Shankle Law Firm is collecting donations for those affected by the earthquake in Ecuador. Please drop any donations you have off at Shankle Law Firm by 5pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, as we will be delivering them the following day.
PRAYING FOR ECUADOR
The earthquake in Ecuador was particularly tragic news for Shankle Law Firm (SLF), as many of our past and present employees call Ecuador their first home.
An earthquake, magnitude 7.8 occurred in Ecuador, killing 673 people and injuring more than 16,600. This tragedy was very personal for us. We have worked with many clients from Ecuador, …
Unless you just enjoy being provided the basic minimum you may be entitled to, then “yes” you still need an attorney! In a compensable workers’ compensation case, the insurance company is obligated to meet certain basic requirement like paying your checks and medical bills and it is not doing you a personal favor.
If you have a work injury and file a workers’ compensation claim, expect that a private investigator may be watching you at any time. Insurance adjusters quite possibly fantasize about catching you snow skiing when you have an ankle injury or lifting your child when you have a back injury.
I get it, your workers’ compensation checks are rolling in, your medical care is being covered by the insurance company, your employer is kind-of being nice to you…of course you think you don’t need an attorney! Don’t be lured by a false sense of security, because the reality is that the insurance company could stop paying checks, paying for care, and your employer could terminate you in NC despite having a workers’ comp case.
Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! Maybe your company is celebrating St. Patty’s day with an outing, or maybe you were injured walking to an off-premises social event with coworkers or playing softball at a company function. There are many situations like this that I am asked about frequently when an injury didn’t happen at work, but has some connection to a person’s job.
If you are fortunate enough to be gainfully employed and earning income, you are likely gearing up for filing taxes on April 18, 2016. Or, you may one of the early birds that already filed and hope for a rapid tax refund…if so congrats to you for getting it over already! About this time each year our workers’ compensation clients call asking if they owe taxes on their workers’ comp benefits or settlement.
Maggie was invited to speak at Flint Groves Baptist Church in Gastonia, N.C. She addressed a group from the Latino community on Workers’ Comp and Immigration Services, their value and how to access them. She had the opportunity to answer questions from the audience as well as speak to people individually after the event.