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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

Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D. (1992) | Law
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State University of New York - College at Potsdam
B.A. (1989)
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
President/Attorney at Law
Ramsay Law Firm, P.A.
- Current
Panel Attorney
NFL Player's Association Workers Compensation Section
- Current
Associate Attorney
Bailey, Patterson, Caddell, Hart, Milliken & Bailey, P.A.
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Department Attorney
Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo
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Publications
Articles & Publications
When N.C. employers dodge workers’ comp costs, employees pay the price
Charlotte Observer
Speaking Engagements
Workers' Compensation, Charlotte Today show
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
Awards
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Ramsay Law Firm, P.A.
The National Trial Lawyers is a peer-nominated award.
2017 Trademark Women of Distinction Honors Edition
Ramsay Law Firm, P.A
Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist
Ramsay Law Firm, P.A.
NFLPA W.C. Attorney
Ramsay Law Firm, P.A
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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
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U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Your consultation is free and there are no up front costs.
Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My husband was in a car accident in 2018 while at work and did have major back surgery, why does he have to pay bk wc
A: I’m sorry your husband had such a significant injury. If this is a North Carolina claim, it is correct that the law allows the workers’ compensation company to recover what they paid for workers’ compensation benefits when the injuries were caused by a third party who was at fault. The concept is twofold- that the injured party doesn’t get a “double recovery” and the workers’ compensation company gets reimbursed if someone else hurt their worker.

There is a provision in the statute (N.C.G.S. §97-10.2) that allows the injured worker to challenge the amount that the workers’ compensation company can recover. The personal injury case (the claim against the person at fault for the injury) allows the worker to recover for pain and suffering, while workers’ compensation does not allow any payment for pain or suffering. A judge can determine if the workers’ compensation company should be paid back in full from the personal injury settlement. Making a decision about filing such an action depends on many different factors, which are best determined by an attorney with experience in handling these types of dual claims. ... Read More
Q. Can a Work Comp patient file a separate Medical Malpractice claim against the WC doctor who caused a secondary injury?
A: Yes, an injured worker can file a separate medical malpractice claim when the doctor is not an employee of the same company. While often referred to as “WC” doctors, they usually are not employed by the company where the worker was injured or the workers’ compensation carrier.

Based on the facts you presented, your permanent damages arising from treatment for your work injury become part of the responsibility of the workers’ compensation carrier. Given the complexity of your situation, I recommend that you consult with a board-certified workers compensation specialist to look at the specific facts in your claim. They should be able to refer you to a medical malpractice attorney and work together for the best result for you. ... Read More
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. ... Read More
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
Ramsay Law Firm, PA
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 (Today)
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
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed