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Let Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Salisbury Help With Your Claim

If you or someone you care for sustains an injury at work, it’s within your rights to file a workers’ compensation claim. Sometimes this process can be challenging, especially if your employer is unwilling to cooperate or argues that you were at fault.

The smart move is to work with an experienced legal team to fight for your right to proper compensation. The skilled Salisbury workers’ comp lawyers at Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm will stand by your side through the entire process to ensure you get all that you are entitled to under the law.

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Trust the Experience of Our Salisbury Workers’ Comp Attorneys to Help with Your Case

Our team of Salisbury, NC, workers’ comp lawyers collectively has multiple decades of experience that we bring to bear on your behalf. At Sumwalt Anderson, we fight tirelessly to attempt to achieve the result you deserve to have.

We have won multiple seven-figure awards in workers’ compensation cases for our past clients. Although we can’t guarantee you will win an award of that size, you can trust that we will fight for every last dollar for you.

Attorney Mark Sumwalt

Mark Sumwalt has experience practicing law since 1981, particularly with workers’ compensation. He excels in this field, having litigated hundreds of cases across the state.

He doesn’t back away from a fight, as evident in the numerous appeals he has taken to the North Carolina Supreme Court and North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Mark’s exceptional performance landed him an award as Lawyer of the Year – Charlotte: Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants. He remains part of the Executive Committee of North Carolina Advocates for Justice, previously the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Attorney Richard Anderson

Richard “Rick” Anderson jump-started his law career at Price & Smith Attorneys at Law, where he earned a partnership within six years. He now has more than three decades of experience helping injured people. Rick has extensive experience handling cases of:

  • Catastrophic personal injury
  • Medical negligence
  • Workers’ compensation.

He has a proven track record representing people with various levels of paralysis, amputations, and severe traumatic brain injury. He skillfully presents catastrophic cases to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Full Commission, and the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

Attorney Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker has a decade of experience helping injured people. She primarily handles workers’ compensation cases, providing our clients with advice in cases ranging from injuries suffered in work accidents to occupational disease cases to fatal accidents on the job site.

Her intimate knowledge of workers’ compensation rules and regulations in North Carolina helps her handle complex cases smoothly, including those where payments for attendant care are in question.

Why Choose Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Salisbury, NC, for Your Case

At Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm, we take pride in the way we represent our clients. We know how taxing this type of case can be for you and your family, which is why we focus on both your legal needs and your emotional needs. Our all-encompassing approach to helping our clients work through their injuries and toward the financial award they deserve has a track record of success that spans multiple decades. Some of the techniques we use include the following.

Our Client-Focused Strategies

Our legal team takes time to listen and guide you based on the best move for your specific situation. We develop a unique approach to every case to ensure you win the maximum compensation you deserve.

Our Honest And Genuine Advice

Our passionate workers’ comp lawyers in Salisbury apply cumulative skills, knowledge, and experience to offer the best advice to ensure positive results. We will give you transparent advice to allow you to make better-informed decisions that are always in your best interests.

Our Workers’ Comp Lawyers in Salisbury Understand The System

We understand that North Carolina laws can make it challenging for you to get benefits. Our lawyers leverage aggressive litigation tactics to fight the system on your behalf.

Our success with workers’ comp appellate cases significantly impacted changes to North Carolina workers’ compensation rules and laws, showing the significant level of experience we bring to the table when we are representing you. We’ll handle the investigation, filing, and negotiating of a fair settlement for you.

What Does Workers’ Comp Cover in North Carolina?

Workers’ Compensation laws protect workers, taxpayers, and employers from unpredictable events and expensive litigation. The Workers’ Compensation Act provides injured workers – and potentially their dependents – with a no-fault system through which they can be compensated for injuries at work. It covers accidental injuries occurring due to and during work activities.  It also covers occupational diseases that workers develop from their work activities.

In case of work-related illnesses or injuries, workers’ compensation benefits help to cover the following.

Medical Expenses

Workers’ comp insurance helps injured workers cover medical expenses resulting from work-related illnesses or injuries. It includes:

  • Medical prescriptions
  • Necessary surgeries
  • Equipment required for daily care, mobility, and physical therapy
  • Visits to the emergency room
  • Medical appointments for general care and pain relief

Such medical care doesn’t require you to cover co-pays or meet any deductible once your workers’ compensation claim has been accepted or once our Salisbury workers’ compensation lawyers help you pursue a determination from the NC Industrial Commission that your claim should be accepted.

If you feel the doctor’s treatment plans are not helping, our team can request a hearing on your behalf.

Wage Loss Benefits

Workers’ comp helps injured workers who lost income due to work-related illnesses or injuries. Although it is not a complete replacement, most workers receive two-thirds of their regular income. Our experience in the industry empowers our team to ensure you get the maximum wage loss benefits you deserve.

Personal Injury Benefits

Sometimes work-related injuries are severe enough to cause disability, such as traumatic brain injury or limb loss. You have a right to claim compensation to help manage the disability. In some cases, the doctor or insurance company makes the process challenging. At Sumwalt Anderson, we are ready to overcome any hurdles to ensure you receive proper disability benefits.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational rehabilitation delivers benefits to workers who reach the maximum medical improvement level but remain unable to work. You can receive about two-thirds of the average wages you earn per week while undergoing evaluation and training for a new job.

FAQ: Common Questions Clients Have for Our Salisbury Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

At Sumwalt Anderson, we spend time getting to know our clients. We believe time spent talking face to face helps us better understand your goals for the case and allows you to build trust in our workers’ comp attorneys in Salisbury. During our meetings, clients are free to ask any questions they have. Some of the most common questions we hear – and our answers – include the following.

What if I want to see my own doctor for my workers’ comp injuries?

Based on Statute 97-25 of the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, you must see the doctor the employer or the workers’ comp insurance provider suggests. However, there are a few circumstances where you can pick your own doctor. Our Salisbury workers’ comp lawyers can walk you through the process and can represent you at a hearing to try to switch doctors.

Will my workers’ comp payments run out in the future?

North Carolina does put time limits on how long you can receive workers’ comp benefits, but these limits depend on your injuries and how they are affecting your life and your ability to return to work. It’s important to have your injuries diagnosed correctly, so you can receive payments for the entire length of time that you deserve, and Sumwalt Anderson can help you with this process.

Can your Salisbury workers’ compensation attorneys help me with attendant care payments?

When you are having trouble taking care of yourself at home because of your injuries on the job site, you may qualify to have another person receive payments to help you. However, such payments are not guaranteed. At Sumwalt Anderson, we have significant experience with helping our clients seek attendant care payments as part of workers’ comp benefits.

When you are facing a tough workers’ comp case, you do not want to trust just any attorney to help you seek the settlement you deserve. At Sumwalt Anderson, our workers’ comp law firm in Salisbury has decades of experience collectively dealing with workers’ compensation cases, which we will use to your advantage.

Attorney Mark Sumwalt

Mark Sumwalt is a native of Rock Hill, South Carolina who has practiced law in Charlotte since 1981, primarily in the field of worker’s compensation. He has litigated hundreds of cases to decision all over the state and handled many significant appeals to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court, particularly in the area of attendant care. [ Attorney Bio ]


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    You Can Trust Our Salisbury Workers’ Comp Lawyers to Protect Your Rights

    With our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in Salisbury, NC, in your corner, it’s easier to face future uncertainties. We understand the workers’ compensation law inside and out, and we fight for your maximum award in every potential area. Our years of experience empower our team to offer you a sturdy support system, too.

    We understand that these cases can become unwieldy in a hurry. We are not afraid of challenging cases, and we do not back down from insurance companies that are trying to treat you unfairly. For a free case review, reach out to Sumwalt Anderson at (704) 377-3770 today.