Workers' Compensation


The Law Firm of Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC represents people who have been injured while working.  This includes both workplace injuries and wrecks that occur when people were driving for work.

The North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act requires that all businesses that employ three or more employees to have workers' compensation insurance or qualify as self-insured employers for purposes of paying workers' compensation benefits to their employees.

People often ask us if they are filing against the employer but Workers' Compensation is actually an insurance claim.

If you are hurt while working you may be entitled to benefits that include:

  • Necessary medical treatment, including prescriptions
  • Lost wages
  • Mileage to and from the doctors

The first thing to do after being hurt at work is to notify your employer and file a claim.  Call us and we can help you do that.  The process can be complicated and overwhelming.  It can be vital to your recovery that you secure the representation of an experienced workers' compensation lawyer as soon as possible.

First, your injury needs to be reported to your employer.  Please let your health care provider know that your injury is related to your work and the name of your employer. This information allows the health care provider to bill treatment as a Workers' Compensation claim.


Attorney Season Atkinson knows Workers' Compensation law.  Prior to entering private practice she was a Special Deputy Commissioner with the Industrial Commission and has practiced Workers Compensation law for over 15 years.

If you were injured at work please call Tatum & Atkinson, PLLC – the Heavy Hitters – at 800-LAW-0804 (800-529-0804) TODAY!


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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you are devastated not only by what has happened, but by the effect that the injury or loss has had on you and your family. At this difficult time, you need an experienced team that will support you through your road to recovery. Call Tatum & Atkinson today!