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Winston-Salem Workers’ Compensation Lawyers*


Where there are workers, there are workplace injuries, illnesses, and, in extreme cases, even deaths. Workers’ compensation laws spell out exactly what employers owe to their eligible workers who are injured on the job. Reach out to workers’ comp lawyers in Winston-Salem to learn of your rights and how you may be compensated if you are hurt at work.

RJR tobacco smokestacks against the Winston-Salem, NC skyline at sunset.

A town built on tobacco, Winston-Salem’s largest industries now include healthcare, retail, accommodation and food services, and manufacturing. While textile manufacturer Hanesbrands and healthcare provider Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are among the top five largest employers in the city, tobacco companies Reynolds American and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company still make the top 10 list.

Health care, retail, food services & manufacturing are the largest industries in Winston-Salem, NC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workers who are helping build up the city and its economy are sometimes getting hurt, or worse, in the process. The Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH) reported more workplace fatalities in Winston-Salem during the first half of the 2021 federal fiscal year (October 2020 – March 2021) than for the entire 12 months of FY2020. That’s a scary fact. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, our workers’ compensation team helps injured employees and their families fight for their rights when this happens.

What Are the Different Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

There are several broad categories of workers’ comp benefits in North Carolina. In general, there are benefits to pay for medical expenses related to the injury or illness, and there are potential wage loss benefits to compensate you for time you are unable to work.

In addition to these benefits, there may be benefits for mileage reimbursement, vocational rehabilitation, permanent damage to a body part or organ, and disfigurement compensation – as well as death benefits for the extreme cases in which an employee dies from a workplace injury. An experienced Winston-Salem workers’ compensation lawyer can explain in detail which types of benefits may apply to your specific case. And our lawyers can provide direction if you feel that the workers’ compensation benefits you are receiving are not enough.

Am I Suing My Employer If I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

No, you are filing an insurance claim that is already paid for by your employer. In North Carolina, employers with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance (in most cases). Workers’ comp laws were made to clarify the mutual rights and responsibilities of injured workers and their employers. An attorney can help you understand what your rights are. Contact our workers’ compensation team for a free case evaluation.

How Difficult Is It to File a Workers’ Comp Claim in Winston-Salem?

There are three straightforward steps for filing a workers’ compensation claim:

  1. Let your supervisor or employer know in writing about the accident or illness you sustained at work. It’s best to do this immediately, but you generally have 30 days to let them know.
  2. Fill out and submit a Form 18 to the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). We advise you to do this within 30 days, but generally you have two years to file this form.
  3. Respond to a denied claim by filing a Form 33 request for a hearing with the NCIC.

How Can a Winston-Salem Workers’ Comp Attorney Help Me with My Claim?

An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you if you’ve been injured at work in Winston-Salem by:

  • Advocating for you to get needed medical treatment and second opinions when needed
  • Protecting your rights regarding your job and your employer’s responsibilities to you
  • Explaining the WC benefits that may apply to your claim
  • Advising you on the claim filing process and the denied claim appeals process

Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin for Professional Assistance

Call our dedicated and skilled workers’ compensation team at 1-866-900-7078 or contact us today if you are suffering from a work-related injury or illness. We have attorneys who are board certified as Workers’ Compensation Specialists by the North Carolina State Bar – a designation which requires extensive, specialized education and experience.  And two of our attorneys have previously worked at the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the state agency which regulates and administers workers’ compensation claims. We know workers’ compensation law, and we fight hard to pursue maximum compensation for our clients.

You don’t need to worry about the cost of enlisting a Winston-Salem workers’ compensation lawyer. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we work on a contingency fee basis and don’t collect an attorney’s fee unless we recover for you.2

Tell them you mean business by engaging us to fight for the full compensation you may deserve. Visit our Winston-Salem office pages to learn more about what the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has to offer.

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