North Carolina Workers’ Compensation
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Workers’ Compensation Cases Can be Confusing
We understand the confusion and frustration that often results when you get hurt on the job. While coping with pain and injuries and working towards your physical recovery, there are phone calls to be made, forms to be filled out, communication that must take place between your employer, insurance companies, doctors’ offices, nurse case managers …. the list goes on and on.
Knowing your rights is half the battle, and the Wilder Pantazis Law Firm can help you obtain the benefits you deserve
Meeting with an attorney is always recommended when you’ve been hurt at work, as the workers’ compensation system is very complex and it is often difficult to figure out which benefits are available to you and how to go about receiving them.
Annemarie Pantazis is a Board-Certified North Carolina Specialist Attorney in Workers’ Compensation Law.
She is nationally recognized and the recipient of many honors and awards during her time practicing law, including recognition in several categories as a Best of the Best North Carolina Super Lawyer in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. She is the author of several publications on workers’ compensation, is regularly invited to speak as an expert in North Carolina workers’ compensation law, and teaches continuing legal education classes on the subject.
Beau Wilder has been litigating North Carolina Workers’ Compensation claims for 10 years. He aggressively advocates for injured workers from start to finish. In Beau’s practice, this means assisting clients in the early stages of filing the Form 18, all the way to a trial in front of Deputy Commissioners and appeals in front of the Full Commission.
- Regularly working to secure all benefits owed to you, according to your case
- Communicating with the insurance company and the adjustor assigned to your claim;
- Assist with authorization for medical treatment;
- File your travel reimbursement requests;
- Order your medical records;
- Discuss your treatment with you and/or your doctor;
- File the correct forms with the Industrial Commission;
- Recommend physicians for second opinions;
- Negotiate a settlement to your claim;
- If necessary, try your case before the Industrial Commission.
Our firm will also explain how other available benefits, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, your Health Insurance policy, and any third party claims affect your workers’ compensation claim.
Payment & Fees
Consultations with Our Attorneys for Workers’ Compensation Cases Are Always Free of Charge.
All workers’ compensation cases are taken on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that you pay no money up front for a lawyer and there is no fee for a consultation. Instead, your lawyer will take the fee as a percentage of your settlement. The law in North Carolina generally restricts an attorney from changing more than 25% of your settlement or award. You are still responsible for any costs associated with obtaining the settlement or award, such as the fees for gathering your medical records. These costs do not have to be paid up front; instead, they will be reimbursed to the attorney out of the settlement proceeds.