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Stewart Law Offices

5550 77 Center Drive
Suite 240

Charlotte, NC 28217

(704) 521-5000

Matthews, N.C. Workers' Compensation Lawyers

You work hard for your money. When a workplace accident or job injury knocks you out of action, the question of how you’re going to pay your bills is a serious concern. But you’re not necessarily out of luck. You may qualify for North Carolina workers’ compensation benefits.

The majority of N.C. employees are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. They provide medical coverage, partial wage replacement and other non-monetary benefits to workers who are injured on the job or are diagnosed with an occupational illness.

Unfortunately, many valid claims for workers’ comp are denied. The good news is that you have the option to appeal and access to an experienced law firm that can help you every step of the way.

Contact the Matthews workers’ compensation lawyers at Stewart Law Offices today for a free consultation.

Representing Injured N.C. Workers for More Than 30 Years

Stewart Law Offices understands that the stakes are high when it comes to a job injury. Like you, we want to find a way to protect your life and livelihood.

For three decades, our law firm has represented injured workers throughout the Carolinas. We know the N.C. Workers’ Compensation Act through and through. We also know the many ways that worker’s comp claims can get hung up — and how to overcome those obstacles. You can trust our diligent attorneys to handle your case with the care and professionalism it deserves.

Areas We Serve

Stewart Law Offices has five offices throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. The location closest to Matthews is in Charlotte, but our attorneys are happy to meet clients wherever is most convenient for them.   Other communities we serve include:  Charlotte Cornelius Davidson Huntersville Mint Hill Pineville Stallings Weddington Caldwell Hopewell Mountain Island Prosperity Village area Berryhill  Clear Creek Deweese Lemley Long Creek Mallard Creek Morning Star Paw Creek Providence Steele Creek

Types of Workers’ Compensation

North Carolina has several different types of disability benefits for injured or ill employees. These include:

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD): Available for workers who are totally disabled for a temporary amount of time after a workplace accident. Benefits are payable after 7 days and can generally last up to 500 weeks, with certain exceptions. Access to these benefits requires proof of injury, and many claims are denied for lack of evidence. The reputable attorneys at Stewart Law Offices can help gather the information you need to present a strong claim for TTD.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD): Benefits are paid when an employee can return to work but will be earning reduced wages. Workers are entitled to 66⅔ percent of the difference between their average weekly wage (AWW) pre-injury and post-injury. Getting TPD can become a challenge if your employer or their insurer does not agree that you need medical restrictions. Contact Stewart Law Offices right away if you’ve run into this problem.
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD): Some Matthews workers reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) but are left with lingering impairments. North Carolina workers’ comp law allows benefits to be paid to these workers for a set amount of time, but not all body parts qualify. Talking to one of our knowledgeable attorneys can help determine if your injury is eligible for PPD.
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD): Employees who can never work again due to their injury or illness are considered permanently disabled. They can receive 66⅔ percent of AWW and medical coverage for the rest of their lives. Certain injuries automatically qualify for PTD. Others may not. If you’re unsure whether your workplace injury entitles you to PTD, let Stewart Law Offices review your claim in a free consultation.

Having your workers’ comp claim rejected can be discouraging. But it’s not the end of the road. Put Stewart Law Offices to work for you. Our Matthews lawyers can help get your claim on track again.

Questions about your eligibility for North Carolina workers’ comp? Contact us right away.

What Do Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Do?

A workers’ compensation attorney is your best ally if you’ve been injured on the job. At Stewart Law Offices, we can help by:

  • Gathering evidence: Many workers’ comp claims are turned away for lack of proof. A good lawyer can collect the necessary medical records, along with opinions from treating physicians, vocational specialists and other professionals, to build a solid claim explaining why you deserve full workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Attending depositions and hearings with you:You may be asked to answer questions about the workplace accident and your injuries under oath. Our Matthews workers’ comp attorneys can represent you during these critical meetings and prepare you for what to expect.
  • Negotiating settlements: A quality workers’ compensation lawyer will know how to put a fair value on your claim. Because workers’ comp rules are so specific, it can be difficult to sort out what you are truly entitled to. In addition, your employer’s insurer is likely to   make lowball settlement offers at first. Our lawyers can make sure you don’t settle too soon.
  • Preparing appeals: Rejected workers’ comp claims can be appealed in North Carolina. We can review your claim, the reason for its denial, and gather the information needed for reconsideration by the N.C. Industrial Commission (NCIC).