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Can a Death From COVID be Considered a Wrongful Death?

More than 3.1 million people have died as a result of COVID-19. For some, they'll never know how they contracted the virus, but for others, the source is clear, and they may even have contracted it at work. If your loved one died due to COVID-19, and the conditions they contracted the virus under were not up to safety protocols, you may be wondering if their passing can be considered a wrongful death. Can I Sue If My Loved One Died Of COVID-19 They Contracted At Work? Usually, if someone dies due to an accident or disease contracted at work, the deceased's worker's...

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How a Personal Injury Case is Handled in North Carolina

If you’ve suffered an injury on the job in North Carolina, in addition to recovering from your injuries, you may be feeling anxious about how your employer and the North Carolina legal system will handle your personal injury case. The two most important things to know about personal injury cases In North Carolina are: Employees have three years to file a personal injury claim; North Carolina enforces “shared fault.” How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit In North Carolina? If you suffer a personal injury accident, such as a slip and fall on someone else’s dangerous property, you have three years...

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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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