5 Key Phases of the Workers’ Compensation Process in North Carolina

If you have been injured at work or become ill because of your job, workers’ compensation can be a lifeline. It can provide you with medical care and lost wages during a difficult time, but it’s a complicated system.

For over a decade, I have helped many injured workers fight for the maximum amount of workers’ comp benefits. As a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in workers’ comp, I understand the system, and I want to help you navigate it as you recover from your work injury or illness.

In the infographic below, I break down the workers’ compensation process into five key phases – and I also point out how an experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you at each phase.

Infographic depicting 5 key phases of a typical NC workers' compensation case, presented by the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.


If you’ve been injured at work, we can help. Our North Carolina workers’ comp team has several North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialists in workers’ compensation law.

And we understand workers’ comp from both sides. We have several attorneys and paralegals on the team who worked for insurance companies or defense firms. That means we know how to counter tactics some insurance companies may use to delay or deny your claim – and we can put this knowledge to work for you.

Call us today at 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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About the Author

Ryan Bliss is a workers’ compensation attorney in North Carolina and co-leader of the Workers’ Compensation Department at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Ryan is one of fewer than 200 North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law.a He was named a “Rising Star”b by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2018 and wrote an article called “Workers’ Compensation for the Undocumented Worker” for Trial Briefs Magazine in January 2018.

aNumbers provided by NC State Bar as of 2/21.

bFor more information regarding standards of inclusion, please visit www.superlawyers.com.