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Industrial Accidents Attorney in Wilmington, NC

At Speaks Law Firm, we help individuals who have been in an industrial accident seek compensation for their injuries.
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When Disaster Hits Home in NC, You Need an Industrial Accidents Attorney Who Speaks for You

If you suffered injuries from an industrial explosion, chemical burns, a fall from height, or any other type of industrial accident, your life may have changed forever. Maybe you’re facing severe pain and the prospect of a lengthy recovery. The trauma of your accident may keep you awake at night. Perhaps you know you will never be able to return to your previous occupation, making it difficult for you to plan ahead. Additionally, loss of income and devastating medical care costs are likely creating harrowing financial stress for you and your family. With so much on your plate, you need a trusted industrial accidents attorney to guide you throughout the workers’ comp claim process.

It is possible you may have a personal injury case instead of or in addition to a workers’ comp claim. At Speaks Law Firm, we represent the rights of injured workers and their families across North Carolina, and our experienced legal team can assess your industrial accident case in a free case review to determine the appropriate next steps.

Types of Industrial Accident Cases We Represent in North Carolina

Our all-star team of lawyers helps workers seek compensation benefits following all types of industrial accidents and injuries, including, but not limited to:

  • Fires and explosions
  • Industrial machinery accidents
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Toxic fume and smoke inhalation
  • Falls from catwalks and ladders

At no cost to you, contact Speaks Law Firm today to schedule a free case review.

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The Speaks Law Firm proudly serves people throughout eastern North Carolina, including Wilmington, Fayetteville, Jacksonville, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Bolivia, Burgaw, Whiteville, Lumberton, Leland, Shallote, New Hanover County, Pender County, Brunswick County, Columbus County, and Robeson County.

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Why Choose Speaks Law Firm?

Accidents can happen at any time. You can be as careful as you can be, but you can never predict the action of others out on the road. When this happens, you need someone to speak on your behalf to fight for your rights. Speaks Law Firm is here for you.

  • Our People. Our team is our main differentiator. We hired each one for their solid background and experience in the field. This all-star cast of talented, dedicated, and accomplished legal professionals cares about your case. With over 20 years of experience, we will do our best to fight for your rights.
  • Our Process. We have built collaboration into our process. Our legal professionals were selected to work at the firm due to their experience. They work together to build your case and help you reach your goals.
  • Our Commitment. You need someone committed to fighting for your rights after an accident that places you in a vulnerable position. At Speaks Law Firm, our team works hard to provide our clients in Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding areas with sound legal service. We speak for you.
  • Free Consultation. Our lines of communication are open. You can set up a free consultation if you need to discuss your personal injury case and find the right legal option for your situation.

Are You Eligible for Workers’ Comp in North Carolina?

To qualify for workers’ comp in North Carolina, the following two conditions must be true in your case:

  1. You sustained an injury at work (or while performing a job-related task outside work premises)
  2. You lost money because of your accident – for example, through medical bills, missed days at work, or loss of future employability

You don’t need to prove that the accident occured due to your employer’s fault or carelessness to collect workers’ comp. To start the workers’ comp claim process, you simply need to report the incident to your employer or direct supervisor, both verbally and through an official written statement. Your North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney can guide you during this process to avoid missteps.

Keep copies of your employee-employer communications, your post-accident medical records, and any other evidence of the incident. This information may play an important role in your claim. Keep your attorney abreast of any new communications with your employer that are related to the industrial accident or your related injuries.

What Benefits Can Be Claimed Following an Industrial Accident Injury in North Carolina?

North Carolina’s workers’ comp system typically covers:

  • Medical expenses, including hospitalization costs, prescription meds, visits to a healthcare provider, assistive devices, rehabilitation costs, and more
  • Temporary disability benefits until the worker has reached their MMI (maximum medical improvement)
  • Permanent disability benefits based on the worker’s permanent impairment rating
  • Death benefits for family members who lost loved ones in an industrial accident, based on the degree of the survivor’s dependence on the deceased, plus up to $10,000 in burial expenses

Workers’ comp cases in North Carolina go through the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and benefits are more controlled than in a personal injury case. For example, you cannot receive additional compensation for your pain and suffering through workers’ compensation, and your weekly benefits will be limited to two-thirds of your income prior to the injury if you are not able to return to work.

While workers’ comp may seem like a fairly straightforward system, it is important to accurately identify the proper amount you should claim for your benefits, and an experienced North Carolina industrial accident lawyer will be able to assist you with these calculations and related processes and communications.

Many workers’ compensation insurance companies and other insurance providers will use any loophole to negatively affect your ability to recover compensation. Your attorney can assist you in navigating these issues and protect your claim by also handling insurance company communications on your behalf throughout your case.

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Can I Sue an Employer After an Industrial Accident in North Carolina?

Employers in North Carolina generally protect themselves by carrying workers’ comp insurance. The Tar Heel State’s no-fault workers’ compensation system aims to provide swift benefits for injured workers and their families while shielding employers from liability.

However, you may have grounds for a civil lawsuit if the injury occured due to the negligence or malpractice of a third party.

For example, if you lost a family member in an industrial accident that involved faulty machinery, a fatal industrial accident attorney can help you pursue legal action against the manufacturer.

How Speaks Law Firm Can Help

Did you or a loved one suffer an industrial accident at work? Recovery from a life-altering injury may involve prolonged pain, temporary or permanent disability, inability to work, and overwhelming medical bills.

When the worst happens, Speaks Law Firm is the legal voice that fights for your rights. Our stellar team of local attorneys handles all types of industrial accident claims, including machinery, fire, chemical exposure, and industrial explosion injury cases.

Contact us today for a free case review with our industrial accident attorney team in Wilmington, NC. You will pay no fee unless you win.

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What Areas Do You Serve? (view full answer)
We are proud to protect the rights of our injured neighbors in Wilmington, Charlotte, and surrounding areas across North Carolina. If you were injured in an accident anywhere in North Carolina, we’re here for you.
Do I Need a Lawyer? (view full answer)
While a lawyer isn’t required, having an experienced personal injury law firm on your side will generally result in a substantially greater settlement for your claim. Additionally, an attorney can handle the hassles of your case and make the challenging legal process much easier for you and your family.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney Cost? (view full answer)
Our attorneys at Speaks Law Firm are proud to work on a contingency-fee basis. This means our payment is dependent on whether we are able to secure compensation for you. We feel this is the best way to serve our clients because it enables them to acquire the full service of an experienced attorney without […]
Who Is Responsible for My Medical Bills? (view full answer)
North Carolina law places the cost of accidents and injuries on those who caused them. With this in mind, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical bills from the other party's insurance company. If you are unsure who was at fault in your accident, our lawyers can go over the event with […]

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