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Asheville Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Ready to Help You Claim Your Workers' Comp Benefits

If you've been injured on the job, you deserve fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we understand that dealing with a work-related injury can be overwhelming. Our team of dedicated legal professionals is here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive the full benefits you're entitled to under the law.

To request a free initial consultation, call (828) 373-1945 or contact us online today.

When you choose us to represent you, you can expect:

  • Experience: Our firm has been serving clients in Asheville and throughout North Carolina for years, and we have a proven track record of success in handling workers' compensation cases. We have the knowledge and expertise to effectively navigate the complexities of the workers' compensation system and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
  • Dedication: We are passionate about helping injured workers get the compensation they deserve. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for your rights every step of the way. You can trust that we will always have your best interests at heart.
  • Personalized Attention: We understand that every case is unique, and we will take the time to listen to your story, understand your needs, and develop a legal strategy that is tailored to your specific circumstances. You will have direct access to your attorney throughout the process, and we will keep you informed and involved at every stage.
  • Results: Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for every client we serve. Whether through negotiation or litigation, we will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation available for your injuries. We have a proven track record of success in securing favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients.

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Laws

Workers' compensation laws in North Carolina are designed to provide financial protection and medical benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. These laws aim to ensure that injured workers receive necessary medical treatment and compensation for lost wages without the need for costly and time-consuming litigation.

North Carolina's Workers' Compensation Act covers most employers who have three or more employees, including part-time and seasonal workers. Certain industries, such as agriculture and maritime, may have specific coverage requirements. Coverage extends to injuries or illnesses that occur during the course and scope of employment, including accidents, occupational diseases, repetitive stress injuries, and aggravation of pre-existing conditions.

The following are the common types of workers' comp benefits:

  • Medical Benefits: Injured workers are entitled to receive necessary medical treatment, including doctor visits, hospitalization, medication, rehabilitation services, and other related expenses.
  • Wage Replacement: Workers who are unable to work due to a work-related injury or illness may be eligible for wage replacement benefits, typically calculated as a percentage of their average weekly wage, subject to statutory maximums and minimums.
  • Permanent Disability: Workers who suffer permanent impairments as a result of a work-related injury may be entitled to additional compensation for permanent disability, which is determined based on the extent of the impairment and its impact on the worker's earning capacity.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation: In cases where an injury prevents a worker from returning to their previous job, vocational rehabilitation services may be available to help them obtain new employment or develop new skills.
  • Death Benefits: If a worker dies as a result of a work-related injury or illness, their dependents may be entitled to death benefits, including compensation for funeral expenses and ongoing financial support.

To obtain workers' compensation benefits in North Carolina, injured workers must report their injury to their employer as soon as possible, preferably within 30 days of the accident or diagnosis of the illness. Employers are required to provide injured workers with a claim form and notify their workers' compensation insurance carrier of the injury. If a claim is disputed or denied by the insurance company, injured workers have the right to request a hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, which oversees workers' compensation disputes in the state.

Contact Us Today

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we offer comprehensive legal services to clients who have been injured on the job. Our workers' compensation practice includes:

  • Case Evaluation: If you've been injured at work, it's important to understand your rights and legal options. We offer free initial consultations to help you understand the workers' compensation process and determine the best course of action for your case.
  • Claim Filing: Filing a workers' compensation claim can be complex, with strict deadlines and requirements that must be met. Our attorneys will guide you through the process, ensuring that your claim is filed correctly and on time.
  • Evidence Gathering: Building a strong workers' compensation case requires thorough investigation and gathering of evidence. We will work diligently to collect medical records, witness statements, and other evidence to support your claim.
  • Negotiation: Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who will work tirelessly to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company on your behalf. We will fight for maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
  • Litigation: In some cases, negotiations with the insurance company may not be successful, and litigation may be necessary to pursue the compensation you deserve. Our trial-tested attorneys have the courtroom experience to effectively advocate for your rights in court.
  • Appeals: If your workers' compensation claim has been denied, don't give up hope. Our attorneys can help you file an appeal and fight for the benefits you're entitled to under the law.

Contact us today at (828) 373-1945 to schedule a free consultation.

We Fight for Our Clients

*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
  • $5.95 Million Permanent Brain Failure

    Our client had a brick fly off of a utility trailer and go through their windshield and hit her on the face.

  • $4.8 Million Settlement

    A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

  • $4.3 Million Head-On Collision

    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

  • $3.1 Million Birth Injury/Hypoxic Brain Injury

    The OB doctor’s negligence caused a delay in the baby’s birth which resulted in the baby suffering of a severe hypoxic brain injury.

  • $1.8 Million Litigation Settlement

    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • $1.375 Million Medication Overdose/Hospital Negligence

    Our client died following an overdose of medication that occurred as a result of the negligence of the nursery staff while they were in the hospital.

We Never Back Down From a Fight

Featured Reviews, Testimonials & Results
    "20 out of 10 stars."
    There are times in your life you are so hurt and feel life has a grudge against you. Nothing in your life is going right. I lost the most important person in my life to death, of which I knew mistakes were made because I witnessed it with my own eyes. When you contact a law group you most of the time get all business and a matter of fact conversation. I want all to know that from the first phone call they listened to my lengthy story, sobbing most of the time with so much compassion. They never made any promises but offered assurances that no stone would be unturned. They fulfilled every word they said. They restored faith that I had lost. Until you are in a position like mine you can never know how invaluable Lanier Law Group is. They were wonderful while maintaining their professionalism. They treated me like a family member. They really do care about their clients. But most of all they are the best at what they do. I worked in the court system for years so I knew how attorneys and law firms basically operated. Understanding the law and it's interpretation is the ultimate key to winning any case. Also know that if an attorney/attorneys study and review your case and know that you don't have a chance in a court of law and are big enough to tell you that instead of giving you false hope, you then my friend have a group with valuable shared values. I have so much respect for everyone in this Law Group. I recommend Lanier Law Group, P.A. to anyone who needs representation, they are in your corner. 20 out of 10 stars.
    - Diane W.
    "Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members"
    I started working with Lanier Law Group in 2020 on my Social Security Disability case. They from start to finish were awesome. My case manager Janet Hanks and attorney, Ashley Sappenfield were always available to answer all my questions. I did not have to do much but sit back and let them handle whatever was needed. My case took too long (2 years) and if I did not have Janet and Ashley My case would still not be approved. I would recommend Lanier to anyone to get the job done and approved. Do not go to another firm with your case, who promise the world and do not see it to completion and do not think another firms would have worked as hard as they did on my case. Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members to handle any cases of this type and other legal services they provide. They went above and beyond!
    - Phillip J.
    "So thankful for your expertise and professionalism"
    Mrs. Gonzalez did an awesome job of explaining everything in detail and keeping me informed on the status of my case. Despite poor customer service with the insurance company, Mrs. Gonzalez was able to fix what they could not. Mrs. Gonzalez was very helpful with helping me understand things that I was not aware of when dealing with insurance claims. I am so thankful for her expertise and professionalism.
    - Mario H.
    "Always ready to answer any questions I may have"
    The staff kept me well informed in a more than timely manner and was always ready to answer any questions I may have.
    - Timothy M.
    "The Lanier Law Group provided excellent customer service!"
    The Lanier Law Group provided excellent customer service! My main contact was Denise.
    - Malinda P.
    "Great experience"
    Great experience. Tish was very helpful as my case progressed and explained all of the steps to me, leaving me with very few questions. Shea was also very helpful during the negotiation process.
    - Nyesha B.

Don't Hire Just Any Firm

Take Control of Your Case Today With the Help of Lanier Law Group
  • We Never Back Down
    Our attorneys are confident taking cases to trial and will always seek to maximize your compensation.
  • We're Here For You 24/7
    Regardless of when you contact our firm, we're here to make sure that you get the answers you need. We also offer weekend appointments and consultations.
  • We're In Your Corner
    Every case we take on has a team of dedicated professionals assigned to make sure that we're delivering the best possible service and results.
  • We Come Prepared

    After an injury, every second counts. We are available to meet with you in person, virtually, or at your location to provide the highest quality legal counsel.