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If I’m injured while driving on the job, is that considered Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury?

Many professions now require you to drive as part of your job. Whether it is delivering items (pizzas, packages, materials) or driving to a destination to make a sales call, perform a service, or meet with a client, your job may require that you drive.

So what happens if you are injured in an automobile accident due to some else’s negligence while driving for work? Is that considered a Workers’ Compensation (WC) case or a Personal Injury (PI) case? Well, often, it is both and is referred to as a “dual’ (WC and PI) claim.

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Why Choose Shankle Law Firm?

In addition to the pain experienced in a work-related injury, you may also be frightened and experiencing high levels of anxiety associated with thoughts like:

When can I go back to work?
Will my employer hold my job?
Will I be terminated?
How long and what type of medical treatments will I require?
Who will pay the medical bills?
Can I receive workers’ compensation?
What should I do next?

It is understandable that with the pain and emotions you are feeling, the last thing you want to do is contact an attorney.

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Most People Love Amazon Prime Day, But How Are All Those Packages Delivered?

Each year, Amazon hosts its annual Amazon Prime Day!  Initially known to rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime Day has now grown in to the largest “single day” shopping event in the United States.  Though this day is typically held in July of each year, as a play off of “Christmas in July”, it was pushed back this year due to the uncertainties associated with the coronavirus.

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Do you have a Traumatic Brain Injury that was caused from a work injury?

The Brain Injury Association of America (formerly known as the National Head Injury Foundation) was founded on September 23, 1980 and is celebrating their 40th Anniversary today!

The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (hereinafter “TBI”) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.

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Workers’ Comp: It’s so confusing!

Workers’ Comp can often seem like a foreign language!  It has its own court system, forms and acronyms that can make it virtually impossible to navigate if you are unfamiliar with the process. The North Carolina Industrial Commission’s website can be very helpful in guiding you through the workers’ comp system if you are trying to handle your case on your own.