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Martha Ramsay

Martha Ramsay

Ramsay Law Firm, P.A.
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • North Carolina
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Biography

Martha Ramsay is a Board Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist Attorney and Personal Injury Attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has fought for the rights of injured workers and individuals for more than 25+ years and settled hundreds of claims for the benefit of her clients. If you have been injured at work or in the car, call today for a free consultation. #voicefortheinjured, #hurtatwork, #askmarthalaw

Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Your consultation is free and there are no up front costs.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Owner
Ramsay Law Firm, P.A.
- Current
Education
University of Potsdam
B.A.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D. (1992) | Law
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Awards
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
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The National Trial Lawyers is a peer-nominated award.
2017 Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition
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Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist
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NFLPA W.C. Attorney
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AVVO Top Rated 10.0 Attorney
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
Current
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N.C. Academy of Trial Lawyers/Advocates for Justice
Member
Current
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NFL Players' Assoc. Workers' Compensation
Panel Attorney
Current
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Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
Current
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Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
Board Member
- Current
Activities: Serve on the board to help oversee legislation that could benefit workers everywhere.
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
25TH Annual WC Roundtable CLE, NCAJ Annual Virtual Convention, charlotte, nc
North Carolina Advodates for Justice
Virtual Presentation on Post Award Issues in Workers' Compensation
Certifications
Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist
North Carolina State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ramsay Law Firm Website & Blog
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. Can I file workers comp for an injury that occurred at work while I was still employed there in February ‘19?
A: You can always file a claim. Whether your claim will be found compensable is the issue. Generally, there is a two year time limit on workers’ compensation claims in North Carolina where the injury is based on an accident. (Occupational diseases have a different time standard). Lawyers call time limits- Statute of Limitations or SOL. It appears that you are past the two year time limit. In some cases, payment of medical treatment by your employer can extend (or toll) the time limit. I recommend that you file your claim immediately, obtain the details of the payment for your medical care and consult with a workers’ compensation specialist. I’m sorry that you are still having problems from your injuries.
Q. As a NC business owner currently involved in a work comp claim, can the carrier's defense council legally threaten...
A: I do not know the answer to your question, but it certainly raises many questions and concerns. I would start by contacting the North Carolina Department of Insurance (855-408-1212), the North Carolina Attorney General and the North Carolina State Bar. Your questions appear to involve unfair settlement practices and unfair insurance issuance practices. There is possibly a conflict of interest for the defense attorney as most defense attorneys appear on behalf of both the company and the insurance carrier. I encourage you to reach out to another attorney who can give you better direction. There maybe time limits on these claims, so it is good that you are taking prompt action.
Q. I recently broke my foot at work and now the workmans comp adjuster wants a recorded statement. What do I do?
A: We recommend that our client’s consult with an attorney before giving a recorded statement. Why? North Carolina has a requirement that an work injury be considered an accident- something that is unusual or unexpected. Most people believe that workers’ compensation requires proof that you were doing your regular job in the regular fashion to get benefits. Wrong! If nothing unusual happened, then is it likely your case will be denied. Insurance companies prey on this misunderstanding of the law by asking in recorded statements if the workers was doing their usual job. Who wants to say that they weren’t doing their job? However, you can be doing your usual job and have something unusual happen. Insurance companies also like to ask questions in the recorded statement with the phrase- “ever”. Such as, have you ever had an injury to your foot/ankle? Most folks say no because they think the question is whether they had any serious surgery or disabling condition in the foot that continues today. But that is not the question. It is so hard to recall if you EVER complained or had pain in your foot that the best answer is- nothing really serious that I can recall.
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Contact & Map
10610 Metromont Parkway
Suite 205
Charlotte, NC 28269
Toll-Free: (877) 576-5500
Telephone: (704) 376-1616
Fax: (704) 376-8887
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed