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Post-Holiday Travel or New Year’s Eve on the Road? Here’s how you can decrease your risk of a vehicle accident!

'Tis the season for distracted drivers! Many families are returning home after holiday travel or gearing up for New Year’s Eve plans. Unfortunately, with the fun and festivities comes many drivers who are not focused on the road while they are driving! With increased traffic and distracted minds, comes the increased risk of a motor vehicle accident.

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Why Obtaining Your Accident Report Quickly Is So Very Important?

If you are involved in a car accident and the police are called to the scene, you may assume that things will proceed in an orderly fashion and that there is nothing to worry about, right? … WRONG!! There are several things that could go wrong or incorrect on an accident report and a small piece of misinformation could make a huge difference in the results of your claim.

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North Carolina’s Top Ten (10) Industries With Highest Rate of Work-Related Injuries, and Most Common Types of Injuries

Although work injuries can and do occur in all types of jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent studies show that the top industries with the highest rates of workplace injuries are:

• Health care and social assistance (544,800 workplace injuries)
• Retail trade (401,100 workplace injuries)
• Manufacturing (395,300 workplace injuries)
• Accommodation and food services (271,000 workplace injuries)
• Transportation and warehousing (213,100 workplace injuries)
• Construction (195,600 workplace injuries)
• Wholesale trade (157,100 workplace injuries)
• Administrative and waste services (112,800 workplace injuries)
• Other services (except public administration) (70,800 workplace injuries)
• Professional and technical services (66,100 workplace injuries)

While the above are the top industries for workplace injuries in North Carolina, workers in all types of jobs are at risk for suffering injuries on the job.

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Why you should consult a lawyer BEFORE you give a recorded statement in a Workers’ Compensation case

You were injured at work and an insurance adjuster calls you for a recorded statement, just to hear your side of the story, right? … WRONG. While answering questions about the accident can seem harmless, there are many, many adjusters who will take the opportunity during the recorded statement to get you to say things that will harm your claim.

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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.