Laura S. Jenkins, PC

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Laura S. Jenkins, PC

Laura S. Jenkins, PC helps folks from all walks of life. Whether you were injured on the job, in a car accident, or by some other kind of negligence, we can help. Even if you are not sure whether you need a lawyer, please do give us a call.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in North Carolina and has no record of discipline from the North Carolina bar association. *

Laura S. Jenkins, PC

Laura S. Jenkins, PC

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

Laura S. Jenkins, PC helps folks from all walks of life. Whether you were injured on the job, in a car accident, or by some other kind of negligence, we can help. Even if you are not sure whether you need a lawyer, please do give us a call.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in North Carolina and has no record of discipline from the North Carolina bar association. *

Firm Overview

PERSONAL ATTENTION. EXPERIENCE. HARD WORK. A RALEIGH NATIVE SERVING HER
COMMUNITY WITH RESPECT AND SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

Laura S. Jenkins, PC helps folks from all walks of life. Whether you were injured on the job, in a car accident, or by some other kind of negligence, we can help. If you have some other problem, as a consumer or small business, for which you need legal advice or litigation assistance, we can help.

The Law Office of Laura Jenkins is a small practice that is completely and exclusively devoted to helping those in need. If you are not sure whether you need a lawyer, please do give us a call. Attorney Jenkins will provide a one time free consultation, and she will speak with you about your problem.

MORE ABOUT US:
More than 20 years of experience
Compassionate
Aggressive Advocate
Spanish Speaking Staff

WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWYER based in Raleigh, NC
Assistance with medical treatment
Assistance with weekly checks
Assistance with travel and prescription reimbursements
Communicating with the insurance adjuster so you don't have to

Main Office

The Law Office of Laura Jenkins
178 Mine Lake Court
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone

(919) 846-7766

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Attorney Jenkins will provide a one-time free consultation, and she will speak with you about your problem.

Office Information
Office Hours

8:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday

Office Manager

Toy Parker, Paralegal

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish Speaking Staff available upon request by appointment.

Workers Compensation

WORKERS COMPENSATION AT THE LAW OFFICE OF LAURA JENKINS: PERSONALIZED ATTENTION TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM.

The following descriptions are meant to be only a brief summary of the law in this area. You should never rely upon these descriptions in lieu of legal advice by a licensed attorney:

In order for your case to be considered a workers compensation claim, certain requirements must be met under North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 97, Workers Compensation Act. The employer must employ three full-time regular employees in order to be an employer under the act. If an injured individual is working as an independent contractor, as opposed to a W-2 employee, the act may or may not apply. The injury by accident or occupational disease must occur in the regular course and scope of employment.

There are two situations in which a worker can be compensated under the act:

Injury by accident - this is a legal term of art that is defined in the act. Generally a person must be doing something out of the ordinary when the injury occurs, like a fall or a machinery malfunction. However, in the case of back injuries, all a claimant has to show is that he had a specific traumatic incident. This exception only applies to back injuries and means that an injured worker may be compensated, even if he was not doing something out of the ordinary.

Occupational Disease - A person may be compensated for an Occupational Disease, if he can show that he was exposed to environmental factors at the job that caused the occupational disease. The Claimant must show that people that work within the employer's industry are at an increased risk of contracting the disease than members of the general public

Once a person's claim is accepted by the employer or workers' compensation carrier, or when a denied claim as been found compensable by the North Carolina Industrial Commission, an injured worker's benefits can be summarized as follows:

Temporary Total Disability - If an injured worker has been out of work for more than seven days consecutively, he is entitled to Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD). TTD is to be paid weekly and is two-thirds of the worker's average weekly wage, also known as the compensation rate.

Medical Treatment - An injured with an accepted workers' compensation claim is entitled to any and all medical treatment necessary to effect a cure and/or lessen his period of disability. However, the insurance company generally has a right to direct the medical treatment and choose the primary treating physician. An injured worker has some other limited rights as to his choice of physician or treatment.

Permanent Partial Disability - When an injured worker has reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), the treating physician will usually assign a permanent partial disability (PPD) rating to the affected part of the body. The Workers' Compensation act lists specific numerical formula to calculate the amount of compensation an injured worker is due for his PPD based on the PPD rating and the injured body part. The act does not afford any compensation for pain and suffering, and this is the only aspect of the system that addresses permanent disability.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We've done all the studying, obtained law licenses and continue to get legal education credits so you don't have to! If our clients have a legal question, we are more than willing to empower them with what information is applicable to their cases. First things first: Do you have a claim or have you been injured on the job? Below are the steps you need to take right away:

Steps to take if you have been injured on the job:

1. Promptly notify your employer.
2. Seek medical treatment and follow your doctor's recommendations.
3. Contact Attorney Laura S. Jenkins to file your claim.
4. Keep track of your expenses and lost time from work.
5. Do not speak with the insurance company. Attorney Laura S. Jenkins will do that for you.


Here's what the insurance company does not want you to know!

1. You do not have to give the insurance company a recorded statement.
2. You may be entitled to benefits even if you caused your own injury.
3. Even though you had a prior injury to the same area, you may still be entitled to benefits.
4. You may be owed money for your mileage, parking and prescriptions.
5. You may be owed money for your permanent injuries and scarring.

Why do we give out such incredibly valuable information? We do this because we have one core philosophy: To provide legal services with care!


Laura S. Jenkins, P.C is a very different kind of law practice. We care about our clients. Other law firms may say it, but we actually do. After you talk with Attorney Jenkins and her staff, you will have no doubt that we truly care about serving the best interests of our clients.

Attorney Jenkins has extensive experience in workers compensation law. She has tried many cases at the Deputy Commissioner and the Full Commission level of the Industrial Commission. Attorney Jenkins has also litigated a civil workplace injury claim through Superior Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.

Jenkins also has extensive experience in civil litigation. She has conducted District and Superior trials and has appeared before the Court of Appeals. Being a strong civil litigator is the essence of being a good personal injury attorney. Laura S. Jenkins, P.C. is prepared to explain to the big insurance companies exactly what will happen if they refuse to offer a fair settlement value for your case. And in the event your case does not settle, we are willing and able to try your case in the appropriate forum.

So if you hire Attorney Jenkins, you will deal with a small firm in which the attorneys have time to talk to their clients and a firm that is devoted to fighting for every client no matter what the size of the claim. You will also get an experienced attorney who knows how to deal with the big insurance companies and how to fight your claim in court. There is no reason to search any further because our firm is the best of both worlds.

Laura S. Jenkins, PC
Laura Jenkins

Laura graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina in 1997. During law school, Laura was on the Law Review, was active in the American Trial Lawyers Association trial competition, and received other academic honors.

Laura began her practice in 1997 working in civil litigation as defense attorney in automobile collisions and insurance law. Thereafter, Laura ran the North Carolina office for a multi-state firm, practicing as a Plaintiff's attorney in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury, and other civil litigation.

From 2000 through 2003, Laura operated Laura S. Jenkins, P.C. serving the community mainly in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury. Starting in 2003, Attorney Jenkins worked as an associate attorney for the law office of James Scott Farrin in the areas of workers' compensation and civil litigation of serious injury cases.

Since October 2004, Laura has re-established her own practice, with the goal of serving the community with the expertise that she has generated over her career. Laura S. Jenkins, PC, is a small and expanding business with the hire of a new associate attorney and providing services in Spanish to our Spanish speaking population.

Educational Background:

University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor, 1997
Second Place ATLA trial competition
Dean's List

North Carolina State University,
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1992
Dean's List
A.J. Fletcher Music Scholar
University and Chamber Choirs
Performer and back stage volunteer - theatrical productions

Legal and Community Involvement:

Admission North Carolina Bar, 1997
Admission US District Court for the Eastern District of NC, 2000
Professional Memberships:
NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2000
NCATL Workers' Compensation Section, 2000
NCATL AutoTorts Section, 2000
Association of the Trial Lawyers of America, 2004
Attorney/Coach for various High School NCATL mock trial teams
Evaluative Judge for NCATL mock trial competition
Leadership, backstage, volunteer and performance roles at various triangle theaters
Tutor for adults for Literacy Council of Wake County

License

Bar Number: 24827
North Carolina, 1997

Education

University of South Carolina
Juris Doctor, 1997

North Carolina State University
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1992

Laura S. Jenkins, PC
Laura Jenkins

Laura graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina in 1997. During law school, Laura was on the Law Review, was active in the American Trial Lawyers Association trial competition, and received other academic honors.

Laura began her practice in 1997 working in civil litigation as defense attorney in automobile collisions and insurance law. Thereafter, Laura ran the North Carolina office for a multi-state firm, practicing as a Plaintiff's attorney in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury, and other civil litigation.

From 2000 through 2003, Laura operated Laura S. Jenkins, P.C. serving the community mainly in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury. Starting in 2003, Attorney Jenkins worked as an associate attorney for the law office of James Scott Farrin in the areas of workers' compensation and civil litigation of serious injury cases.

Since October 2004, Laura has re-established her own practice, with the goal of serving the community with the expertise that she has generated over her career. Laura S. Jenkins, PC, is a small and expanding business with the hire of a new associate attorney and providing services in Spanish to our Spanish speaking population.

Educational Background:

University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor, 1997
Second Place ATLA trial competition
Dean's List

North Carolina State University,
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1992
Dean's List
A.J. Fletcher Music Scholar
University and Chamber Choirs
Performer and back stage volunteer - theatrical productions

Legal and Community Involvement:

Admission North Carolina Bar, 1997
Admission US District Court for the Eastern District of NC, 2000
Professional Memberships:
NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2000
NCATL Workers' Compensation Section, 2000
NCATL AutoTorts Section, 2000
Association of the Trial Lawyers of America, 2004
Attorney/Coach for various High School NCATL mock trial teams
Evaluative Judge for NCATL mock trial competition
Leadership, backstage, volunteer and performance roles at various triangle theaters
Tutor for adults for Literacy Council of Wake County

License

Bar Number: 24827
North Carolina, 1997

Education

University of South Carolina Juris Doctor, 1997


North Carolina State University Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1992


Firm Overview

PERSONAL ATTENTION. EXPERIENCE. HARD WORK. A RALEIGH NATIVE SERVING HER
COMMUNITY WITH RESPECT AND SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

Laura S. Jenkins, PC helps folks from all walks of life. Whether you were injured on the job, in a car accident, or by some other kind of negligence, we can help. If you have some other problem, as a consumer or small business, for which you need legal advice or litigation assistance, we can help.

The Law Office of Laura Jenkins is a small practice that is completely and exclusively devoted to helping those in need. If you are not sure whether you need a lawyer, please do give us a call. Attorney Jenkins will provide a one time free consultation, and she will speak with you about your problem.

MORE ABOUT US:
More than 20 years of experience
Compassionate
Aggressive Advocate
Spanish Speaking Staff

WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWYER based in Raleigh, NC
Assistance with medical treatment
Assistance with weekly checks
Assistance with travel and prescription reimbursements
Communicating with the insurance adjuster so you don't have to

Main Office

The Law Office of Laura Jenkins
178 Mine Lake Court
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone

(919) 846-7766

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Attorney Jenkins will provide a one-time free consultation, and she will speak with you about your problem.

Office Information
Office Hours

8:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday

Office Manager

Toy Parker, Paralegal

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Spanish Speaking Staff available upon request by appointment.

Workers Compensation

WORKERS COMPENSATION AT THE LAW OFFICE OF LAURA JENKINS: PERSONALIZED ATTENTION TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM.

The following descriptions are meant to be only a brief summary of the law in this area. You should never rely upon these descriptions in lieu of legal advice by a licensed attorney:

In order for your case to be considered a workers compensation claim, certain requirements must be met under North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 97, Workers Compensation Act. The employer must employ three full-time regular employees in order to be an employer under the act. If an injured individual is working as an independent contractor, as opposed to a W-2 employee, the act may or may not apply. The injury by accident or occupational disease must occur in the regular course and scope of employment.

There are two situations in which a worker can be compensated under the act:

Injury by accident - this is a legal term of art that is defined in the act. Generally a person must be doing something out of the ordinary when the injury occurs, like a fall or a machinery malfunction. However, in the case of back injuries, all a claimant has to show is that he had a specific traumatic incident. This exception only applies to back injuries and means that an injured worker may be compensated, even if he was not doing something out of the ordinary.

Occupational Disease - A person may be compensated for an Occupational Disease, if he can show that he was exposed to environmental factors at the job that caused the occupational disease. The Claimant must show that people that work within the employer's industry are at an increased risk of contracting the disease than members of the general public

Once a person's claim is accepted by the employer or workers' compensation carrier, or when a denied claim as been found compensable by the North Carolina Industrial Commission, an injured worker's benefits can be summarized as follows:

Temporary Total Disability - If an injured worker has been out of work for more than seven days consecutively, he is entitled to Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD). TTD is to be paid weekly and is two-thirds of the worker's average weekly wage, also known as the compensation rate.

Medical Treatment - An injured with an accepted workers' compensation claim is entitled to any and all medical treatment necessary to effect a cure and/or lessen his period of disability. However, the insurance company generally has a right to direct the medical treatment and choose the primary treating physician. An injured worker has some other limited rights as to his choice of physician or treatment.

Permanent Partial Disability - When an injured worker has reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), the treating physician will usually assign a permanent partial disability (PPD) rating to the affected part of the body. The Workers' Compensation act lists specific numerical formula to calculate the amount of compensation an injured worker is due for his PPD based on the PPD rating and the injured body part. The act does not afford any compensation for pain and suffering, and this is the only aspect of the system that addresses permanent disability.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We've done all the studying, obtained law licenses and continue to get legal education credits so you don't have to! If our clients have a legal question, we are more than willing to empower them with what information is applicable to their cases. First things first: Do you have a claim or have you been injured on the job? Below are the steps you need to take right away:

Steps to take if you have been injured on the job:

1. Promptly notify your employer.
2. Seek medical treatment and follow your doctor's recommendations.
3. Contact Attorney Laura S. Jenkins to file your claim.
4. Keep track of your expenses and lost time from work.
5. Do not speak with the insurance company. Attorney Laura S. Jenkins will do that for you.


Here's what the insurance company does not want you to know!

1. You do not have to give the insurance company a recorded statement.
2. You may be entitled to benefits even if you caused your own injury.
3. Even though you had a prior injury to the same area, you may still be entitled to benefits.
4. You may be owed money for your mileage, parking and prescriptions.
5. You may be owed money for your permanent injuries and scarring.

Why do we give out such incredibly valuable information? We do this because we have one core philosophy: To provide legal services with care!


Laura S. Jenkins, P.C is a very different kind of law practice. We care about our clients. Other law firms may say it, but we actually do. After you talk with Attorney Jenkins and her staff, you will have no doubt that we truly care about serving the best interests of our clients.

Attorney Jenkins has extensive experience in workers compensation law. She has tried many cases at the Deputy Commissioner and the Full Commission level of the Industrial Commission. Attorney Jenkins has also litigated a civil workplace injury claim through Superior Court, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court.

Jenkins also has extensive experience in civil litigation. She has conducted District and Superior trials and has appeared before the Court of Appeals. Being a strong civil litigator is the essence of being a good personal injury attorney. Laura S. Jenkins, P.C. is prepared to explain to the big insurance companies exactly what will happen if they refuse to offer a fair settlement value for your case. And in the event your case does not settle, we are willing and able to try your case in the appropriate forum.

So if you hire Attorney Jenkins, you will deal with a small firm in which the attorneys have time to talk to their clients and a firm that is devoted to fighting for every client no matter what the size of the claim. You will also get an experienced attorney who knows how to deal with the big insurance companies and how to fight your claim in court. There is no reason to search any further because our firm is the best of both worlds.

Laura S. Jenkins, PC
Laura Jenkins

Laura graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina in 1997. During law school, Laura was on the Law Review, was active in the American Trial Lawyers Association trial competition, and received other academic honors.

Laura began her practice in 1997 working in civil litigation as defense attorney in automobile collisions and insurance law. Thereafter, Laura ran the North Carolina office for a multi-state firm, practicing as a Plaintiff's attorney in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury, and other civil litigation.

From 2000 through 2003, Laura operated Laura S. Jenkins, P.C. serving the community mainly in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury. Starting in 2003, Attorney Jenkins worked as an associate attorney for the law office of James Scott Farrin in the areas of workers' compensation and civil litigation of serious injury cases.

Since October 2004, Laura has re-established her own practice, with the goal of serving the community with the expertise that she has generated over her career. Laura S. Jenkins, PC, is a small and expanding business with the hire of a new associate attorney and providing services in Spanish to our Spanish speaking population.

Educational Background:

University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor, 1997
Second Place ATLA trial competition
Dean's List

North Carolina State University,
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1992
Dean's List
A.J. Fletcher Music Scholar
University and Chamber Choirs
Performer and back stage volunteer - theatrical productions

Legal and Community Involvement:

Admission North Carolina Bar, 1997
Admission US District Court for the Eastern District of NC, 2000
Professional Memberships:
NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2000
NCATL Workers' Compensation Section, 2000
NCATL AutoTorts Section, 2000
Association of the Trial Lawyers of America, 2004
Attorney/Coach for various High School NCATL mock trial teams
Evaluative Judge for NCATL mock trial competition
Leadership, backstage, volunteer and performance roles at various triangle theaters
Tutor for adults for Literacy Council of Wake County

License

Bar Number: 24827
North Carolina, 1997

Education

University of South Carolina
Juris Doctor, 1997

North Carolina State University
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1992

Laura S. Jenkins, PC
Laura Jenkins

Laura graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina in 1997. During law school, Laura was on the Law Review, was active in the American Trial Lawyers Association trial competition, and received other academic honors.

Laura began her practice in 1997 working in civil litigation as defense attorney in automobile collisions and insurance law. Thereafter, Laura ran the North Carolina office for a multi-state firm, practicing as a Plaintiff's attorney in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury, and other civil litigation.

From 2000 through 2003, Laura operated Laura S. Jenkins, P.C. serving the community mainly in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury. Starting in 2003, Attorney Jenkins worked as an associate attorney for the law office of James Scott Farrin in the areas of workers' compensation and civil litigation of serious injury cases.

Since October 2004, Laura has re-established her own practice, with the goal of serving the community with the expertise that she has generated over her career. Laura S. Jenkins, PC, is a small and expanding business with the hire of a new associate attorney and providing services in Spanish to our Spanish speaking population.

Educational Background:

University of South Carolina, Juris Doctor, 1997
Second Place ATLA trial competition
Dean's List

North Carolina State University,
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1992
Dean's List
A.J. Fletcher Music Scholar
University and Chamber Choirs
Performer and back stage volunteer - theatrical productions

Legal and Community Involvement:

Admission North Carolina Bar, 1997
Admission US District Court for the Eastern District of NC, 2000
Professional Memberships:
NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2000
NCATL Workers' Compensation Section, 2000
NCATL AutoTorts Section, 2000
Association of the Trial Lawyers of America, 2004
Attorney/Coach for various High School NCATL mock trial teams
Evaluative Judge for NCATL mock trial competition
Leadership, backstage, volunteer and performance roles at various triangle theaters
Tutor for adults for Literacy Council of Wake County

License

Bar Number: 24827
North Carolina, 1997

Education

University of South Carolina Juris Doctor, 1997


North Carolina State University Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1992


This lawyer is licensed to practice in North Carolina and has no record of discipline from the North Carolina bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in North Carolina and has no record of discipline from the North Carolina bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.