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Benjamin T. Cochran

Benjamin T. Cochran

Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law
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  • North Carolina
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Biography

Managing partner Benjamin T. Cochran oversees the operation of Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law in addition to representing individual clients in cases involving workers’ compensation and personal injury law.

A lifelong North Carolinian, Cochran knew from his high-school days in High Point that he wanted to be an attorney. He received a B.A. degree in economics and African-American studies from the University of North Carolina in 1999 and then enrolled at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University.

As a second-year law student, Cochran started working part-time in the law firm he now manages. During his third year in law school, he was actively handling some aspects of trial work for the firm and then joined as a licensed attorney after getting his J.D. and passing the bar in 2002.

For the first eight years, Cochran concentrated his work exclusively on workers’ compensation issues. He obtained additional training in workers’ compensation law and received designation as a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation by the North Carolina State Bar. In recent years, Cochran has expanded his practice to include personal injury cases, but workers’ compensation remains his primary focus.

Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law
Current
Education
Campbell Law School
J.D. (2002)
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. (1999) | Economics and African American Studies
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Awards
Super Lawyer Honoree
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
US News & World Report - Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer Honoree
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
US News & World Report - Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer Honoree
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
US News & World Report - Best Lawyers
Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
US News & World Report - Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer Honoree
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer Honoree
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
US News & World Report - Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer Honoree
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
US News & World Report - Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer Honoree
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
US News & World Report - Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer Honoree
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
US News & World Report - Best Lawyers
Rising Star List
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
US News & World Report - Best Lawyers
Rising Star List
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Rising Star List
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Rising Star List
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Rising Star List
NC Super Lawyers Magazine
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar  # 28476
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Nine Common Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Workers’ Compensation Case and How to Avoid Making Them
North Carolina’s Guide To Nursing Home Negligence
Seven Big Mistakes to Avoid After a Big Rig Trucking Accident
The Guide To Protecting North Carolina Motorcyclists & Their Families
Speaking Engagements
Medical Records Management for North Carolina Paralegals, CLE for Paralegals
Institute for Paralegal Education, Division of the National Business Institute
Plaintiff’s Attorney Case Law Review, Industrial Commission Conference
Use of Contempt Procedures in Workers’ Compensation Claims, 24th Annual NC Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference
How To Succeed In Mediation, North Carolina Association of Self – Insurers Annual Meeting and Education Conference, North Carolina
North Carolina Association of Self – Insurers
Navigating a Workers’ Compensation Claim Through the Industrial Commission, Raleigh-Wake Paralegal Association, Raleigh, NC
Certifications
Board-Certified Specialist in North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law
North Carolina State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers
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Raleigh, NC Workers Compensation Lawyers
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North Carolina Auto Accident Lawyers
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Wilmington, NC Personal Injury Lawyer
Blog
Hardison & Cochran - North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Blog
Videos
Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode 1: North Carolina Workers' Compensation Basics with NC Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran. H&C Podcast Episode 1 | North Carolina Workers' Compensation Basics with Ben Cochran

Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode 1: North Carolina Workers' Compensation Basics with NC Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if it is required to undergo a surgery that is recommended by a medical professional during the course of a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim. Are You Legally Required To Undergo Surgery in North Carolina Through Workers Comp in Recommended?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if it is required to undergo a surgery that is recommended by a medical professional during the course of a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if injured employees are still entitled to certain employee benefits (medical insurance, dental insurance, holiday time, etc) when they are on light duty and if they have been completely been taken out of work by a medical professional's diagnosis of their injury. Are You Still Entitled To Employee Benefits While On Workers' Compensation in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if injured employees are still entitled to certain employee benefits (medical insurance, dental insurance, holiday time, etc) when they are on light duty and if they have been completely been taken out of work by a medical professional's diagnosis of their injury.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses second medical opinions during the course of a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim. More specifically, he discusses if the request for a second opinion can be denied and ultimately what authority would deny it. Can A Second Opinion Be Denied By Workers' Compensation in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses second medical opinions during the course of a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim. More specifically, he discusses if the request for a second opinion can be denied and ultimately what authority would deny it.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses if injured employees can be fired for simply reaching out to or ultimately hiring an attorney to handle their North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim. Can I Be Fired for Hiring or Talking to an Attorney about my North Carolina Work Injury?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses if injured employees can be fired for simply reaching out to or ultimately hiring an attorney to handle their North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if an employee has the ability to bring forth a Workers' Compensation claim after he or she has moved on from an employer. Can I File A Workers' Compensation Claim After I Quit A Job In North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if an employee has the ability to bring forth a Workers' Compensation claim after he or she has moved on from an employer.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if injured employers are allowed to leave the state of North Carolina while receiving Workers' Compensation benefits. He also explains what happens in situations where an injured employee may have to move to another state. Can I Leave The State While On Workers' Compensation in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if injured employers are allowed to leave the state of North Carolina while receiving Workers' Compensation benefits. He also explains what happens in situations where an injured employee may have to move to another state.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses if injured employees are allowed to visit and be treated by their regular family doctor after suffering an on-the-job injury in North Carolina. Can I See My Own Doctor After Work Injury in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses if injured employees are allowed to visit and be treated by their regular family doctor after suffering an on-the-job injury in North Carolina.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if injured employees have the availability to return to school while they are receiving North Carolina Workers' Compensation benefits or payments. Can You Go To School While On Workers' Compensation in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if injured employees have the availability to return to school while they are receiving North Carolina Workers' Compensation benefits or payments.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses what elements have to be present to be able to bring a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim forth. Do I Have a North Carolina Workers' Compensation Claim?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses what elements have to be present to be able to bring a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim forth.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if an injured employee who may be on light duty and still working in some capacity at their employer has to use "sick time" for medical appointments that may be scheduled during the course of a work day. Do I Have To Use "Sick Time" To Attend North Carolina Workers' Comp Medical Appointments?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if an injured employee who may be on light duty and still working in some capacity at their employer has to use "sick time" for medical appointments that may be scheduled during the course of a work day.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses drug tests and North Carolina Workers' Compensation. Do You Have to Take a Drug Test For North Carolina Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses drug tests and North Carolina Workers' Compensation.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if an employer is required to hold a job for an employee who has been injured and is recovering. Does My Employer Have To Hold My Job While I'm On Workers' Compensation in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if an employer is required to hold a job for an employee who has been injured and is recovering.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if the Workers' Compensation Insurance Company sends out W2 (or any other wage earning documents) when an injured employee is receiving benefits or payments. Does Workers' Compensation Send W2s to Injured Workers in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses if the Workers' Compensation Insurance Company sends out W2 (or any other wage earning documents) when an injured employee is receiving benefits or payments.

Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode 11: A Discussion of North Carolina Workers' Compensation and Part Time / Seasonal Work with NC Board-Certified Workers Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran H&C Podcast Episode 11 | Part Time / Seasonal Work and North Carolina Workers' Compensation

Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode 11: A Discussion of North Carolina Workers' Compensation and Part Time / Seasonal Work with NC Board-Certified Workers Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran

Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode #4: A Discussion of Injured Employee Surveillance and North Carolina Workers' Compensation with NC Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran. H&C Podcast Episode 4 | North Carolina Workers' Compensation and Injured Employee Surveillance

Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode #4: A Discussion of Injured Employee Surveillance and North Carolina Workers' Compensation with NC Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran.

Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode 6: A Discussion of Medical Providers and North Carolina Workers' Compensation with NC Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran. H&C Podcast Episode 6 | Medical Providers and North Carolina Workers' Compensation with Ben Cochran

Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode 6: A Discussion of Medical Providers and North Carolina Workers' Compensation with NC Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran.

Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode 7: 5 Myths of North Carolina Workers' Compensation Claims with NC Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran. H&C Podcast Episode 7 | 5 North Carolina Workers' Compensation Myths with Ben Cochran

Hardison & Cochran Podcast Episode 7: 5 Myths of North Carolina Workers' Compensation Claims with NC Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Attorney Ben Cochran.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses what it means when an attorney in North Carolina is "Board-Certified" in a certain area of law. What does Workers' Compensation Board-Certification mean in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses what it means when an attorney in North Carolina is "Board-Certified" in a certain area of law.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses situations where an employer does not have Workers' Compensation Insurance and one of their employees is injured on the job. What Happens If My Employer Does Not Have Workers' Comp Insurance and I am Injured?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses situations where an employer does not have Workers' Compensation Insurance and one of their employees is injured on the job.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses situations where an employees injuries are so sever that they are unable to return to their regular job due to work restrictions placed on them by a medical professional. What If I Can't Return to My Job After A Work Injury in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses situations where an employees injuries are so sever that they are unable to return to their regular job due to work restrictions placed on them by a medical professional.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses the role of a nurse case manager in a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim. What is a Nurse Case Manager in a Nurse Case Manager in a NC Workers' Compensation Claim?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses the role of a nurse case manager in a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses who can and has the authority to stop an injured employees benefits in a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim. Who Can Stop My Workers' Compensation Benefits in North Carolina?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyer, discusses who can and has the authority to stop an injured employees benefits in a North Carolina Workers' Compensation claim.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyers, discusses job performance bonus payments and if they are eligible to be included in the calculation for an injured employees Average Weekly Wage and ultimately their Compensation Rate. Will A Bonus Be Included In My North Carolina Workers Compensation Average Weekly Wage Calculation?

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Lawyers, discusses job performance bonus payments and if they are eligible to be included in the calculation for an injured employees Average Weekly Wage and ultimately their Compensation Rate.

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses what benefits are available to workers when they are injured in North Carolina. Workers' Compensation Benefits in North Carolina

Ben Cochran, a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law Attorney, discusses what benefits are available to workers when they are injured in North Carolina.

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Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law
7340 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
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Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law
213 Princess St
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law
1209 Magnolia Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
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Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law
327 Dick Street
Suite 101
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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1290 East Arlington Blvd.
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Greenville, NC 27858
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212 South Wilson Ave
Dunn, NC 28334
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