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Immediate vs. Long-Term Workplace Injuries

When you suffer an injury at work, filing a worker’s compensation claim can help you supplement your income while you recover. However, not all injuries are created equal. Under the law and according to the insurance company, a large difference exists between immediate and long-term workplace injuries when it relates to worker’s compensation claims. Worker’s compensation can pay for lost wages and medical bills, but workers’ compensation will pay permanent disability benefits when the injury is permanent. What’s The Difference Between Immediate Vs. Long-Term Workplace Injuries? To have your injury deemed a long-term or “residual injury,(1)” you must document why the injury causes permanent...

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Buy a Defective Product? Know Your Rights

Almost everyone has suffered buyer’s remorse once in their life. But if you bought a defective product and suffered an injury, you likely want to hold someone accountable and rightly deserve damages to pay for your pain and suffering. If you buy a defective product, you have rights and should contact a lawyer right away. What Are My Rights When I Buy A Defective Product? If you purchased a defective product and want to recover your losses, you can file a lawsuit. First, you and your legal team will need to discover who to hold accountable and name as the defendant in your...

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Medical Malpractice More Prevalent Than Ever

One of the leading causes of death in the United States may surprise you: It’s your doctor. Medical malpractice ranked third as the leading cause of death among Americans in 2016. Medical malpractice has become more prevalent than ever. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a doctor, medical professional, or a hospital, enlisting the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve to deal and recover from this devastating loss or injury. What Is Medical Malpractice? When a patient suffers harm or death due to a doctor or medical professional...

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Common Reasons For Being Denied a Worker’s Compensation Claim

If you injured yourself while at work, you’re probably hoping your company's insurance will approve your worker’s compensation claim to supplement your income and pay for any medical bills. However, insurance companies frequently deny worker’s compensation claims for a variety of common reasons. If you learn those reasons and work with a personal injury attorney before submitting your claim, you’ll increase your chances of having your claim approved. What Are Some Common Reasons Insurance Companies Deny A Worker’s Compensation Claim? Worker’s compensation claims frequently get denied for many reasons that you can altogether avoid. Some common reasons insurance companies deny a worker’s compensation claim...

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Know Your Rights If You Slip and Fall in North Carolina

When you slip and fall, the conditions may yield more than just a bruised ego. Lingering and severe injuries can happen when you slip and fall on someone's or some place's property, and they were negligent in the property's upkeep. North Carolina law widely protects victims who experience personal injury due to a property owner's negligence, so reaching out to a lawyer right away can help you pay for medical bills and receive compensation. Can I File A Personal Injury Lawsuit For A Slip And Fall Accident In North Carolina? If you slip and fall on someone else's property and get injured, you...

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Have a Plan for Traffic Accident

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Traffic accidents occur instantly and cause damage, financial issues, and even medical issues in the weeks and months to come. Safe driving helps eliminate some risk of traffic accidents, but often car accidents might not even be your fault. Having a plan before an accident occurs will help you handle the stressful and frantic moment better if it occurs. How Do You Know Who Is At Fault In A Traffic Accident? Knowing who caused a traffic accident isn't always clear cut, such as when two drivers merge into a single lane and collide. In general, traffic laws will help determine who was the careless...

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What to Know About Class-Action Personal Injury Lawsuits in NC

When a large number of people suffer the same or similar harm, they can file a class-action personal injury lawsuit. Class action suits are complex, but with the proper legal representation, you'll have a chance to win damages for everyone harmed. How Does A Class-Action Personal Injury Lawsuit In North Carolina Work? When there are multiple plaintiffs, a standard personal injury lawsuit no longer presents as the best legal option. North Carolina law dictates that not every plaintiff needs to be heard individually when each case is so similar. Regardless of how many plaintiffs exist, one or a couple will file as "representatives" of a class-action personal...

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What Essential Workers Need to Know Going Into Flu Season

Essential workers face the prospect of a double pandemic this year -- the flu and the Coronavirus. Essential workers range from health care professionals and emergency workers to grocery store workers, delivery drivers, and police officers. What you may not know is these workers may have some extra protection. How Can Essential Workers Protect Themselves This Flu Season? The best outcome this flu season is essential workers staying healthy. Some key ways to protect yourself include: washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds at a time wear a face mask social distance when able eat a healthy diet keep hand sanitizer in your work...

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Your Rights if You Have to Miss Work From a Serious Illness

Dealing with a serious illness comes with a slew of doctor's appointments, medical treatments, bills, and much-needed recovery time. For employed people who suffer from a serious illness, also juggling work can cause anxiety about your career's future and your income. Know that when you suffer from a serious illness and need to miss work, you have rights that protect you. What Constitutes A Serious Illness? Before understanding your rights around paid leave, it's essential to distinguish if your illness is considered serious by the Federal government. Your illness will be classified as serious if: • your treatment or recovery time requires an inpatient stay at...

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What to Do When a Repetitive Stress Injury Leads to Disability

It's common to equate workplace injuries with a single catastrophic injury that leads to disability and needing time off. However, too many workers often need to utilize disability because of a repetitive stress injury caused by their work duties. Workers executing repetitive motions, such as holding a jackhammer or even typing, can cause repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). Those workers are entitled to workers' compensation benefits to prove their work duties are to blame for their injuries. What Is A Repetitive Stress Workplace Injury? Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) present as: pain, which can range from tenderness, a dull ache, throbbing to acute pain tingling numbness ...

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