Greensboro Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Looking for Workers' Compensation Lawyer?

If you’ve been injured at work and need a workplace injury attorney, Riddle & Brantley may be able to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Since 2000 alone, we’ve recovered over $720 million in compensation for injured North Carolinians and we’re ready to help however we can (see disclaimer below).

Please call (336) 516-9066 today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Greensboro workers' compensation lawyer.

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

Our workplace injury attorneys have more than 220 years of collective legal experience fighting for justice. We have two Board Certified Specialists in Workers Compensation to help our clients. We know the law in North Carolina and work tirelessly for our clients. We’re proud of our record of settlements, verdicts, and judgments, and pride ourselves on excellent client service (see disclaimer below).

Workplace accidents are common and can be life-changing. When you’re injured at work, you deserve justice — and you may be entitled to significant compensation. We have represented thousands of injured workers in North Carolina over the last 36 years.

For a FREE consultation, please call (336) 516-9066 or complete the short form below.

We can consult with you by phone, email, text, or video conference. In-person consultations are available by appointment only at our convenient Greensboro location, or we can come directly to you if you prefer.

Injured in Greensboro? Contact Us Today!

Why Hire an Attorney After an Accident at Work?

Hiring a workers' compensation lawyer after getting hurt at work is a smart choice. The rules around workers' comp in North Carolina are tricky, and a lawyer knows how to handle them so your claim is filed right and on time. Sometimes, your employer or their insurance might try to pay you less; a Greensboro work injury lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help make sure you get a fair deal. They'll also help figure out how much money you should get to cover your medical bills and the pay you missed while off work. Plus, having a lawyer handle the tough stuff lets you focus on getting better, while they take care of the legal stuff for you.

In short, if you've been injured on the job in Greensboro or the greater Piedmont Triad, call 1-800-525-7111 for a free case review. Don't wait — even if your claim has initially been denied, you still have legal options and we'd love to help however we can.

Board-Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation

One of our Board-Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists would be happy to review your case offer legal counsel to you regarding your options. We are experienced handling cases in Greensboro, the greater Triad and across North Carolina.

Managing partner and attorney Gene Riddle graduated from the Wake Forest School of Law in nearby Winston-Salem and has been serving area clients since 1985. Attorneys Chris Brantley and Adam Smith are both Board-Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation and take great pride in the results they have achieved for our clients.

Because we work on a contingency basis, there are no attorney fees unless we win your case. Winning your case is our goal and we strive to get our clients maximum compensation.

"I would recommend Riddle & Brantley to anyone who needs help with workers' comp."

-B.F., Riddle & Brantley client

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Why Choose Riddle & Brantley for Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

Choosing a workplace accident attorney to represent you is a personal decision and should be based on reviewing the credentials and the past achievements of your potential legal representative. We invite you to preview some of our case results. You may also want to consider a Board-Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law. These Specialists are recognized as experts by the North Carolina State Bar for their experience and proficiency in representing work injury victims.

Riddle & Brantley has two Board-Certified Workers’ Comp Specialists on staff and we are ready to review your case. We also have a dedicated team of paralegals, case managers, and investigators, all committed to your success.

Please call (336) 516-9066 for a free consultation.

There is no obligation, and if you decide to hire us, there are no upfront costs and no attorney fees unless we win. Please call (336) 516-9066 today to speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

Common Work Injuries

Located in the Piedmont, Greensboro is a fast-growing city. The 2020 Census reported a population of around 300,000 in the city. Greensboro is adding roughly 30,000 residents per year. It is still the third most populous city in our state and is called the “Gateway City” as it is known for its highways, transportation, and manufacturing. Federal Express and Dell both have locations in Greensboro. It’s therefore no surprise that many workplace accidents occur in Greensboro and the surrounding Triad area. Whether you’re working in an office, on a construction site, driving a truck, or working in one of Greensboro’s many factories, work accidents can happen anytime.

Since 1985, the workers’ comp lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have assisted North Carolinians who have suffered all types of injuries on the job, including:

  • Traumatic Brain injuries
  • Loss of limbs (hands, feet, arms, or legs)
  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Knee, hip, and joint injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Construction accident injuries
  • Third-degree burns
  • Occupational disease resulting from toxic chemical and substance exposure
  • Asbestos exposure-related diseases like mesothelioma (there will also be a claim against a fund set up for compensation to mesothelioma survivors or beneficiaries)
  • Death
$700+ million recovered since 2000 alone — Riddle & Brantley

We help clients in all industries and occupations, including office workers, law enforcement officers, medical staff, construction workers, truck drivers, factory and warehouse workers, and more.

In the most heartbreaking cases, our North Carolina wrongful death lawyers also represent the families of those tragically killed on the job. When a workplace accident results in long-term disability, a Social Security disability attorney can help you seek those benefits, as well.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury at work, the workers’ comp attorneys at Riddle & Brantley would love to help.

Our firm has been representing clients in workers’ compensation claims across the state since 1985 and will do everything we can to make the entire process as stress-free as possible for you.

For a FREE case review and consultation, please call (336) 516-9066. You can also complete the form below if you prefer.

There is no upfront cost and no attorney fee unless we win your case. It’s as simple as that.

What to Do After an Injury at Work

First, if possible, you should immediately inform your supervisor or manager of your accident. Under North Carolina law, every injured worker must report an accident as soon as it is practical. The notice must be given within 30 days. Workers who do not file an accident report within this timeline may not be eligible for benefits. Be sure to speak to your HR Department. When in doubt, report sooner rather than later.

Contact a lawyer if you do not know how to report your accident or if your employer attempts to pressure you into concealing the accident or the illness. Reporting is not the same as filing a workers' compensation claim, which generally has a two-year statute of limitations.

Seek Medical Care

It's important to remember that your medical records are essential in establishing a causal link between the accident and your injuries.

Your employer may insist you seek care from a list of pre-approved doctors. They must, however, cover the costs if you need emergency services (e.g., if you've broken a bone). For follow-up visits, you will probably have to see a provider from their approved roster of healthcare professionals. You may have the right to ask for a second opinion from a doctor of your choice.

Finally, be sure to follow your doctor's orders. If you deviate from their standard of care, it may lead to a termination of your benefits.

Document Evidence

If possible, gather evidence to substantiate your claim:

  • Take photographs of the accident site
  • Get the names and contact information of witnesses
  • Obtain CCTV footage or videos from phones, if possible
  • Save emails reporting the hazard that ultimately caused the injury

If you can't return to the site of the accident to get evidence, write down everything you remember. Take detailed notes about how it happened and about the injuries sustained.

Track Expenses

Keep meticulous records of all bills related to your injuries to document the financial impact of your workplace injury. Here are some examples:

  • Transportation costs to get to the doctor
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages from taking time off from work
  • Interest on credit cards from late payments or making only minimum payments due to lost income

Remember, you are covered whether you are a full-time, part-time, or temporary employee.

“What Can a Workers' Comp Lawyer Do for My Work Injury Case?”

When you hire a workers’ compensation attorney, you’ll receive more than just a powerful advocate. A Riddle & Brantley workplace accident lawyer can guide you through the maze of legal challenges that you may face in your work injury claim, including making sure:

  • You don’t waive your rights
  • You don’t accept a settlement below fair value
  • Your claim is properly and timely filed with your employer, the workers’ compensation carrier, and the NC Industrial Commission (Form 18)
  • Your notice includes all injuries
  • Medical bills are properly filed using Industrial Commission forms and paid in a timely manner (your bill should never go to collection)
  • The adjuster and assigned insurance company case manager do not communicate inappropriately with your doctor(s)
  • You receive disability checks on time (this can be frustrating and complicated)
  • Your average weekly wage is calculated correctly
  • The insurance company approves all necessary medical procedures, tests, and prescriptions in a reasonable timeframe
  • You receive compensation for mileage related to your medical appointments
  • You receive appropriate re-education and/or vocational training if necessary
  • You get a qualified second opinion from a doctor that is unbiased if needed
  • You’re not forced to return to work in a position created specifically to avoid paying lost wage benefits
  • You do not miss any deadlines or get barred from your claim by statutes of limitations (this can be complicated and is usually 2 years from the date of the accident)
  • and much, much more…

Results for Injured Workers

While every case is different and there is no “average” settlement or judgment, we are proud of the results we’ve obtained for injured workers across North Carolina (see disclaimer below), including:

  • $2.75 Million | Construction Accident — Our client was a construction worker who was hit by a truck in a work zone while on the job. He suffered the eventual loss of his right leg below the knee, along with other injuries. Attorney Gene Riddle and Adam Smith handled the case, negotiating separate settlements with the workers’ comp carrier and the truck insurance company totaling $2,750,000 in compensation for our deserving client.
  • $2.475 Million | Workplace Fall  — A construction worker fell from a platform and was critically injured, resulting in permanent disability. A team of Riddle & Brantley attorneys took on the case and fought for our client’s workers’ compensation claim. Following extensive mediations, we obtained total compensation of $2,475,000 for the victim and established two trusts to cover his long-term care.
  • $1.8 Million | Truck Accident — When a truck driver was hit by another truck while on the job, he suffered serious injury, ultimately resulting in the loss of his left leg below the knee. Attorney Gene Riddle fought for justice, negotiating settlements with two insurance companies and obtaining $1,800,000 in compensation for the victim.
  • $725,000 | Back Injury — An agricultural worker required numerous surgeries following a terrible back injury while on the job. Managing partner Gene Riddle took on the case, arguing successfully before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and winning a favorable decision. The claim ultimately settled for total compensation of $725,000 and we are proud to have won justice for the victim.
  • $200,000 | Neck, Back, and Shoulder Injury — Our client, a truck driver, suffered serious injuries while on the job, and several of his initial claims were denied. Riddle & Brantley's attorneys immediately filed a request for a hearing with the NC Industrial Commission, where we received a favorable verdict and were ultimately able to settle the claim for $200,000 in compensation plus expenses at mediation.

*** 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.

Injured at Work?

In most cases in North Carolina, a workers' compensation claim must be filed within two years of the date of injury.

The work injury lawyers at Riddle & Brantley may be able to help. Our attorneys have more than 220 years of combined experience fighting for workers’ compensation for victims in the Greensboro area and across the state, and we’d love to help you if we can.

Please call (336) 516-9066 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

We’ll evaluate your case and advise you on your legal options for pursuing your workers’ compensation claim.

”We fight hard for all of our clients injured at work”

-Gene Riddle, attorney, Riddle & Brantley

“What Compensation is Available in My Workers’ Comp Case?”

Workers’ compensation can help cover all kinds of expenses and other damages suffered as a result of a workplace accident. In your workers’ comp case, you may be entitled to compensation or benefits to include:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Permanent Injury
  • Total and permanent disability benefits
  • Temporary total disability benefits
  • Future medical expenses including prosthetics and prescriptions
  • Permanent partial impairment of specifically identified body parts listed in NC Workers Compensation Law

You don’t have to do this alone.

Please call (336) 516-9066 or contact us online today. We’d love to see if we can help.

Justice Counts.

This page has been updated on 10/31/2023


*** 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.