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Why You Might Want a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Comp Law

When seeking an attorney to fight for your rights to get the appropriate treatment you need to help you recover, and the finances to help support you and your family during this trying time, what is most important to you? Specialized knowledge? Experience? Resources? Reputation?

How about all of the above?

What Is a Board Certified Specialist?
When you hire a North Carolina Board Certified Workers' Compensation attorney, you get all of the above. These traits are required if an attorney is to be considered board certified under North Carolina law. This means a lawyer must:

  • Have been in practice for at least five years
  • Devote a significant part of his or her practice to workers' compensation law
  • Attend continuing legal education seminars in workers' compensation law
  • Be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and/or judges (peer reviewed)
  • Pass a comprehensive written exam in workers' compensation law

Less than 1% of attorneys in North Carolina are board certified specialists in workers' compensation law*. I, personally, chose to become board certified for three reasons:

  1. It helps me stay on top of the worker's compensation field
  2. It's a way to show my clients that they are hiring an attorney who is focused in the area of the law where they need help most - workers' compensation. Because my clients are hiring a certified specialist, I hope that gives them added confidence
  3. It is my passion to fight for the injured worker - the little guy who may not get a fair shake, otherwise.

Do You Need a Board Certified Specialist?
No. You don't. But would you rather have one? I would, if I were in your shoes. Let's imagine, for example, you had a specific knee injury. Would you visit an orthopedic specialist or a general practitioner?

Injured Workers Are Not in a Fair Fight
Insurance companies and big business continue to lobby to press back the limited benefits provided to injured workers. We've seen time and again where insurance companies have ignored treatment recommendations of their own hand-picked doctors. Having a firm on your side with six board certified specialists in workers' compensation law is one way you can feel confident that your advice comes from a certified expert.

Workers' Compensation Law Is Highly Complex
Sometimes obtaining benefits and medical care, even when an insurance company accepts the claim, can be difficult. You want someone on your side who knows how to navigate "the system." Someone with experience, connections, and resources to fight for the best care and compensation you may deserve.

North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, years of experience has taught us that injured workers are in a fight with the odds stacked against them. That's why at our firm:

  • Every workers' compensation claim is reviewed and evaluated by a board certified specialist
  • We work in a team environment where we utilize available resources across teams to help our clients. We even have people on our teams who have worked for "the other side"
  • We try to do everything possible to leave no stone unturned when it comes to an opportunity to get our clients the medical and disability benefits they need

2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" for Workers' Compensation Law
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin received the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"^ Tier 1 ranking (the highest ranking) for Workers' Compensation in the greater Raleigh area. This achievement came from nearly 700,000 law firm assessments and more than 47,000 client evaluations!

Give us a call at 1-866-900-7078. Let one of our workers' comp attorneys - six of whom are Board Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law - evaluate your situation for free.

* Percentage as of December 31, 2015. Figures provided by the NC State Bar.

^For information regarding the standards for inclusion in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" visit

Mr. Harbin joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2003 and became a shareholder with the Firm in 2008. Practicing in the Firm's Workers' Compensation Department, he is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation. Mr. Harbin received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Harbin worked at the North Carolina Industrial Commission as a Special Deputy Commissioner.

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
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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
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Rocky Mount Law Office

144 Woodridge Court
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
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Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
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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