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The attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick represent individuals who have been injured on the job and individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others. We also represent workers in asbestosis, silicosis, and other job-related chemical exposure claims and the families of workers in death claims. Partners Sam Scudder, April Seguin, and John Hedrick are Board Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law as certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.


Our attorneys and staff work as a team to provide thorough, equitable, and individualized representation of our clients. Because each client's claim is different, we provide personalized attention to each of our clients from the initial consultation through the resolution of a claim. Although we may represent many clients whose injuries are similar, we do not process claims in mass groups. One of our firm policies is to complete our work by established deadlines and not to seek extensions of these deadlines. This expediency allows us to move your claim along as efficiently as possible.


Our offices are located in Raleigh, Morehead City, and Fayetteville, but we represent people all over the state of North Carolina. We will travel to your home or area for an initial consultation if you cannot come to one of our offices. Our practice is limited to claims that are linked to the state of North Carolina.


We do not charge a fee for an initial consultation, and our attorneys are available when you contact us to discuss your claim. Workers' compensation claims are handled on a contingency basis, which means that we are paid only if you recover. All of our fees in workers' compensation cases must be approved by the North Carolina Industrial Commission.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 80%
    25 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 8%
    18 years
  3. Personal Injury: 8%
    25 years
  4. Mediation: 4%
    18 years



Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Samuel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Seth M. Bernanke

    Sam is a smart, caring and diligent attorney. Over the many years I have known him, I have seen him come up with innovative and practical solutions to obtain successful results for his clients. He is considered a "go-to" lawyer in the NC plaintiff's workers' comp legal community when the going gets rough.


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Contact info

Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC

We have a statewide practice
Eastern North Carolina, NC

316-B Commerce Avenue
Morehead City, NC, 28557

Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC

Workers' Compensation Attorneys
5104-D Western Blvd.
Raleigh, NC, 27606

596 Executive Place, Suite 201
Fayetteville, NC, 28305



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation LawN.C. Board of Legal Specialization2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group - National WC AssociationN/AN/A
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Florida College of PharmacyPharmacyB.S. Pharmacy1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
on topics including Ethics, WC, Vocational Rehabilitation, Liens, etc.Numerous Continuing Legal Education ProgramsN/A