With 30 years’ experience handling and defending workers’ compensation claims before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and North Carolina courts, Tom Page is well-equipped to handle any challenging case that comes his way.
A partner in the firm’s Charlotte office, he represents a variety of employers, from small businesses to large Fortune 500 companies. He also lends his services in workers compensation law, trucking and transportation law and employment law to a number of self-insured and high retention employers, insurance administrators, and carriers. Tom’s clients include employers in the healthcare, hospitality, trucking, and construction industries.
A Kentucky native, Tom earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville. He joined Hedrick Gardner’s Wilmington office in 1990 and moved to Charlotte in 1995.
He is an active member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Defense Research Institute. As a board member of the NCBA’s Workers’ Compensation Section, he served as a liaison between the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the legal community. Tom is recognized by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America publication for work in his workers’ compensation practice.
Tom and his wife Dana are the proud parents of two daughters and a son, all of whom have recently graduated from college. Dana is involved in a Charlotte animal rescue organization and with three rescue dogs of their own, the house remains alive. Tom loves boating, fishing and relaxing with his family at the lake.
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:
- North Carolina State Bar
- North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
- Defense Research Institute
- Member, Workers’ Compensation Section
- Transportation Legal Association
- North Carolina Association of Staffing Professionals
- Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2013-2020 in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
“We at Marriott appreciate Tom’s prompt, expert and efficient service on our North Carolina Worker’s Compensation claims. Throughout our long term relationship, Tom has proven to be a reliable partner who understands our business and knows how to guide us to successful results.” -Claims Unit Manager, Marriott
“Working with Tom is awesome! His expertise and down to earth personality make him an excellent resource for our organization.” -Director, Carolinas HealthCare System
“About three years ago, PeopLease Corporation made a massive expansion into North Carolina and we had trouble navigating the complicated world of North Carolina workers’ compensation. Tom Page became our savior with his invaluable advice and dedicated work to our files. With his assistance, we have significantly increased our closing ratio of North Carolina claims and increased our revenue due to the favorable outcomes we have received on litigated files. With over 1,500 North Carolina employees in the transportation industry and 100 annual workers’ compensation claims in the state, we would not be able to continue to be competitive without his assistance.” -Corporate Counsel, PeopLease Corporation
“Tom Page has done an excellent job in defending Shaw’s workers’ compensation claims. He aggressively defends the cases where we feel adamant that a work injury did not occur, and he has been very successful in negotiating settlements to bring claims to resolution. Tom has been a vital part of our workers’ compensation team working well with the personnel at our facilities and the adjusters responsible for managing our claims.” -Risk Management, Shaw
“Working with Tom Page has been both a pleasure and a very successful experience. He communicates well with both the employer, the carrier and opposing counsel. He accurately values claims and builds a very comprehensive defense. He has been successful in negotiating reasonable settlements on our behalf and representing us at trial when necessary. He has made a significant positive impact on our workers compensation. We would not have been able to reduce our overall workers compensation costs without his counsel.” –EHS Manager, PGT Industries
“Today is my last day at Gallagher. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Tom and his staff for all the help and support that they have provided me during my tenure. Tom, you are very special, your expertise is beyond compare, and your personal skills are beyond comprehension. I could always rely upon you to guide and direct me in the proper manner. Once again, Thanks for all you do for me and Gallagher. – Addie R. Lee, Gallagher Bassett
“Tom’s knowledge of the law, his ability to effectively defend cases in a timely and cost effective manner with consistently positive results along with his unswerving ability to deliver exceptional customer service is second to none.” – Manager, Estes Express Lines