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Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Jay Kerr - Asheville Workers' Comp Attorney

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Workplace Accidents & Workers’ Compensation

Many of our cases involve workplace accidents whereby we represent the injured person (or the administrator/administratrix of the decedent employee’s estate) as to both the workers’ compensation claims and the third-party negligence claims. A proper coordination of such claims can prove highly critical to the overall success of each.

Over the last two decades we have represented hundreds of workers who have been injured on the job or have contracted an occupational disease. We have substantial experience litigating denied claims, from the initial Deputy Commissioner hearing level through the North Carolina appellate courts. Although most work accidents, per se, are not denied occurrences, other contentious issues often arise afterwards, e.g., whether certain injuries are causally related to the accident, whether specific medical treatment is reasonable and necessary, and what, if any, physical disability has been sustained by the worker as a direct result of the accident injuries.

Asheville Workers’ Comp Attorney

We handle claims for injured workers employed in many realms, including the hospitality, food and beverage, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and production industries. However, we have significant experience representing those injured on construction sites, in the trucking industry, or in nursing and other allied healthcare fields.

Specifically, we have considerable experience representing those who have sustained brain injuries, spinal trauma, severe burns, amputations, or other catastrophic injuries, which require daily attendant care or supervision and considerable, on-going medical and rehabilitation care.

Because of the complexities of the workers’ compensation system and the fact-specific nature of determining claim compensability, disclosing the specific facts and outcomes of particular cases can be highly misleading to prospective clients. This is especially true because the specific wage loss benefits obtained in one case versus another can vary tremendously based on the employee’s historical earnings.

Accordingly, in lieu of presenting case summaries as we have done for our negligence cases, we instead encourage prospective clients to ask their friends and community acquaintances about our firm’s reputation for commitment and hard work on behalf of many injured workers. We are confident you will hear good things.

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