suffering from a work-related illness serious enough to prevent them from returning to their job.
Attorney Shankle is one of the few lawyers in Mecklenburg County who board certified as a Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law by the North Carolina State Bar.
If you have been injured on the job, workers' compensation laws apply. Your wages, your family and even your future are at stake, you deserve a specialist by your side.
If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, endured the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, or have sustained any type of injury due to the negligence of another person; it is important that you contact a lawyer immediately to help you make the best decisions for you and your family. Attorney Shankle has made it her mission to help injured people receive the compensation they deserve to help cover the day-to-day living expenses such as: lost wages, income potential, medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, punitive damages, and emotional or physical stress.
Shankle Law Firm handles all types of personal injury claims including:
Automobile accidents, products defect accidents, assault claims, slip and fall cases, tractor trailer accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle wrecks and boating accidents.
Social Security Disability
Social Security defines a disability as the inability of a person to perform substantial work due to a severe medical condition which is expected to last a minimum of 12 months or result in their death. With so many factors being considered when a person is disabled, a determination is not always straightforward. As a result, most of the applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) are initially denied. If a claim is initially denied, it must then be appealed within 60 days.
The appeals process can be lengthy and require multiple hearings before a claim for disability is accepted. You need to present the strongest case possible to the Administrative Law Judge. Attorney Shankle can help you with your Social Security Disability claim.
Immigration laws in the United States are constantly changing making navigating the immigration system very difficult. One mistake in the process could not only cause your case to be denied, but could place you in deportation proceedings. Let Attorney Shankle help you and your family through the complexities of immigration law.
Shankle Law Firm handles all immigration matters including:
Adjustment of Status (Green Card), Asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Visas, Family Petitions, Fiancé Visas, Freedom of Information Act ( FOIA), Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal Proceedings (Deportation), T and U Visas