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Workers' Compensation

North Carolina Workers Compensation Lawyers

Did You Suffer a Workplace Accident?

Under North Carolina law, you are entitled to medical care, lost wages and other benefits for a work-related injury. The law firm of Maynard & Harris, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, offers proven advocacy if your claim is denied or your employer is violating your rights.

Attorney Celeste Harris is a certified workers' compensation specialist by the North Carolina State Bar. She is also a former nurse who has practiced law for more than 19 years. Ms. Harris has represented hundreds of people in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with an experienced North Carolina workers' compensation lawyer.

Work Accident Injuries

We handle claims involving all types of work-related injuries, including:

  • Back injury (herniated disks, muscle strains, pinched nerves)
  • Head and neck injuries (including brain or spinal cord injury)
  • Amputation or crushed limbs
  • Injuries to feet, hands, knees, shoulders
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations, scarring and burns
  • Occupational disease (repetitive use or toxic exposure)

A workers' compensation claim needs to be tied to a specific traumatic event (fall, slip-and-fall, equipment injury, vehicle accident) or job-related activity. Back injuries are particularly common. Ms. Harris's skill may come into play for back injuries and other claims to prove that your injury is related to a workplace accident or other unusual event on the job.

If you were injured by defective equipment or the negligence of a subcontractor or other party outside of your employer, we will explore a possible third-party lawsuit for damages.

See our Workers' Comp Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.

Representation Beyond the Initial Workers' Comp Claim

At Maynard & Harris, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we work hard to ensure that our clients receive all entitled workers' compensation benefits — weekly wages, timely payment of medical bills and benefits/settlements for permanent disability or permanent partial disability.

When necessary, Ms. Harris vigorously represents clients in appeals to the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court. Situations requiring a workers' compensation appeal include:

  • If a job accident/work injury claim is denied
  • If a client disagrees with his or her disability rating and benefits
  • To allow a client to see a doctor of his or her choice for ongoing treatment
  • To address return-to-work issues (refusal to rehire after a temporary disability)

Contact Our Winston-Salem Workers' Comp Claim Attorneys

Contact Maynard & Harris early in your case. We can explain your obligations and limitations, and put you in the best position to get full workers' compensation benefits. Ms. Harris is a formidable trial lawyer, and her nursing background makes her knowledgeable about the medical issues involved in work injury cases. Call our law office toll free at 866-912-8731 to schedule your free initial consultation.

See our Past Case Results page for examples of our effective representation.

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