North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Regardless Of Your Injury, So Long As It Was Caused By Unsafe Working Conditions, Improper Procedure, or Any Other Workplace Discrepancy, You Have The Right To Take Action. Call a Wilmington Area Workers Comp Lawyer To Help You Obtain Compensation For Your Damages That Include Medical Bills, Lost Wages, And Other Issues That You May Face Because Of Your Injury
Who Speaks for You?
North Carolina Workers’ Comp laws provide injured workers medical treatment for their injuries and wage replacement when they are disabled. Workers ‘ compensation laws provide coverage primarily for economic losses, unlike the tort/negligence system, which allows recovery for pain and suffering. Because the benefits are limited, it is vital that injured North Carolina workers be sure they are fairly compensated.
Why Choose Speaks Law Firm for Your Workers’ Comp Case?
- Highly Reviewed & Rated – 9.9 Superb rating on respected legal site AVVO. 5.0 rating on Google. Top-rated lawyer by Super Lawyers.
- Highly Responsive – We pride ourselves on fast response times when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
- Efficient – Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly as we can to get you your money faster.
- No Case Is Too Difficult or Complex – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what is necessary, even in difficult cases.
- Urgency, Empathy, and Detail – Your case is the center of your world. We work with urgency to resolve your case quickly, empathy to ensure you feel heard, and meticulous detail to ensure no aspect of your case is missed.
- Experienced – In our over 20 years of practicing law, Personal Injury cases have always been our focus.
- Caring & Compassionate (truly) – We’re sorry for what happened to you or your loved one. Our team is incredibly experienced, and they truly understand the complications that Personal Injury can bring upon a family.
- Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.
- We Keep You Updated – Transparency is key. We want you to know what’s happening with your case at all points in the process.
- Flexible Meeting Times – We accommodate your busy schedule.
- 2nd Opinions Available – Already have a lawyer? Let us provide you with a second opinion on your case.
North Carolina workers’ compensation cases often result in a tug-of-war between the insurance company and the employee to control their medical care. Having previously worked for the insurance defense companies, we know how they work and can help you navigate their relentless process.
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Do I Have a Case?
Workers’ compensation claims involve many different types of injuries and accidents, covering various situations. If you were injured on the job, you have rights to compensation for your injuries and lost wages. Here are a few examples of workers’ comp situations that you may be facing:
- Neck and back injuries
- Spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Bruises and cuts
- Eye injuries
- And more
Statute of Limitations for Workers’ Compensation Claims in North Carolina
North Carolina law allows only Two Years to file a Workman’s Comp claim. This deadline is critical to your rights because if you don’t get your lawsuit started in court before North Carolina’s Two-year filing window closes, you’ll lose your right to have your case heard. Call our offices today to avoid missing your window of opportunity. This deadline is different from the time frame for reporting to your employer. In most cases, you should report the injury to your employer as soon as possible and no later than 30 days after your accident. If you miss the deadline, you could be refused compensation.
Workman’s Comp Claims in North Carolina
Employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Carrying this insurance allows the employer “exclusive remedy,” which prevents employees from bringing a civil suit against them. However, this does not mean you will not get compensation for your damages. This insurance is primarily held to pay you for medical bills incurred from your workplace injury or illness, lost wages, and disability payments.
Should I Get a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
Maybe you are the type of person who is hesitant to sue anyone. Still, you could be experiencing pain, suffering, discomfort, dealing with piles of unexpected medical bills, time off work, and being confused about how to move forward.
Shouldn’t someone really pay for what happened? If so, hiring a workers’ comp attorney is, unfortunately, a reality for ensuring you get what you deserve and what is right.
What if My Employer Does Not Have Workers’ Comp Insurance?
North Carolina employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Not carrying this insurance can result in fines and criminal charges. Even still, not all employers will carry this insurance.
In this instance, the injured North Carolina employee has the option to bring their claim before the Industrial Commission or file a negligence claim in the civil courts. Employers who choose not to carry insurance on their employees render themselves exempt from “exclusive remedy,” allowing employees to bring tort and civil liability claims against them.
Other Aspects of Personal Injury We Assist You With
Regardless of your injury, so long as it was caused by someone acting in a negligent manner, you have the right to take action for compensation. We can help you obtain compensation for your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other issues that you may face because of your injury.
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck & Semi Accidents
- Drunk Driver
- Dog Bites
- Hit And Run
- Scooter Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Slip / Trip And Fall
- Wrongful Death
- Uber/ Lyft / Rideshare Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Workers Comp
- Bus and Train Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect
- General Accidents
- Fire and Burn Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Premises Liability
- And Other Personal Injury Matters
Client Reviews – Speaks Law Firm
Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience
“I have no words for the compassion, care, professionalism, kindness, and helpfulness,” “They treat me like family every step of the way,” “super attentive and will get it done for you,” “very kind, thorough and professional throughout the entire process,” “I highly recommend this firm and paralegal for your personal injury claim needs,” “Very professional,” “Responds quickly to emails,” “Explains any questions you have with no judgment,” “Honestly, one of the best lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with,” “very hands on, stayed on top of my case, kept me abreast on everything concerning my case, courteous, easy to talk to and treated my case like it was her very own,” “You will not be disappointed,” “Handled my case well and will refer her to others,” “From start to finish they made the process easy and stress free,” “very very helpful and went above and beyond to make sure that we were helped in the best way available,” “great at explaining the end results and answering questions,” “They know how to handle all kind of Personal Injury Cases,” “Very very honest and reliable,” “I would recommend speaks Law firm to anyone in need of honesty representation,” “I have only good things to say about them,” “Speaks Law firm was very professional and detailed great people.”
If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.
We help families within or near the Wilmington Area.
Locally, clients come to us from Charlotte, New Hanover, Ogden, Murrayville, Bayshore, King’s Grant, Porter’s Neck, Wrightsville Beach, Myrtle Grove, Surf City, and others throughout the New Hanover area.
What To Do Now
We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and get the compensation you or your loved one deserves. Call our office at (910) 341-7570 with questions and a description of your situation to see if we can assist or to schedule a consultation. Or you may simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office, and you can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours of the same day. All information you share is confidential.