Our Practice

The Jernigan Law firm is a highly experienced law firm in North Carolina representing injured workers (teachers, firefighters, professional athletes, construction workers, plant employees, nurses, law enforcement officers, truck drivers, executives) all over the state. We specialize in workers’ compensation but also handle personal injury and civil matters involving jury trials.

The Cases We Handle:
Our practice focuses on people – people who are injured or disabled
– who have workers’ compensation claims pending before the North Carolina Industrial Commission (the government agency in Raleigh that decides all cases filed under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act for on-the-job injuries) or who have had claims either denied or ignored by their employer/insurance company.  Lung disease, occupational cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, silicosis and other occupational diseases are also claims we handle.Leonard Jernigan is board certified in this field and the firm has been practicing almost exclusively in this area for over 30 years. He has tried hundreds of cases before the Industrial Commission and has successfully handled appeals to the Full Commission, N.C.Court of Appeals and the N.C. Supreme Court. Our practice is statewide and not limited to Raleigh. (We have represented people as far west as Asheville and as far east as Nags Head.)

We have found that some workplace injuries also involve civil claims (jury trials) against third parties (those other than employers or co-workers) who caused the injury. For example, you may have been involved in a car accident while on an assignment, or you were injured from a defective product sold to your employer, or a third party was negligent at your workplace and caused injury. We also handle these cases and are willing to take your case to a jury trial, if necessary.

No Consultation Fees

We are highly selective in accepting cases to make sure each person gets the attention and focus his or her case deserves. If you, a family member, friend or co-worker needs assistance, please feel free to contact us. There is no consultation fee for the initial interview, and if we accept your case there is no fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf. If we do not handle your case, we will try to point you in the right direction and refer you to other lawyers who may be able to help you so that you can make that choice.