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Workers' Compensation

Randolph County’s Trusted Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Have you been injured at work or suffered an occupational disease? Contact the Asheboro workers’ compensation lawyers of Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura LLP for a free case evaluation with no obligation. We are ready to help you assess your rights as an employee regarding your entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. Our legal team has decades of combined legal experience in protecting the rights of injured employees in Randolph County and throughout the Triad.

Our Asheboro workers’ compensation lawyers have answered many questions from their injured clients over the years, including the following:

1.      What is workers’ compensation and am I entitled to workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a benefit program providing lost wage replacement and medical treatment payments in the event that an employee is injured by an accident at work or when an employee becomes ill as a result of an occupational disease. Workers’ compensation operates on a “no-fault” basis, which means that you do not have to prove that your injury was anyone’s fault and you are still eligible for benefits even if you negligently (although unintentionally) contributed to your injury. To recover workers’ compensation benefits in North Carolina, an employee must prove that the injury occurred as a result of an accident or incident that occurred while the employee was in the course and scope of their employment. If you are eligible for benefits, these benefits include: medical bills resulting from the injury or disease, lost wages, and permanent disability arising from a permanent injury due to the accident.               

Unfortunately, injured workers often face great difficulty from either their employer or their employer’s insurance company, making it very difficult to obtain the benefits they have rightfully earned while working. You can’t rely on your employer or their insurance company to protect your rights.  The worker’s compensation team at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura LLP is on your side throughout the process and will aggressively fight for the benefits you rightfully deserve.

2.      What injuries and diseases does workers’ compensation cover?

Workers’ compensation benefits cover a broad range of injuries and occupational diseases, including back injuries, head injuries and traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, electrocution, crush injuries, amputation, rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, toxic material exposure injuries, burns, and more. These injuries often happen under the following types of circumstances: heavy equipment accidents, slips and falls, falls from heights, injury due to a falling object, injury due to improper lifting, work vehicle collisions, and more.

You may fear that your employer will not believe your injuries or care about your pain. The compassionate attorneys of Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura LLP will take your medical condition seriously and help you obtain the medical treatment you need.

3.      What should I do if I am injured at work?

To protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits, it is extremely important that you carefully follow these steps:

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible, and be sure to tell your medical provider that your injury was work-related. You will need to provide the name of your employer and detail how the accident happened so your treatment can be billed as a workers’ compensation claim.
  • Report your injuries to your employer as soon as possible, directing this report to your highest ranking manager or the owner of your company.
  • Provide a written notice of your injuries to your employer providing a brief description of the accident and injury.  Keep a copy of this notice for your records.  Failure to provide this notice within 30 days can prevent you from recovering benefits.
  • Follow your medical provider’s instructions for treatment.
  • You must then file a written notice of your claim, known as a Form 18, with the North Carolina Industrial Commission within two years of the date of injury, or risk losing your eligibility for benefits.

This process is not easy and is subject to many stressful complications along the way. To ease this burden, you may want to hire an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to have advice and guidance throughout the process. The Randolph County lawyers of Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Altamura LLP will fully explain your rights, investigate your claim and injury, assist with all necessary paperwork, and diligently fight to obtain the maximum benefits you are entitled to. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 336-405-8080 or contact us by email anytime at Asheboro@gwa-law.com . We are conveniently located in Asheboro, North Carolina at the Carolina Farmer’s Mutual Building, at 515 West Salisbury Street, Suite C. 

"The Altamura team has helped me personally with challenging legal matters over the years. They never cease to amaze me with their professionalism, knowledge and expertise. They are highly successful, they consistently win in favor of their clients, and yet they always seem to stay personable, humble, and grounded. I will continue to call on them, and have complete confidence in sending others their way for legal counsel."


"I had an outstanding experience with the assistance of Matthew Altamura & Shannon Altamura. They are compassionate, knowledgeable and handle everyone with the utmost ease and professionalism. They were incredible with representing me during an extremely stressful time in my life. They are patient, detail oriented, and not afraid to go up against large corporations and insurance companies. When your family has just gone through something traumatic and you meet with two extremely confident people that are willing to fight for you, it puts your mind at ease. If you are looking for legal advice, I would look definitely go with Matthew Altamura or Shannon Altamura. They are a highly intelligent and make a tremendous team."


"Shannon Altamura was a beacon of hope to my family when we were faced with limited options and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible. Not only was she able to resolve our case in a timely manner, her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional support to myself and those I care about the most. I can recommend Shannon Altamura without reservation."


"Shannon Altamura is one of the smartest lawyers I know. I highly recommended having her on your side."


"Matthew Altamura was my lawyer for a car accident case where the other person was completely at fault. I was very impressed how he explained the whole process to me and it was clear that he was going to do whatever he could to make this situation right. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his job. I would not hesitate to recommend him & his law firm to anyone. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Matthew!

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