North Carolina Injury & Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist
Thousands of workers across the United States are injured every day in workplace accidents. When people are hurt on the job, they don’t always know what steps they need to take to protect themselves. Being unable to work can be as difficult as the injury itself, because people take pride in their work and identify with it in some way. They also take pride in themselves and their ability to make a living and provide for their families. A workplace injury can take that source of pride away. Sometimes employees decide not to pursue a workers’ compensation claim fearing they may be demoted or lose their job. Or, they wait until after the deadline to file a workers’ compensation claim and miss-out on receiving necessary medical treatment and compensation (money) for permanent or partial disabilities brought on by workplace injuries. At the Ramsay Law Firm, PA, we take the time to teach our clients about their legal rights by guiding them through the entire workers’ compensation process.
We also address all of our clients’ questions and concerns, such as:
- Can I lose my job if I file for benefits?
- How long is considered “too long” for me to be out of work?
- How can filing for workers’ compensation affect my finances and job security?
- Who can treat my injuries?
- How can I pay for my medical expenses?
Contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer at the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., if you have been hurt on the job to learn more about the legal choices available to you. The workers’ compensation system tends to favor employers, and our lawyers know how to level the playing field and get you the money you deserve. With over 20-years of legal experience, our attorneys know first-hand just how important your job is to you and your family. Allowing our legal experts to handle your workers’ compensation claim means one less worry as you heal from your injuries. We help you get back to work as soon as possible.
Please visit our Workers’ Compensation information pages for more information:
- North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Overview
- Clarifying Workers’ Comp Expectations
- Common Concerns Workers Have
- What to Do When Your Workers’ Comp Claim is Denied
- Getting Workers’ Compensation Benefits Started
- How Do I Get Medical Treatment?
- Long Term Disability & Permanent Impairment
- Other Types of Claims
- Returning to Work
Understanding the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation System
Unlike a personal injury lawsuit, you don’t have to prove that your employer caused your injuries in order to collect workers’ compensation benefits. The State’s workers’ compensation laws provide a “no fault” system geared toward protecting both employers and employees when workplace injuries happen. If you are injured on-the-job, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim even if you caused the accident or are responsible for the injury in any way. The workers’ compensation system was created as a benefit to help employees who are injured on-the-job. This benefit covers medical care and treatment, as well as disability payments for wages lost if healing from a work injury makes you unable to work. The benefit also pays you a lump sum if a medical report shows you have a permanent injury. Workers’ compensation laws have “caps,” which limit the amount of money that can be awarded and, also unlike a personal injury lawsuit, you can’t receive money for pain and suffering.
Pursuing a Personal Injury Lawsuit to Supplement Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Mecklenburg County
In addition to bringing you the benefits you deserve under the workers’ compensation system, our lawyers help you identify who, other than your employer, is responsible for your workplace injuries. For example, if a subcontractor’s actions caused you to be hurt, then the company responsible for that subcontractor can be sued for personal injury. Since workers’ compensation is usually the only way to make an employer pay when a worker is injured on-the-job, our attorneys always look at other businesses, contractors, or agents who may also be responsible for you being injured on-the-job. At the Ramsay Law Firm, PA, we leave no stone unturned in in bringing you the full compensation you deserve.
Obtaining Charlotte Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injured Workers
No matter how you were hurt, the hard-hitting North Carolina injury attorneys at the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., can help you get back your life just as they have helped over 1,000 other injured victims. We guide injured workers through the legal process, and make sure you avoid insurance traps along the way. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance normally covers workplace injuries. These insurance companies often work hand-in-hand with medical professionals who they hire to downplay the serious nature of an employee’s injuries. The harsh reality is that insurance companies care much more about their corporate bottom-line than they care about injured workers, which is why it is necessary to work with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who does care about you and your rights. The Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys at the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A. not only look out for your best-interests, but also take the steps necessary to fully protect your rights and well-being.
Zealous Advocacy for Victims of Personal Injuries & Wrongful Death in Charlotte
Our experienced Charlotte personal injury law firm passionately represents victims of personal injuries caused by the negligence of third-parties. We understand that people who suffer serious injuries or the loss of a loved one due to the wrongful actions of others may be faced with overwhelming feelings of frustration, anxiety, and fear. These emotions, and the challenges of overcoming these injuries, become that much worse when your mailbox is full from bills for medical expenses. Over the past 20 years, Martha Ramsay has settled nearly 1,000 cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, catastrophic injuries, workplace injuries and wrongful death actions. We also work with a skilled team of experts to build successful cases for clients, such as accident reconstruction experts, forensic accountants, economists, medical experts, and others. Whether we take your case to trial or settle with an insurance company, we do what it takes to fight for our clients’ rights every step of the way.
All of our personal injury and workers’ compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. In other words, our clients don’t pay us unless we bring them benefits or money to compensate for their injuries and losses. The Ramsay Law Firm, P.A.’s dedicated and experienced team of legal professionals is committed to getting our clients good medical care and the largest compensation possible for their injuries. Our bottom-line: We succeed, only if you succeed.
Our Highly Skilled Personal Injury Services
At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., we provide a full-range of personal injury services for our North Carolina clients who were injured as the result of:
- Car Accidents
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Accidents caused by distracted or impaired drivers
- Repetitive motion claims
- Slip & falls
- Workplace injuries
Call us now to get the representation you deserve!
At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., we provide zealous representation for our clients dealing with all types of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death issues in Mecklenburg County and throughout North Carolina. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation at (877) 576-5500. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your legal needs.