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North Carolina Workers’ Compensation & Civil Litigation Attorneys

Founded in 1988, 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, and executives) all across the state.

Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. and Kristina B. Thompson are both North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Legal Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law.

Mr. Jernigan wrote the book: North Carolina Workers’ Compensation: Law and Practice, with Forms now in its Fourth Edition.

Mr. Jernigan is one of only 53 attorneys in the United States authorized by the National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA), the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association (PHPA) to represent injured professional athletes.

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Mission Statement

This law firm is dedicated to helping clients achieve a just and fair resolution of their legal problem, by holding ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standards. We will be diligent and reliable. We will be honest, compassionate and tolerant. Integrity will be our guiding star. We will work as a team for the benefit of our clients and will exhibit consideration and respect for the well being of all persons. We are also committed to making contributions to our society and profession, and through continuing legal education and study we will maintain our knowledge of the law.

At the same time we are also dedicated to providing a stable economic and pleasant environment for all employees. We will keep ourselves mentally and physically healthy, maintain a sense of humor, and develop our unique gifts and creative talents.

Who We Are

Workers’ Compensation

If you were injured at work, or if a family member was seriously injured or killed at work, you are entitled to a free case review. Our attorneys have fought for injured workers for more than forty years. Call us now or fill out the Contact Us form below for a confidential consultation.

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What our clients say about our work

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Personal Injury

If you, a family member, or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, you need to hire an experienced attorney that will zealously advocate for your rights and seek full compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have represented clients all the way up to the North Carolina Supreme Court in order to make sure their benefits were protected. We can fight for you too.

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Free Consultation

We can help. Please call us at (919)833-0299 for a free consultation, or use the “Contact Us” form below. Give us the opportunity to make your life better. In most cases we work on a contingency fee basis, so we do not charge fees unless we are able to recover for you.

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Mr. Jernigan is the author of North Carolina Workers’ Compensation: Law and Practice, with Forms (published by Thomson Reuters®). The text is now in its Fourth Edition and is supplemented annually. This overview of North Carolina workers' compensation law provides a useful resource for practitioners seeking current coverage of North Carolina's complex Workers' Compensation jurisprudence. For further information call (800)328-4880.

The entire staff treated me with kindness and integrity! I could not have been more pleased. The entire staff was super professional, and they took the time to make sure I understood every thing about the case and I felt their genuine respect, kindness, and concern about not just my case but about me as a person, not a paycheck. Forever grateful.

- Clifford M.

You guys were great! During this very difficult time in my life, your support was Godsent. There was no doubt in my mind that you believed in my son. You helped raise awareness out there to help save other families from going through what our family has. Lennie, thank you for everything, thank you for your friendship. If I know of anybody that needs help, I will send them your way.

- Deborah K.

Everybody is so helpful and cares for their clients.

- Miriam C.

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