Articles – Workers Compensation

We Can Explain the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Process

The North Carolina General Assembly created the workers’ compensation program. The North Carolina Industrial Commission (IC) is the court where workers’ compensation claims are decided. As your lawyer, David will represent you through the claims process. Clients generally seek legal counsel after their initial claim has been denied. The claim can be denied for a…

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Representing Clients Who Have Suffered On-the-Job Back Injuries in WNC

Many different types of work can lead to back injuries. The problem many workers face, however, is that their employers or their employers’ insurance carriers challenge whether the back injury was caused by work or happened in some other way. At David Gantt Law Office in Asheville, North Carolina, we have talked to many workers who have…

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Why Do You Need a Board-Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

The North Carolina workers’ compensation law is clear. If you suffered an injury by an accident arising out of and in the course of your employment, your employer is responsible for having insurance to cover your medical bills and a percentage of lost wages. Unfortunately, employers and their insurance carriers will sometimes challenge the worker’s…

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Know Your Workers’ Compensation Rights

As a board-certified workers’ compensation lawyer, David Gantt has an intimate understanding of workers’ compensation rights, benefits and issues. He has represented injured workers from a variety of occupations. With over 30 years of representing injured workers, David offers unparalleled representation in an often complex workers’ compensation system. Contact David Gantt Law Office in Asheville, North…

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Workplace Violence and Workers’ Compensation

If you have suffered a serious injury due to an act of violence of the course of performing your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, whether that violence was committed by a fellow employee, member of management, customer or member of the public while committing a crime. About two (2) million Americans…

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Workers Compensation Fraud by Employees Gets Lots of Press while Fraud by Employers Costs Big Money

We see regular media reports of employees filing false workers compensation claims, collecting benefits while their Facebook page shows them partying the night away and other actions inconsistent with legitimate disability. Unfortunately, those cases do happen, but it’s not just employees who are trying to work the system. Employers do it too, all too often.…

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Do Undocumented Workers Qualify for Workers Compensation?

Immigration reform and enforcement of immigration laws have become a political hot topic, especially in light of Arizona’s enactment of several laws aimed at getting more undocumented residents to leave the state. In North Carolina, that debate hasn’t impacted the state’s workers’ compensation laws. Under §97-2 of the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, the definition of…

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Workers Compensation Appeals Process

A denial of a workers compensation claim by an insurance carrier can be discouraging and frustrating, but these denials happen all the time. We are here to help injured workers get the compensation they deserve, including appealing those denials. When working on a denial, we fill out a form for the state Industrial Commission (Form…

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Industrial Diseases and Workers Compensation

When most people think about workers compensation, they probably imagine claimants getting hurt in falls, equipment falling on them or a truck driver involved in an accident. Workers compensation can cover those kinds of incidents, but it also covers work related diseases and health conditions that can be even more harmful, but take much longer…

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