5 Things to remember when making a workers’ compensation claim View Post

5 Things to remember when making a workers’ compensation claim

There are many reasons why insurance companies deny workers’ compensation claims. The most common ones are the injury does not fit the specific definition of a covered “injury by accident”, it did not occur while on the job, the claimant had a preexisting condition that wasn’t related to work, or the worker failed to file the claim on time without a valid excuse.

Important Workers’ Compensation terms to remember View Post

Important Workers’ Compensation terms to remember

Having an accident on the job is bad because it can leave you with a disabling injury that can prevent you from working. But what’s even worse is if you don’t understand the intricacies of Workers’ Compensation law in North Carolina. How do you claim your benefits? What are your options? How do you protect your family and future?

If you don’t have an attorney, now is the right time to consult one to ensure that you get what you deserve.

What disabilities can result from brain injuries? View Post

What disabilities can result from brain injuries?

Two years after retiring, Junior Seau, a popular linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) known for his passionate play, took his own life. While his death on May 2, 2012 shocked the football world, it also brought to light the problem of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a rare condition caused by traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that usually affects people who play football and other contact sports.

Are spinal cord injuries covered by workers’ compensation benefits? View Post

Are spinal cord injuries covered by workers’ compensation benefits?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) can dramatically change a person’s life. Aside from pain and suffering, the condition can affect the patient’s day-to-day activities and interfere with his work and relationships.

Workers in North Carolina who are involved in accidents that injure the spinal cord may lose their life’s savings to expensive treatments.

How bad does work-related injury have to be to file a case? View Post

How bad does work-related injury have to be to file a case?

No one wants them, but they happen anyway. Whether as a result of misfortune, carelessness, or a bad working environment, work-related injuries occur, and they usually come when you least expect them.

While the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) has helped prevent work-related injuries, saving thousands of lives by improving workplace safety and health conditions, many individuals remain at serious risk of injury or death because of unsafe jobs.