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Asbestos Exposure: What Workers Need to Know

There are many dangerous items that a person could be exposed to during a construction job, including asbestos. Suffering exposure to asbestos can lead to long-term consequences, including multiple forms of cancer — and even death. Since asbestos is such a dangerous substance, employers are required to protect their employees from prolonged exposure. Unfortunately, many Read More

How the Workers’ Comp Claim Procedure Works in North Carolina

Workers’ comp claims arise when an employee gets injured on the job and files a claim through their employer’s or state’s workers’ comp agency for compensation for their damages. If you’ve been hurt at work and need to file a workers’ comp claim, keep reading to get a better understanding of what all is involved Read More

Workers’ Compensation: What is My Accident Worth?

When you’re hurt in the course of your work duties, worker’s compensation is there to protect you and make sure that you have the funds needed to pay your medical bills and get some level of weekly compensation to pay your bills and stay above water while you recover. Many people wonder what kinds of Read More

Can Your Boss Make You Quit After an Injury?

Collecting workers’ compensation is supposed to take place in a no-fault system. That means if you’re hurt on the job, it doesn’t matter whose fault the injury was—you’re entitled to have your medical bills covered, and collect weekly benefits, if needed, to cover your lost wages while you recover. Unfortunately, all too many employers forget Read More

I Was Hurt in a Scaffolding Accident, What Can I Do?

If you’re a construction site worker, then it’s likely that a large part of your workday is spent avoiding common construction site hazards so that you can make it home safely. However, even if you’re cautious, it’s still possible to suffer a major construction site injury, particularly one caused by unsafe scaffolding. Even with the Read More

I Was Injured on a Construction Site, What Are My Legal Options?

Construction sites are extremely dangerous, especially when they are located in the middle of a city. When a pedestrian walks by a construction site, there is also the risk of severe injury, pricey medical bills and lost income due to missed work. If you’ve been injured on or near a construction site, then you might Read More

Workers’ Compensation: How to Make Sure You Get Paid

Workers’ compensation is specifically designed to protect and support injured workers who are unable to perform their jobs after a workplace accident. However, like most insurance companies, your workers’ compensation insurance company is focused on saving as much money as possible, which means they will likely be diligent about finding ways to deny your claim Read More

Why Are Work Injury Claims Different than Personal Injury Claims?

When you’re injured at work, you may be aware that you are entitled to coverage for your injuries under workers’ compensation laws. Many people, however, fail to understand the important differences between a claim filed under workers’ compensation laws and a claim filed as a personal injury case. The two forms of injury are very Read More

What To Do If You’re Hurt on the Job in Greensboro

Work-related injuries can cause quite a few complications in the life of the injured employee. If you’re an injured worker, you want to make sure that your trauma is fairly compensated. Mike Lewis Attorneys, Greensboro workers’ comp lawyers, are always here to fight for your case, but you can also help yourself by following these Read More

Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney After a Medical Exam

If you are filing a workers’ compensation case, sometimes there may be a dispute about your medical condition, and the insurance company, hearing officer or judge may ask for you to undergo an IME—or independent medical examination. Most often the insurance company chooses the doctor, and the IME will be used as evidence in your Read More

What Happens When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp?

Workers’ compensation insurance is a system which allows company employees to receive benefits for a job-related injury regardless of fault. Workers’ comp. programs can provide medical benefits and sometimes temporary compensation until the employee is able to return to work. This all sounds fantastic, but what happens if you get hurt and your employer doesn’t Read More

Workers’ Comp in North Carolina: What You Need to Know

In the simplest terms, workers’ compensation is an exchange: employees give up their right to sue their employers for injuries and illnesses that happen because of their work, and in exchange have the right to recompense for their medical bills and lost wages due to a long- or short-term inability to continue working. Unfortunately, the Read More

We Can Help You Ease Back Into the Workplace After an Injury

If you have recently been injured while at work, you might be anxious to get back on the job. Along with potentially being bored from sitting around and not working, you might be feeling the financial pinch from being home. However, you should never try to jump back into work right away. Instead, consider working Read More

When It’s Actually Worth It To Pursue A Workers’ Comp Case

If you’ve been injured in a work accident, you may have a lot of unanswered questions, especially if the accident was not your fault. Like most, the biggest issue on your mind will be how you’re going to pay your bills while you’re recovering from your injuries. After all, the paychecks stop once you’ve become Read More

The Truth About Workplace Electrical Injuries

During the years 1992-2002, there were 46,598 US workplace injuries (last available figure) caused by electrical accidents. These types of injuries can be very severe and may make a consultation with a workers’ comp attorney essential. The following information on the causes of electrical injuries is provided by The Fire Protection Research Foundation: Overhead power lines: 46% Wiring Read More

Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp Insurance? We Can Help!

If you have been involved in an injury at work, you are probably dealing with a lot of different issues. Along with dealing with the pain of your injury, you might also be itching to get back to the things that you are used to doing, such as going to work or participating in physical Read More

Work Safety: Heavy Equipment

On March 8, a man was killed in a construction accident in Summerfield. The man walked into the path of excavator and was struck by the counterweight. If your job requires you to work with or around heavy equipment, your safety, as well as the safety of those around you, should be a top priority. Read More

Don’t Let Your Boss MAKE You Come To Work Too Soon

If you are currently going through a workers’ compensation case after a workplace injury, you might not think that it’s necessary to hire a workers’ comp attorney. However, if your employer is urging you to come back to work before your doctor says that it’s okay — such as if your boss is threatening to give Read More

3 Important Items To Bring Your Workers’ Comp Lawyer

If you are currently going through a workers’ compensation claim, you might be thinking about hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer. This is a good way to ensure that your case is handled as it should be, but if you want your lawyer to do the best job possible, you’ll need to bring him or her the Read More

Explaining the Basics of Workers’ Compensation

Most everyone has heard of workers’ compensation, but unless you’ve been through it, you may not really have a full understand of how it works. Here, our experienced workers’ compensation lawyer goes over the basics of workers’ compensation to help you better understand the program if you find yourself needing to file a claim. Each state mandates Read More

The Role of Negligence in a Work Injury

North Carolina workers can file for benefits when suffering from injuries that occurred while on the job, but some workers may need to decide between accepting workers’ compensation or filing a suit. A suit may be applicable when negligence occurred, and one trucker recently won a suit after negligent maintenance practices contributed to causing his Read More

3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Workers Compensation Claim Denial

If you are out of work due to an injury that occurred in the workplace, you are probably working with workers compensation to get the money that you are owed. It is important to protect yourself while this is going on, however, so that you can help prevent your claim from being denied. These are Read More

Our Workers’ Comp Attorneys Discuss Medical Care

If you have been injured in the workplace, should you get a worker’s compensation settlement first and then seek medical care? Though you can argue that the facts alone prove you suffered an injury, diagnostic testing and medical treatment are necessary to prove the full extent of your injuries. Without treatment and testing, your employer’s worker’s compensation Read More

Are You Feeling Bullied By Your Boss After An Injury?

Workers who have been injured on the job too frequently experience various forms of intimidation after filing a workers’ comp claim. Some workers are afraid to file a claim at all because they fear of retaliation from their employer. In 1992, North Carolina enacted the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) to prevent employers from discouraging Read More

Please Don’t Ever Do This After A Work Accident

There are a variety of injuries which can happen at work. They range from small things, like minor cuts and bruises to more serious injuries, including broken bones and loss of limbs. While some injuries are one-time incidents, others result from years of exposure to specific work conditions. No matter the conditions of the injury, Read More

Four Reasons Why Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Denied

Most employers with three or more workers must cover them with workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation pays the employee medical benefits as well as wage replacement after suffering an injury from a work accident. However, your claim can be denied for a number of reasons. Knowing these reasons will help you avoid costly mistakes that lead Read More

These Are The Proper Steps When Dealing With A Workplace Injury

According to a recent article, data from the state Department of Labor shows that the number of workplace accidental deaths was down in 2015. Whereas 41 people died in workplace accidents in 2015, there were 45 workplace accidental deaths in 2014. This data only comes from industries regulated by the state Department of Labor and Read More

Seven Common Workplace Injury Claims

Thousands of people make workers’ compensation claims each year because of workplace accidents that cause serious injuries. In spite of workplace safety codes meant to protect workers, accidents still happen. One of the best ways to avoid work related accidents is having an understanding of how they occur. This allows the worker to recognize the Read More