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Were You Injured on the Job in Winston-Salem, NC?

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Suffering a work-related injury or illness can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. Dealing with the process of filing a claim for workers’ compensation while you’re trying to heal can be incredibly challenging. But it’s important to remember that you have rights and you don’t have to navigate the legal system alone.

Our experienced Winston-Salem workers’ comp lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of hardworking families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and the surrounding areas If you’ve been hurt on the job and are struggling to receive workers’ comp benefits, please don’t wait to give us a call. We’re dedicated to being a champion for our clients and can help you and fight for maximum compensation after a workplace accident.

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We Make It Easy

We make getting help with your workers’ comp case easy. All you have to do is call us and tell us what happened. If we’re able to help, we’ll take care of the rest so you can focus on getting better!

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You Deserve to Be Paid

Don’t let your employer or your insurance company give you the runaround. After suffering work-related injuries, you have a right to be paid for your lost wages and medical expenses. Let us fight for that right.

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No Fees Unless We Win

The best part is that it doesn’t cost anything to hire our attorneys! We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you can put the full force of our team on your side without worrying about expensive legal fees. In fact, you won’t owe us anything unless we win benefits for you.

You’re Not Alone

In 2018, over 2 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported. Workplace injuries happen every day that can be isolating, overwhelming, and even life-changing. The pressure from piling medical bills and lost wages in addition to dealing with the immense mental and physical pain from your injuries can be unbearable. If you’re in this situation, we want you to know that you’re not alone.

Our Winston-Salem workers’ comp lawyers know what you’re going through and we can help you navigate the legal process to obtain the benefits you need to begin to move forward. At Lewis & Keller, we’re on your side and we’re ready to help. All you have to do is call us!

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$500,000

Settlement For Double Amputee

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Recently we had the pleasure of representing a double amputee who was injured while being transported to dialysis. The driver did not properly secure him and when she stopped short, he was thrown from his seat and suffered a broken hip. He also suffered an injury to his finger that was seriously complicated by his diabetes. This client was in pretty poor health and ended up in a skilled nursing facility as a result of his injuries and other medical complications. We not only had to fight with the auto insurance company, we had to fight with his health insurance to make sure they did not demand repayment for unrelated health issues he was treating for in the facility. Our medical expenses ended up being about $103,000. We were able to settle the case for $500,000 and get the client well over $250,000 in his pocket.
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$75,000

Settlement in Pedestrian Accident

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Settlement for a pedestrian accident. In September of 2011, our client, a 19 year-old male, was struck by a drunk driver as he was crossing the street.
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$107,500

Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement for a woman who suffered a wrist fracture in a car accident.
Settlement for a woman who suffered a wrist fracture in a car accident.

$45,000

Workers Compensation Settlement

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Settlement for a workers' compensation claim following a crane accident. The 48-year old male client suffered a back injury and nerve damage to his foot when he was knocked to the ground.
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$101,000

Car Accident Victim Gets Just Compensation

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$101,000.00 arbitration award for a middle aged female who was rear-ended in 2012. Her car sustained damage estimates of $800.00. She went to Urgent Care then to the ER 10 days later. During a follow up, she was diagnosed with 2 herniated discs which required a 2 level fusion surgery. She received no settlement offer until we took her case. An arbitration panel awarded her $101,000.00.
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$225,000

Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement for an auto accident involving a man who was struck head-on by a jackknifed logging truck. He suffered a ruptured gallbladder and facial fractures.
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$82,600

Settlement for 13-year-old Boy

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Settlement for a 13-year-old boy who caught his knee in a school bus door when the driver carelessly closed it. He underwent a knee surgery to repair the damage.
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$100,000

Limits for Man Struck By Another Driver

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Limits for a man stuck by another driver while trying to push his vehicle off of the road.
Limits for a man stuck by another driver while trying to push his vehicle off of the road.

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What Benefits Can I Receive?

As medical bills start to pile up and you’re still unable to make a living while you recover from your workplace accident, you’re likely wondering what benefits you’re entitled to. Workers’ compensation can be your lifeline during this difficult time.

While no two cases are the same and the specific amount you’re able to receive will depend on the circumstances of your situation, injured workers are entitled to the following types of benefits under the North Carolina workers’ compensation system:

Your workers’ comp benefits should cover the cost of any medical expenses related to your workplace injuries or illness. This can include the cost of medical evaluations, prescriptions, surgeries, and any required equipment for recovery, such as crutches.

If your injuries prevent you from returning to work during your recovery, you may be able to receive disability benefits through workers’ compensation. These benefits are meant to cover a portion of your lost wages while you’re unable to work.

Depending on your particular circumstances, you may be entitled to:

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
    If your injuries prevent you from working more than seven days in a row, you may qualify for temporary total disability benefits that are equivalent to 66 and 2/3rds of your average weekly wage. These benefits can be awarded while you’re unable to return to work and are receiving active medical care. You may be entitled to these weekly benefits while you are unable to return to work and they could continue for up to 500 weeks.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)
    If your injuries prevent you from returning to work at the same or greater average weekly wage that you were earning at the time of your injury, you may be entitled to weekly payments to make up the difference between your pre and post-injury wage.
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
    Once your doctor determines you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), they may assign a PPD rating based on any residual impairment you may have as a result of your injury. These benefits could continue throughout the extent of your disability if your injuries prevent you from returning to work after this 450-week period.

When the unthinkable happens, it’s important to know your rights. If your loved one lost their life due to a work-related injury or illness, you may be entitled to receive death benefits. These benefits are intended for surviving family members and depend on the income of the deceased worker. You may also be entitled to burial expenses of up to $10,000.

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Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in Winston-Salem, NC

Keep the following steps in mind when filing a workers’ comp claim in Winston-Salem:

Inform Your Employer

It’s crucial that you inform your employer immediately after your accident. Once your employer is made aware of the incident, they may give you a form to fill out about your accident or injury. Make sure to complete the form accurately and return it as soon as possible. If you wait too long to notify your employer, it could jeopardize your right to benefits.

Seek Medical Attention

Not all work-related injuries are severe; however, it’s best to be evaluated by a medical professional after any accident. A doctor can review your injury and determine what treatment will be required for you to recover. If you fail to seek medical attention, the insurer may assume that you did not suffer any injuries, and you may be denied benefits that could have helped cover your expenses.

Appealing a Denied Claim

After your employer files your claim, you can expect to be informed as to whether you’re approved or denied for benefits. In most cases, if your claim is denied, you have the option to request a formal hearing. Consulting an experienced attorney in this situation who is familiar with the workers’ comp system will be to your advantage!

Frequently Asked Questions

Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means you’re entitled to benefits even if you were responsible for your injury. As long as the accident occurred while you were on the job, you should be entitled to benefits to help cover your medical expenses and part of your lost wages.

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that’s required for almost every employer in North Carolina. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, employers are required to ensure that the workplace environment is safe for their employees.

For example, employers must post safety notices in areas that are easily accessible and visible to all employees. Additionally, they are required to provide information about how to apply for workers’ compensation, as well as a list of authorized healthcare professionals that employees may visit in the event they’re injured on the job.

If you’re an employee of the company, you are generally prohibited from suing your employer. However, under limited circumstances, employees can file a lawsuit in order to receive benefits. For example, if your employer purposely caused you to become injured, you may be able to file a lawsuit in civil court.

If you need assistance in understanding your benefits, or you were denied benefits, our Winston-Salem workers’ comp lawyers can help. Our team of attorneys will review the various aspects of your claim with you to determine your legal options and whether you’re eligible to receive benefits. From there, we will help you form a plan of action designed to get you the compensation you deserve.

Our Winston-Salem workers’ comp lawyers at Lewis & Keller are proud to work on a contingency-fee basis. We don’t require any upfront fees, and we don’t get paid unless you do!

Winston-Salem Office

285 Executive Park Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27103

Phone: 336-765-7777
Fax: 336-659-1750

Greensboro Office

204 Muirs Chapel Road
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

Phone: 336-851-1000
Fax: 336-659-1750

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