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Getting help is just a phone call away! Our workers’ compensation lawyers at Lewis & Keller are here to help you fight for the benefits you need. Let our team be a champion for you.

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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 North Carolina workers’ comp lawyers at Lewis & Keller 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 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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They make timely appointments. Contact with the office was very professional and courteous. They kept me up to date on the progress of case.

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Everything was handled quickly, especially with my medpay. I would recommend Lewis & Keller because you guys are very professional and caring.

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The most memorable thing was how well I was treated. Lewis & Keller was very nice to me and did a real good job. I would recommend because of the how well I was treated.

- Rhonda P. Woodleaf, N.C.
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You took the time to care about me. It wasn’t a huge case, but you really helped me out. I would recommend you because you were supportive and thorough. You got things accomplished.

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I’ve dealt with Mike Lewis before and they are precise and thorough. I’m very satisfied with the legal experience. You’re professional and smart. I can’t think of anything you could improve upon. You have met my needs, on time and I can’t thank you enough.

- Thomas W., Winston-Salem, N.C.
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They always called to check up and I will recommend them because they were very fast.

They always called to check up and I will recommend them because they were very fast.

- Jamia K., Winston-Salem, N.C.
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The most memorable things about the firm was how everyone made me feel when I called or came down to the office. I was made to feel like family. You work hard for everyone, not just one. Thank you all!

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From the moment I signed with Lewis & Keller, I felt taken care of and listened to for the first time. You are the only reason I survived this mess. It was so easy to communicate with you guys and you really went to bat for me.

- Marie L. Pfafftown, N.C.

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Award For Female Postal Worker

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Award for a female postal worker who suffered from a dog bite injury. She suffered severe lacerations and post-traumatic stress disorder from the incident.
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$925,000

Settlement For 88-year-old man

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Settlement reached for 88-year-old man whose 90-year-old wife was killed when their vehicle was struck by a home heating oil truck.
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$40,000

Work-related Back Injury Settlement

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Settlement for a work-related back injury. The client suffered severe pain down his hip and leg. The workers' compensation carrier offered $4,000.00 to settle his claim before the client hired an experienced workers' compensation attorney.
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$32,000

Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement for an auto accident. Our clients, a husband and wife, were hit head-on when the defendant crossed the center line. Both clients underwent several months of medical treatment.
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$1,250,000

Big Truck Accident With Back Injury

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55 year old male with PTSD and back injury from rear end collision with tractor trailer.
55 year old male with PTSD and back injury from rear end collision with tractor trailer.

$93,505

Fractured Finger from Car Accident

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We recently had the pleasure of representing a 60 year old man that was injured when the defendant ran a stop sign.  He suffered a fractured finger that really wreaked havoc on his summer and impacted him for a long time after that.  He was an avid musician and traveler and was really hampered by the injuries he suffered and the treatment that he had to undergo.  Once all of his treatment was completed his medical records totaled $21,000 and we were able to resolve the matter for $93,505.
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$245,000

Workers Compensation Award

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Workers' Compensation award for a 49 year-old male welder who received an eye injury and head trauma from an accident at his place of work. He underwent reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation for his injuries.
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$100,000

Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement for a man injured in two car accidents in a seven-month time span.
Settlement for a man injured in two car accidents in a seven-month time span.

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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:

Medical Benefits

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.

Disability Benefits

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.

Death Benefits

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.

Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in North Carolina

Keep the following steps in mind when filing a workers’ comp claim in North Carolina:

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.

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.

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 need assistance in understanding your benefits, or you were denied benefits, our workers’ compensation 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 North Carolina 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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