Fayetteville Workers’ Comp Lawyer

Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Our Fayetteville workers' comp lawyers can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Have you been injured while on the job? You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, and a Fayetteville workers’ comp lawyer at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.

For almost 40 years, our workers’ compensation lawyers have been helping injured North Carolina workers get the justice and benefits they deserve.

For a FREE consultation with a workplace accident lawyer, please call (910) 387-9186 or complete the short form below. There is no obligation and you’ll only pay attorney fees if we win your case and you receive workers’ comp benefits.

Located conveniently on N Reilley Road, off Canopy Lane and I-295, our Fayetteville office allows us to serve the Fayetteville and Cumberland County community. In-person consultations at our office are available by appointment only, but our workplace accident lawyer can consult with you for free from anywhere, anytime by phone, email, text, or video conference, and can even come to you directly if it’s more convenient.

Many clients feel more comfortable with a virtual experience, via Facetime or Zoom. We offer Docusign and other convenient options for completing paperwork to allow us to get started on your workers’ compensation claim immediately. We also have investigators on staff who can investigate the accident and collect the evidence needed to prove your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

Please call (910) 387-9186 today for a free case review with a workers’ compensation attorney at Riddle & Brantley.

“We believe Justice Counts for North Carolinians injured on the job.”

-Gene Riddle, attorney and founding partner, Riddle & Brantley

Serving Injured Workers

The Fayetteville Observer notes that Fayetteville and Cumberland County regularly make many of the “best lists” in national rankings. While we are certainly proud to see Fayetteville be named one of the most military-friendly communities in the nation, we also know that many folks in the area make their living by working difficult jobs. We are here for you.

Our workers’ comp attorneys have been proud to represent people who work the tough jobs that keep our nation running, including:

  • Truck drivers
  • Nurses and hospital personnel
  • Factory workers
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Warehouse workers
  • Construction workers
  • Utility workers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Paramedics
  • Firefighters
  • Office personnel
  • Farmer and agricultural workers
  • And many more…

In cases involving disabling injuries suffered while in military service, our veteran's disability attorneys can assist with those appeals, as well.

No matter your industry, if you’ve been hurt while on the job in North Carolina, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits — and the experienced work injury lawyers at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.

We believe Justice Counts for ALL injured workers in North Carolina and we would love to help you seek justice and benefits if we can.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation and case review, please call (910) 387-9186 or complete the short form below. There is no obligation and if we don’t get you workers’ compensation benefits, you don’t pay any attorney fees.

For your free case review, please call (910) 387-9186 today and let’s talk.

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

“How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?”

There are no attorney fees unless we get you the workers' compensation you need and deserve.

If you’ve been injured on the job, be aware that the clock is ticking to file a workers’ compensation claim for your workplace injury. In North Carolina, the statute of limitations for workers’ comp claims is two years from the date of injury. 

Under Industrial Commission rules, you should file a Form 18 Notice with both your employer and the North Carolina Industrial Commission to ensure that your claim is properly filed before the statute of limitations expires. These forms can be tricky and have many pitfalls. For example, many employers have various corporate names, and it can be confusing which corporation or LLC you should list on your Form 18. Additionally, Form 18 asks you to define your injury, and it can be very easy to be too vague, or too specific.

A workers’ comp attorney at Riddle & Brantley can review your claim and make sure you don’t miss any important deadlines and that paperwork is completed correctly. There are many steps involved in filing a workers’ compensation claim and across the state of North Carolina. We know the workers’ compensation system inside and out and can help make sure your legal rights are protected.

Call (910) 387-9186 today for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced workers’ comp attorney.

Board-Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation

Riddle & Brantley’s work injury law team is led by two Board-Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation. Attorneys Chris Brantley and Adam Smith have been recognized by the North Carolina State Bar for their experience and proficiency in handling these types of cases.

Why Hire a Board-Certified Workers’ Comp Specialist?

Hiring a Board-Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation helps to ensure that your lawyer is proficient in this specialty legal field and can handle all aspects of your claim. When you are looking for a lawyer, you can use board certification to identify lawyers who are qualified to represent you.

In order to become a Board-Certified specialist, a lawyer must satisfy a number of rigorous requirements, including a 6-hour exam. In order to even take that exam, a lawyer must first prove that he or she has practiced in an area of specialty for a certain number of years, devoted a significant amount of time to that field of law each year, attended a number of legal education courses or seminars each year, and been peer-reviewed by other lawyers practicing in that field.

Presently, in the State of North Carolina, there are 145 Board Certified Specialists in the area of Worker’s Compensation Law. Most of these attorneys work for insurance companies, employers, or the government. But some of these Specialists dedicate their careers to representing injured workers. We are proud that at Riddle & Brantley, we have 2 Board Certified Specialists in Worker’s Compensation Law: attorneys Chris Brantley and Adam Smith.

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Award-Winning Work Injury Lawyers

Attorney Brantley is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization that recognizes attorneys who have secured significant judgments and settlements. Attorney Smith is a member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Super Lawyers and has been awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell (see disclaimer below).

While there are no guarantees when seeking workers’ comp benefits, having a Board-Certified Specialist on your team can increase your chances of obtaining compensation.

Our Results

Our workplace injury attorneys have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience serving the injured in North Carolina. In that time, we are proud to have secured many significant settlements and judgments on behalf of our deserving clients (see disclaimer below), including:

  • $2,475,000 | Workers’ Compensation — Our attorneys fought tirelessly for justice on behalf of a welder who suffered disabling injuries in a fall from a platform while at work. Through several mediations we secured total compensation of $2.475 million and additionally helped establish a guardianship and trusts to ensure our client’s long-term care.
  • $1,800,000 | Workers’ Compensation & Truck Accident — Our client was driving a work truck when another truck crossed the center line and hit him head-on. He suffered serious injuries including the eventual amputation of his leg below the knee. Attorney Gene Riddle negotiated settlements with both the truck insurance carrier and the workers’ compensation carrier, totaling $1.8 million.
  • $829,000 | Workers’ Compensation & Traumatic Brain Injury — Attorney Chris Brantley fought for justice on behalf of a cell company worker who was hit by a falling tree while scouting cell tower locations. He suffered a traumatic brain injury leading to long-term disability. We obtained a comprehensive life care plan from outside experts and were able to negotiate an $829,000 settlement with the workers’ comp carrier.
  • $786,000 | Workers’ Compensation — Managing partner Gene Riddle fought for justice on behalf of a law enforcement officer who suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury while on duty. Attorney Riddle obtained a comprehensive life care plan and ultimately negotiated a significant settlement of $786,000 in total compensation, plus a Medicare Set Aside provision for future medical expenses.
  • $375,000 — Partner Christopher Brantley fought for justice for a delivery driver who suffered a severe back injury on the job, requiring extensive surgery, physical therapy, and pain management. Brantley represented the client in mediation and obtained a $375,000 settlement.
  • $125,000 — Attorney Chris Brantley represented a warehouse worker who suffered a severe foot injury in a forklift accident. When the defendant's counsel motioned to terminate our clients' benefits, we immediately intervened, ultimately securing $125,000 in compensation plus expenses in a mediated settlement.
$700+ million recovered since 2000 alone — Riddle & Brantley

For a FREE consultation with a work injury attorney, please call 910-387-9186 or complete the fast and easy form below. There is never any obligation and you won’t pay any upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation. Please call (910) 387-9186 today and let’s discuss your case.

We will listen to you, advise you on your legal options, and if you decide to hire us, we will fight tirelessly for the justice and compensation you deserve.

“Every time I’ve needed them, they were there for me.”

-Tyronnie T., Riddle & Brantley client 

Workers’ Compensation Cases We’ve Handled

In more than 35 years serving the people of North Carolina, Riddle & Brantley’s workers’ comp lawyers have handled workers’ compensation cases involving all types of injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, scrapes and contusions
  • Neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Loss of limbs (amputations)
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Cancers and other diseases caused by exposure to toxic substances
  • Mesothelioma cancer from asbestos exposure
  • Wrongful death
  • And many more…
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If you or a loved one has suffered one of these or another type of injury while on the job, a workers’ compensation lawyer at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help.

Our attorneys are available for free consultations by phone, email, text message, and even video conference. We also have bilingual interpreters on staff to serve our Spanish-speaking clients.

To speak with a workplace accident lawyer committed to justice for North Carolinians, please call (910) 387-9186. There is no obligation and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we win your case and get you the workers’ comp benefits you need and deserve.

Please call (910) 387-9186 or complete the short form below for a FREE, 100% no-obligation consultation.

Justice Counts for injured workers in Fayetteville and across North Carolina, and the experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Riddle & Brantley would love to help if we can.

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.

*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyer, and AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.