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The #1 Thing You Should Do for Your Workers’ Comp Claim in NC

Watch NC Workers' Compensation Attorney Barry Jennings' video on this topic:

Let's paint a picture: You're at work one day and suddenly your coworker doesn't see you and hits you from behind with a forklift. You fall awkwardly and immediately feel a searing pain through your knee.

Your job is pretty physically demanding, so you instantly start to panic. Questions start rushing through your mind like:

  • What if this injury takes a long time to heal?
  • If I can't work, how am I going to pay my bills?
  • Can I file for workers' compensation? If so, how do I even do that?
  • Will my boss get mad if I apply for workers compensation? Could I get fired?
  • How much does workers' compensation even pay, anyhow?


Slooooooow down there, friend. These are all valid questions and we'll get to them eventually, but there's one major question you need to ask first:

...Are you ok?

It might sound a little silly but, chances are, the best thing you can do for your workers' compensation claim (and your body!) is to seek medical treatment.

If you're injured on the job in North Carolina, your workers' compensation claim will be largely evaluated on the course of your medical treatment - which can include:

  • How soon you saw the doctor after you were first injured
  • How frequently you were treated and if there were any "gaps" in your treatment
  • How soon you were able to return to work and if you could perform all of your job duties


Medical3_06082014If you don't seek medical attention immediately, take a break in your treatments, or try to return to work too quickly, your workers' compensation claim may be affected.

We appreciate your work ethic, but don't let it cripple you physically or financially.

And don't let worries over medical expenses you might be incurring keep you from seeking treatment - if your workers' compensation claim is approved, you will be reimbursed for anything you've had to pay through your personal insurance company or out-of-pocket.

If you want to know if you have a workers' compensation claim, you're welcome to call us for a free and confidential case evaluation at 1-866-900-7078.

The second thing you should do immediately after a work accident is to report it to your employer.

And be sure to report it both verbally and in writing.

In North Carolina, claims not reported within 30 days can run a much higher risk of being denied. Denials can sometimes be overturned, but your claim will have a much better chance if you report your injury as soon as possible.

Click here for a more complete guide on: How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim.

Don't be afraid to seek workers' compensation for your injuries.

The system exists to help honest people, like yourself, who've been genuinely injured at work and just need a little help to get by.

If you've been injured on the job in North Carolina, we may be able to help. We've worked hard to put together a team we're confident in, to serve injured workers in North Carolina and help with their workers' compensation claims.

But don't take our word for it - See what our clients have to say.

Contact Information

Asheville Law Office

300 Ridgefield Court Suite 309
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-552-8215
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

301 S McDowell St, Suite 900
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

2915 Raeford Road, Suite 204
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

1308 Wayne Memorial Drive, Suite B
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Greenville Law Office

702 Cromwell Dr. Suite G
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Morganton Law Office

216 N. Sterling Street, Suite B
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-219-3080
Toll Free: 1-844-520-2894

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Raleigh Law Office

4325 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

144 Woodridge Court
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078