Workers' Compensation

Attorney Leah Broker Represents Injured Workers in Asheville and throughout WNC Who Deserve Workers’ Compensation Benefits.

If you were injured in an accident at work or have developed an illness from doing your job, you may be entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits.

This can be a difficult time for you and your family. Leah Broker is an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the legal system, file or appeal your claim and guide you through this complex legal process.  Call (828) 253-0336 or toll free (888) 253-0336 to speak with a knowledgeable paralegal and make an appointment to see Leah Broker. No fee can be charged until your claim is settled or won and the fee is approved by the N.C. Industrial Commission.

If you have been injured or become sick from work, you must file a written notice (Form 18 or 18B) with the N.C. Industrial Commission and employer within a limited amount of time. Because of time limits and other important requirements to properly file a Workers' Compensation claim in North Carolina, it is important you call a local, experienced attorney as soon as possible after your injury or disease diagnosis.

Attorneys who represent injured workers in North Carolina charge an attorney fee on a contingency basis. That means that you only pay a fee if you receive some type of benefits or settlement. Our attorney fee is 25% of your settlement or award. This is the standard charged in the state.

Whether or not you retain Leah Broker's services in your Workers’ Compensation matter, an important resource for the injured worker is the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). This is the Court that handles these claims. NCIC has a dedicated staff person called an “Ombudsman” who works with unrepresented workers. The NCIC can be reached by calling (800) 688-8349 or online at

Read some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about Workers' Compensation