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Charlotte Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Protecting your rights. Preserving your future.

If you’ve been hurt at work and you want to pursue workers’ compensation, you need legal representation. Why? Because you need someone to protect yours rights.

Lawyer For Injured Workers'

Trey Collier began his career defending employers and insurance companies in workers’ compensation cases before transitioning to the injured workers’ side. He is intimately familiar with both sides of the process, and as a result, can put his unique knowledge and insight to work on your behalf.

THE WORKERS' LAWYER

An accident at work can be devastating. There are often serious medical and financial obstacles to overcome, along with significant questions about the future. It’s a stressful time, and trying to navigate your way through it can be overwhelming.

At Collier Law, we’re here to help you move forward after an accident. If you’re a victim, it’s important for you to not only know your rights, but to have a legal advocate who will aggressively fight to protect them. That’s what we do every day with compassion and determination, personal attention and professional expertise.

If you hire us, it’s important to know that we only get paid if you do. Until that day comes, you can count on us being your legal advocates: guiding you through this difficult process, fighting to secure the compensation you deserve, and giving you peace of mind when you need it the most.

Cases We Handle With Excellence

Workers Compensation

It is important to know that workers’ compensation in North Carolina is a “no-fault” system, meaning that the injured employee does not have to prove it was someone else’s fault he or she was hurt

Personal Injury

If your injury was caused by another party’s negligence, you’re entitled to compensation. At Collier Law, we are fully prepared to aggressively pursue this compensation on your behalf.

Lawyer For Injured Workers'

If you have been injured on the job, you may be eligible to receive compensation under North Caolina workers’ compensation law. At Collier Law, we understand the hardships that injured workers face and will work tirelessly to seek full compensation for our clients who have been injured on the job.

If you have been injured on the job you are entitled to receive compensation for medical treatment as well as lost work and benefits for permanent partial disability. The process of seeking workers’ compensation is very complex, and a positive outcome may hinge on the smallest details.

What Client Says About Us

We love hearing feedback from our clients. Read our reviews below and feel free to leave your own review by filling out the form below.
I Always Felt Respected
I would highly recommend Collier Law when dealing with workers’ compensation cases. I always felt respected and tended to. Every effort was made to move things along as quickly as was feasible (workers compensation cases do not usually move along very quickly)!
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Professional and Relatable
Trey was very relatable and I felt comfortable speaking with him. He is professional but comes across also as very human. He was also honest and presented realistic expectations. I enjoyed my experience with having Trey represent me.
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Always Professional
I was treated with respect and was always kept well informed of any changes or requests in regards to my case. The communication between myself and Shelley was always professional. She was always professional and highly intelligent. Very knowledgeable regarding my questions or concerns about my case. She was actually fun to talk to, had a nice sense of humor yet still remained a professional. She is a real gem. (you are lucky Trey)!
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You Were Patient
I would definitely recommend your law firm. You were patient with me. And your expertise was abundant and customer service and attention to detail was awesome.
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Workers’ compensation is a form of state-mandated insurance that provides medical benefits and lost wages (indemnity benefits) to workers who are injured in the course and scope of their employment. Workers’ compensation is a no fault system therefore, even if the injured worker is at fault for his or her accident, he or she may still recover benefits and/or wages. General damages for pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages for employer negligence, are not recoverable.

If you are injured on the job, and your employer has three or more employees, they are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are unsure whether your employer has workers’ compensation coverage, contact Collier Law or you can search the North Carolina Industrial Commission database at: https://ccms.ic.nc.gov/insurancecoverage/inscov/insCoverageSearch

The North Carolina Industrial Commission administers workers’ compensation laws. It is comprised of the executive secretary’s office, which handles administrative matters, and twenty deputy commissioners who are judges that hear and decide workers’ compensation matters in dispute. After a claim has been heard before a deputy commissioner, either party has the right to appeal to a panel of the full commission, which will be heard before three commissioners.

Workers’ compensation insurance provides coverage for illnesses and injuries that occur by accident in the course and scope of an individual’s employment. This can include orthopedic injuries, such as back, rotator cuff, and knee injuries, as well as occupational diseases, which are conditions that are particular to the hazards of a certain employment (such as carpal tunnel syndrome, asbestos exposure, etc.). Most injuries require an accident, i.e., something unexpected that is not in the routine of normal work. However, there are exceptions to this rule, specifically for injuries to the back, hernias, and overuse injuries due to repetitive motion.

The first thing you should do is report your injury immediately to your supervisor, human resources, or designated personnel. Ask to fill out an incident report. If the employer has a preferred doctor, such as Concentra, Fast Med, or another urgent care, ask to be sent there as soon as possible

Under North Carolina workers’ compensation laws, the employer or its insurance company has the right to direct medical treatment, meaning they can send you to a doctor of their choosing. However, you may be entitled to a second opinion. Feel free to contact us to discuss this further.