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Wilmington Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Helping North Carolina Employees Get the Benefits They Deserve

When you've been injured while on the job, you should be able to feel confident that you will be able to file a claim for the benefits that you need to recover.

Unfortunately, many workers find themselves facing many challenges when it comes to the workers' compensation process. From getting the proper medical treatment to having your initial claim denied, the process can be difficult to navigate without the help of an experienced attorney.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our Wilmington workers' compensation lawyers have been helping injured workers throughout North Carolina get the full benefits they deserve since 1997. We understand the complexities involved in a workers' compensation claim, and we are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you. Our team can help you file a claim, gather evidence, and fight back against insurance companies that are trying to pay you less than what you deserve.

Get the assistance you need with your workers' compensation claim. Call our office at (910) 613-6983 or submit an online contact form to request a free consultation with our team.

What is Workers' Compensation?

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that provides financial benefits to employees who have been injured while on the job. It is designed to help cover the costs of medical treatment and lost wages that an employee may have suffered as a result of a workplace injury or occupational illness.

Workers' compensation benefits in North Carolina may provide coverage for the following:

  • Medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Rehabilitation
  • Death benefits (for surviving family members of workers killed on the job)

Can I Be Fired for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim in North Carolina?

One of the most common questions we receive is whether or not an employer can fire an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim. In North Carolina, employers are legally prohibited from firing an employee because they filed a workers' compensation claim. This is considered to be illegal retaliation, and you may be able to take legal action against your employer if you are fired for filing a claim.

However, an employer can fire an employee for other reasons while they are out on workers' compensation. For example, if your employer finds out that you have been stealing from the company, they can fire you. If you suspect that your employer is going to fire you in retaliation for filing a claim, you must speak with a skilled attorney as soon as possible.

Can I Sue My Employer for a Workplace Injury in North Carolina?

After you've been injured on the job, you may be wondering if you can sue your employer for your injuries. In most cases, the answer is no. Workers' compensation is considered to be the exclusive remedy for most workplace injuries. This means that you cannot take legal action against your employer if you have been injured while on the job.

However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if your employer does not have workers' compensation coverage, you may be able to sue your employer for your injuries. Additionally, if you've been injured because of a defective product, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product.

If you are unsure if you can sue your employer for your workplace injuries, we encourage you to reach out to our team for a free consultation. We can review your situation and help you understand your legal options.

Do I Need a Lawyer to File a Workers' Compensation Claim?

Technically, you are not required to hire an attorney to file a workers' compensation claim in North Carolina. However, it is highly recommended that you do so. The workers' compensation process can be very complex, and insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests. They are looking for ways to deny your claim or pay you less than what you are owed. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help to level the playing field.

An attorney can help you with the following:

  • Filing your initial claim
  • Helping you gather the necessary evidence
  • Representing you during all hearings and proceedings
  • Filing an appeal if your claim is denied
  • Negotiating with the insurance company for a fair settlement

How Our Firm Can Help You

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we understand the financial uncertainty that you may be facing if you've been injured on the job. Our Wilmington workers' compensation attorneys can help you file a claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission and will be there to represent you during all hearings and proceedings. We will work hard to help you get the benefits you need to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. Our team can also help you negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement.

Call our office at (910) 613-6983 or submit an online contact form to request a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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.