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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 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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One of the things I remember most about your firm was every time I called with a problem concerning my Workers’ Compensation case, it would get resolved, usually the same day. I would recommend you folks because you treated me with respect and genuine concern.

- K. Carroll, Pinnacle, N.C.
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I didn’t have to handle anything myself. The firm did everything themselves. You are good people.

I didn’t have to handle anything myself. The firm did everything themselves. You are good people.

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The legal assistant and attorney were very understanding with helping me with my case. When I needed someone to talk to the legal assistant was there. Gift from God. I’d recommend you because Lewis & Keller are the best people.

- Susan W., Winston-Salem, N.C.
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I would recommend you because the customary service was excellent. You were very professional and kept me updated frequently.

I would recommend you because the customary service was excellent. You were very professional and kept me updated frequently.

- Martha S., Clemmons, N.C.
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The firm is good as a team. They were on my case when I had no idea what to do. Always made sure I understood everything and they really came through for me. Everyone made me feel like I had a chance to fight for myself and told me all of my rights. They pulled through for me. I am proud to have been taken care of by Lewis & Keller.

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The most memorable thing at Lewis & Keller is they made me feel welcomed and well taken care of. They have good communication.

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The thing I most remember about Lewis & Keller is my lawyer and legal assistant. They made sure that my voice was heard. I think they did an excellent job. Lewis & Keller has the best lawyers and staff.

- Kamel M., Winston-Salem, N.C.

Our Results Speak For Themselves

$150,000

Workers Compensation Award

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Workers' Compensation award for a 47 year-old male electrician who was shocked while removing a light fixture. After falling to the floor, he received a compression fracture of his L 1 vertebrae.
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$225,000

Workers Compensation Settlement

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Workers’ Comp. settlement for a 58-year-old woman that was injured on the job. She sustained a glenoid labrum (shoulder joint) tear and fracture as a result of a fall at work.
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$100,000

Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement

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Settlement which was the limit of all available insurance for a 48-year-old woman involved in a motor vehicle accident where another driver pulled out in front of her. She sustained a broken ankle requiring two surgeries.
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$165,000

Settlement for 61-year-old Woman

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Settlement in the case of a 61-year-old woman who suffered a bilateral pelvic fracture requiring no surgery.
Settlement in the case of a 61-year-old woman who suffered a bilateral pelvic fracture requiring no surgery.

$103,000

Workers’ Compensation Settlement

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$200,000

Workers Compensation Settlement

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Settlement in the case of a 32-year-old man who fell through an unguarded skylight while on the job.
Settlement in the case of a 32-year-old man who fell through an unguarded skylight while on the job.

$100,000

Auto Accident Settlement

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Settlement for a young male welder who suffered a labrum tear in his shoulder after a car crash.
Settlement for a young male welder who suffered a labrum tear in his shoulder after a car crash.

$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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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 Winston-Salem workers’ comp lawyer in this situation who is familiar with the workers’ comp system will be to your advantage!

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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!

It’s unfortunate, but many workers’ compensation claims get denied the first time out. If you’ve been denied workers’ compensation, then you may need the help of a Winston-Salem workers’ comp lawyer. A denial doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get the benefits you need. It just means you will have to appeal your case. The appeal process, however, can take a while, and it can be complex. An experienced attorney, like the Board Certified Workers’ Comp Specialist, Attorney Shannon Warf Wilson, at Lewis & Keller, can help you navigate the process and fight for the benefits you deserve.

The first thing you should do is notify your employer, then get medical attention. Your employer may give you a list of approved health care providers to visit. They should then make sure that you have all the paperwork required to get your workers’ comp claim covered, and that includes your visit to the doctor. If they don’t give you this paperwork, be sure to request it. It’s vital that you file your claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission quickly.

Make sure that you keep all of the receipts and records of your medical visits. The more detail you have, the more likely your claim is to be accepted. Finally, contact our workers’ compensation attorneys right away. We can help you ensure everything in your claim is set up so that you have the strongest possible chance at receiving the compensation you deserve.

Legally, you are not obligated to call a workers’ compensation lawyer. If your case goes through without any problems and you get your benefits, you may be fine. Still, any number of problems can arise during the process, and far too many claims are denied. Insurance companies do this to save themselves money. If your claim is denied, you may need help to challenge and appeal the denial. It’s always a good idea to call on the services of workplace injury lawyers to give yourself the best chance of getting benefits.

The exact figure you will get in benefits depends on your unique circumstances. You may be able to get benefits to cover the cost of all of your medical expenses, including doctor visits, medical procedures like surgery or physical therapy, equipment like wheelchairs or crutches, medication, mileage and more.

You can also seek disability benefits to cover your lost wages during the time you’re unable to work. These can range from total benefits for the weeks you are completely out of work, to partial benefits if you return to work making less wages, to ongoing benefits if you remain out of work for an extended period of time. Finally, if you lose a loved one due to a workplace injury, you may be entitled to death benefits and funeral expenses.

Benefits for lost wages kicks in after you have missed 7 days from work. If you remain out of work for 21 days, then you will be entitled to reimbursement for the first 7 days you missed from work. If you haven’t received retroactive payments, contact your Winston-Salem workers’ comp lawyer at Lewis & Keller for help.

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 Suite 100,
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410

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

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