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If you would like to speak directly to an experienced attorney who is board-certified as a specialist in NC workers’ compensation law, call 336-274-2992, and ask to speak to Margaret Rowlett. There is no charge for your initial consultation.

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When, after all your hard work and commitment to the job, you are injured abruptly in a workplace accident, it can have devastating consequences for you, your family and your future employment prospects. The distressing aftermath of a workplace injury can leave you feeling vulnerable and alone.

Margaret Rowlett is a board-certified specialist in North Carolina workers’ compensation at Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P. Ms. Rowlett handles cases in Guilford and surrounding counties, including Rockingham, Alamance, Randolph, Davidson, and Forsyth. For claims in Greensboro, Burlington, Winston-Salem, Reidsville, Asheboro, Lexington, and other areas of NC, she can help you obtain the compensation for your injuries or illness that you rightfully deserve. This compensation may include:

  • Compensation for permanent disability
  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages or salary
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Retraining costs
  • Travel costs

Qualifying for workers’ compensation

You are entitled to workers’ compensation for many different types of injuries that occur at your workplace or while you were engaged in a work-related activity. Some illnesses are covered as well. Even in the absence of your employer’s fault or negligence, you can still receive the help you need through workers’ compensation benefits. You must submit your claim promptly, so getting legal advice right away can be very important.

In addition to workers’ compensation

Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may deserve an award of pain and suffering and other damages not granted through a workers’ compensation claim, especially if a third party was involved.  At Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P., we carefully review all of your claims to determine how you can best recover the compensation and benefits you deserve.

Appealing a workers’ compensation decision

If your workers’ compensation claim is unfairly denied, you have only a short window of opportunity to appeal the unjust decision.  We can help you maneuver through the overwhelming process of appealing to the North Carolina Industrial Commission and, if necessary, to the North Carolina appellate courts.

Contact workers’ compensation attorneys you can trust

Our attorneys have many years of combined experience helping workers in North Carolina file workers’ compensation claims and appeal workers’ compensation denials. To talk to a workers’ compensation attorney who can help you and to schedule your free initial consultation, call Margaret Rowlett at Smith, James, Rowlett & Cohen, L.L.P. at 336-274-2992 ext. 108, or contact us online.

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  • Greensboro Office
    101 South Elm Street
    Suite 310
    Greensboro, North Carolina 27402
    Phone: 336-274-2992
    Fax: 336-274-8490
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