Workers’ compensation attorneys representing southeastern North Carolina
Employees deserve to work in safe conditions. Even in the safest conditions, accidents can happen, and in unsafe conditions, they happen more. When you are injured on the job, you are likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation. The attorneys at Girdwood & Williams are experienced in fighting to help our clients receive the benefits they deserve.
It’s the law
Your employer is required to maintain a reasonably safe workplace for you and your coworkers. N.C. law also requires employers with three or more employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Unfortunately, just because your employer is insured, does not mean that the insurance company will treat you fairly. They may deny your case completely, deny you medical treatment you deserve, or not pay you the weekly compensation you’re entitled to.
Workers’ compensation benefits
The attorneys at Girdwood & Williams know the Workers’ Compensation Act well and have filed workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured workers across southeastern North Carolina. The benefits provided are intended to assist the injured worker to recover (both their health and their financial costs) and to return to the workforce. Some facts you should be aware of in regards to these claims are:
- Even if you were at fault (for example: falling off a ladder on a construction site), your employer is still legally responsible for paying your claim in most cases.
- Medical bills, including rehabilitation, hospital stays, and medications, are covered by workers’ compensation.
- For serious injuries, you may be entitled to additional compensation, such as re-training programs or higher education.
- Part-time workers are also eligible for workers’ compensation if they are injured at work.
- If you’ve paid into Social Security, you may also be eligible for Social Security Disability.
- Workers’ compensation insurance can also be required to pay for attendant care – the cost of in-home help – when you’re seriously injured.
Workers’ compensation cases
To receive workers’ compensation benefits, you will need to show that your injury was connected to your employment. The injury did not have to occur on your employer’s property, but the connection has to be real and provable. For example, delivery drivers who get in an accident are still experiencing conditions connected to their employment.
Girdwood & Williams can help build your case based on our knowledge and experience with workers’ compensation law. In order to achieve this, we will need your help collecting evidence and knowing who to interview to create the strongest case possible. All technical details, however, like paperwork, filing, and deadlines, will be handled by our team.
We can also appeal denied workers’ compensation claims and possibly pursue other forms of compensation. If you are denied coverage, that doesn’t have to be the end of the story. If there are other parties, besides your employer, who have some responsibility, we can also pursue claims against them; this could be anything from another driver to a company with a faulty product. Girdwood & Williams will use all strategies at our disposal to get the benefits you are entitled to.
What Our Clients Say
Scott did a great job from start to finish with my case. Kept me well informed throughout it all. Thanks again!
I was struggling to move forward with a 2 year old case. A couple weeks ago, I decided to call Girdwood & Williams and Scott Girdwood helped me take care of it. His office was friendly, highly professional and made communication very easy. To be honest, I've been burdened with this for a long time, and as anyone who's needed legal services knows, it's not easy. It is such a relief to finally be done. It all happened so quickly and efficiently, I'm in shock. A HUGE thank you to Mr. Girdwood for all his effort and time put toward success. I will solely recommend his law firm to anyone seeking legal counsel from here on out!
Wish it was possible to give more than 5 stars. A few years back I was in a bad car accident. With a lot of bills resulting from this accident I figured it would be smart of me to higher an attorney to represent me. I was referred Scott Girdwood and now I can’t thank him enough for what he did for me. He took on to fight my claim where there were a lot of factors contributing to determining fault. He stood beside my side the whole time and went above and behind keeping me in the loop with what was going on. He also educated me and how the process went so I was more understanding. From day one we new the other persons insurance was going to be a pain to fight. Scott fought three different attorneys and not once backed down. Almost 2 years after the original accident, Scott was able to get us settled outside of court. Once again can’t thank Scott enough for what he did for me!
Several years ago 2 family members and myself were in a horrible accident. Our van was totaled. The law firm who initially represented me was going to end up with more from the settlement than I was, and I was the one injured. They said if they worked all summer they could maybe get 400 to 500 dollars for me. I left them and went with Ben Williams. He was amazing. He got $5,000 dollars more in no time.
Scott Girdwood and Ben Williams are excellent attorneys. There are very knowledgeable of the law and fight hard for their clients when they need it the most. Highly recommended!
This law firm has handled several accidents for my family over the past few years. Ben Williams knows what he is doing and has gone above and beyond for us. Sabrina Ward has been extremely helpful and nice. These two have done everything they could to help us out with each accident, even the small one. I couldn’t be more happy with their work.
I recommend hiring Girdwood & Williams for even your smallest accident to take the stress away.
I strongly recommend using Girdwood and Williams. I got a speeding ticket a few months ago and called Scott Girdwood. I was able to speak with Scott on the phone immediately and he put my mind at ease. I paid him a reasonable fee over the phone and I didn’t even have to go to court! He was able to get my ticket reduced so it didn’t affect my license or my insurance. After my court date, Scott sent me a letter to let me know how everything turned out. He made this ordeal very easy for me and I am very thankful!
When I was hurt on the job, I had concerns whether the giant company I worked for had my best interests in mind, so I contacted Ben Williams. From the beginning, Ben told me what to expect and all the possible outcomes. Knowing that I have a wife and kids, Ben helped me make informed decisions to protect me and my family. When court ruling after court ruling when in my favor, the company I worked for agreed to settle, and I am very happy with the result. I have complete confidence in the professionals at Girdwood & Williams, and I would not hesitate to call on them again if needed.
My experience with Scott and the staff at Girdwood & Williams has been nothing but outstanding! I highly recommend them as they are very knowledgeable and responsive. Thanks again for your help!
Couldn’t ask for better representation. Attorney Girdwood is truly an exceptional lawyer. Will continue to fight for his clients and and best possible outcome. With one phone call he helped fix a situation that was going to cripple me financially. Can’t thank him enough!
Contact us today to discuss your workers’ compensation case
Call us today at 910-343-9920 or fill out the form on our contact page, and we will gladly review your case. We are based in Wilmington and represent clients in workers’ compensation cases across all of southeastern North Carolina, including New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Duplin, Robeson and Columbus counties.
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