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Reasons Your Pain Medication Coverage May Be Limited in an N.C. Workers Comp Claim

Suffering an injury on the job can cause severe pain to the worker, especially in jobs where labor involves working from high heights, scaling buildings, or physical labor. Managing the resulting pain in workers is a real challenge that can require medication, but your worker's compensation may limit what pain therapy you have access to. Why Would Pain Medication Be Limited Under Worker's Compensation Claims? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 130 people die each day in the U.S. as a result of opioids. Opioids are narcotic painkillers that work by preventing pain signals from reaching the brain. They...

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Hyland + Padilla Receive Expertise ‘Best Car Accident Lawyers in Cary’ Award

Hyland + Padilla Receive Expertise 'Best Car Accident Lawyers in Cary' Award Expertise.com finds and reviews the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the U.S. Each month, we research more than 60,000 businesses to help customers find the best-qualified professional for their needs. Our research process is always evolving to keep up with industry changes, so we're confident that when we say a provider is one of the best, it is. Read more on Expertise's page about the selection process....

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3 Reasons Your Workers Comp Claim Could Be Denied

After a work-related injury, you may assume that receiving worker’s compensation would be automatic. However, insurance companies can deny worker’s compensation claims for various reasons. Understanding three top reasons a worker’s compensation claim may be denied before filing out your paperwork can save you headaches and speed up the time it takes to receive your much-needed benefits. What Are Some Reasons A Worker’s Compensation Claim Can Be Denied? While companies must have worker’s compensation coverage, the insurance company’s primary goal is not to pay out on that policy. Because of this, they may deny your claim for a few critical reasons. A...

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Limits of a Construction Company’s Liability When You Are Injured on the Job

As a construction worker who suffers an injury on the job, you may think the construction company employing you is liable; however, there are limitations to what they can be held responsible for. Do I Qualify For Workers' Compensation Coverage? Construction companies in North Carolina that employ three or more people must carry workers' compensation coverage. This is no-fault insurance. It does not matter how the person was hurt. However, many construction workers are called or considered "independent contractors" and worry that workers' compensation coverage doesn't apply to them because they're not technically employees and file taxes as contractors. However, your entitlement...

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Hyland + Padilla Receive Expertise ‘Best Car Accident Lawyers in Cary’ Award

Hyland + Padilla Receive Expertise 'Best Car Accident Lawyers in Cary' Award Expertise.com finds and reviews the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the U.S. Each month, we research more than 60,000 businesses to help customers find the best-qualified professional for their needs. Our research process is always evolving to keep up with industry changes, so we're confident that when we say a provider is one of the best, it is. Read more on Expertise's page about the selection process....

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Hyland + Padilla Becomes Member Of The NCAJ

Hyland + Padilla Becomes Member Of The North Carolina Advocates Of Justice Group Hyland + Padilla is now a proud member of NCAJ (the North Carolina Advocates of Justice). Here is what NCAJ write about becoming a member: As an NCAJ member, you are part of a nonprofit, nonpartisan association dedicated to empowering a strong community of trial lawyers to protect people, prevent injustice and promote fairness. Each year, thousands of North Carolina citizens are accused, injured or permanently disabled. Many North Carolina laws do not always benefit and protect these individuals. Trial lawyers take up their fight to ensure they and their families...

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Defense Attorney Tactics During Personal Injury Cases

Showing proof of your injury to win a personal injury lawsuit isn’t as simple as it seems. A personal injury defense attorney will have tactics to show you contributed to the damage or it wasn’t the defendant’s fault you were injured. When preparing for your case, understanding what tactics a defense attorney may use can help you and your legal team prep the most robust case possible. What Tactics Would A Defense Attorney Use In A Personal Injury Case? A defense attorney in a personal injury case will try to prove you contributed to your injury through negligence. For example, maybe there’s...

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Documentation You Need When Filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim

If you suffer an injury while working on the job, the next most important thing you can do after seeking medical attention is to file a worker's compensation claim. When you file your claim, you must ensure your worker's comp documentation aligns to help expedite your paperwork and get you the money you need as quickly as possible. What Documentation Do I Need When Filing A Worker's Compensation Claim? While it would be excellent for filing a worker's compensation claim to be a simple form stating you've been injured, it's far more complex and requires multiple forms for you to receive...

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When Is Settling a Claim in Your Best Interest?

When trying to receive compensation after a personal injury, you probably think your main goal is to win. However, in many cases, settling can be your best bet to receiving the most significant cash settlement versus nothing at all. If there’s a chance you may receive nothing at all, or the discussions could extend over the course of several years and delay financial compensation, it may be in your best interest to settle your claim. When Should I Settle A Personal Injury Claim? In most cases, an insurance company will negotiate with you and your legal team and make a settlement offer...

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A Motorcyclist’s Guide to Protecting Yourself Legally

Motorcyclists share the road with cars and trucks, but motorcyclists carry far more risk. According to the NHTSA, motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to be killed in an accident compared with someone driving or riding in a passenger vehicle. Understanding what you can do to protect yourself before and after an accident can make a massive difference for your safety, financial health, and legal protection. What Can I Do To Protect Myself Before A Motorcycle Crash? The best way to protect yourself from a motorcycle crash is to not get in one. Start by driving responsibly, following speed limits, carefully taking curves,...

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