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Medical Malpractice: Why You Should Know About Surgical Errors

Whenever surgery is needed, most patients believe is that it will be completed successfully by the doctor doing the procedure. Unfortunately, there are situations where this doesn’t always happen. While it isn’t often, there are times where an error can occur. When this happens, the default is to define the situation as medical malpractice. However, Read More

What Should I Do After Being Hurt at Work

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Safety Tips: How to Avoid Accidents at Street Festivals

Being hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian is one of the most damaging, life-altering experiences that a person can endure. As the weather turns warm and more people are out and about at festivals, the chances for this type of automotive accident increases. To make sure that you’re able to enjoy festivals safely this Read More

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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against a Drug Company

To treat serious conditions and to improve their quality of life, millions of Americans depend on prescription drugs. While most people take their prescription drugs every day without incident, others aren’t as lucky. It’s possible to ingest a prescription drug that was manufactured with a defect, which can cause damage to your body and even Read More

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Drunk Driving Accidents: When a Pedestrian is Hurt

Drunk driving accidents are tragically common, often resulting in serious and sometimes deadly injuries. This is especially true when a drunk driving accident involves a pedestrian. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, it can affect their life to a large degree, which is why many people consider a personal injury lawsuit after being Read More

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I Got Food Poisoning From a Restaurant: What Are My Options?

When you go out for a meal at your favorite restaurant, you expect your meal to be tasty and safe. Unfortunately, even if you’ve been a patron of a restaurant for years without incident, there is always the possibility of suffering food poisoning. For most people, food poisoning is a nuisance that clears up in Read More

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Chemical Exposure in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Depending on your career, being exposed to chemicals may be a typical part of your workday. However, even if exposure to chemicals is a necessary part of your job, your employer is still required to protect you from the potential damage of these chemicals. If you’ve been exposed to chemicals in your workplace that have Read More

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I Fell on the Sidewalk: What Are My Legal Options?

No matter the time of year, it’s possible to suffer a slip and fall accident on a city sidewalk. Although mostly minor, some slip and fall accidents can be very serious, causing major injuries that limit your ability to work and reduce your quality of life. Many people who suffer slip and fall accidents on Read More

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How Will a Medical Lien Impact My Injury Case?

Personal injury victims have a right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If the injury victim wins their personal injury case and receives a settlement award, the agencies that initially paid for their care and treatment may have a right to recover their medical expenses from your settlement. Government agencies, hospitals and medical Read More

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Getting Medical Treatment After an Accident Without Insurance

When you’re injured in an accident and you need medical treatment, your medical insurance is normally the first place you turn when you need to pay for your medical bills. But what happens when you don’t have medical insurance? Even if you don’t have medical insurance, you still have a few options available to you Read More

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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

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How to File a Work Related Accident Report

Workers’ compensation insurance is a vital, no-fault protection for workers in almost every job in the nation. It’s in place to make sure that when you’re hurt on the job, no matter the reason for the injury and no matter the cause, you can get your injuries paid for and remain able to make ends Read More

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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

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Does Home Owner’s Insurance Cover Slip and Fall Injuries?

If you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, your injuries should be covered by their homeowner’s insurance. However, many people are shocked to discover that the insurance may not pay out the full amount of the settlement. When you’re counting on that money to pay your mounting medical bills and make ends meet while retaining Read More

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Can I Get Social Security Disability For Headaches?

We recently had a client come into our office who was suffering from severe migraines. She stated that she did not think she had a chance to get disability with “only” headaches. It is usually the case that there is some test for a serious medical problem and this will be used as evidence at Read More

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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

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What to Do if You’re Denied Social Security Disability

Social Security is a vital protection under our federal government that protects us not only in our retirement years but whenever we become injured and too disabled to work. Under Social Security, people who are disabled can collect disability insurance (SSDI) and in some cases supplemental income (SSI). Unfortunately, people who need this money are Read More

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What the “Damages & Compensation Formula” Means For You

When trying to determine how much they will offer an injury claimant, insurance companies will often resort to a predictable formula. This formula is just a ballpark estimate and relies on many variables, but it can help you predict the upper limits of a possible settlement offer. Since settlement negotiation for a personal injury claim Read More

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I Was Hurt by a Coworker, What Are My Legal Options?

Workplace injuries are tragically common, which is the primary reason that workers’ compensation exists. However, not all workplace injuries are cut and dried, particularly those that have been caused by a co-worker. If one of your co-workers has caused you to suffer an injury, then it’s important that you take the proper steps so that Read More

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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

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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

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Hurt on Public Transit? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re like millions of Americans across the country, then you depend on public transportation to live your life. Whether you’re running errands or commuting to and from work, public transit is there to help when you don’t have personal transportation. However, if you frequently use public transit, then it’s likely you’ll eventually suffer an Read More

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I Was Injured in a Road Construction Accident, What Now?

While you’re driving your car, you probably try to stay aware of your surroundings so you can avoid a major accident. However, there is one factor that you might not be aware of with road construction errors. With only minor errors, a poorly constructed road can cause serious accidents and major injuries, potentially harming your Read More

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Personal Injury Attorney: Is the Driver Always at Fault in a Truck Accident?

Semi-truck accidents are some of the most devastating accidents a person can experience. After being hit by a semi-truck, it’s likely that you’re dealing with extensive physical injuries, costly medical bills and emotional aftereffects that are negatively influencing your quality of life. In order to receive compensation after a truck accident, you might be thinking Read More

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Are Stroke Victims Eligible for Social Security Disability?

Strokes are caused by decreased blood flow, and therefore decreased oxygen supply, to the brain. Normally due to a hemorrhage or blocked blood vessel in the brain, strokes can cause significant impairments to their victims such as difficulty walking, poor balance, damaged vision or an inability to communicate. If you have suffered the severe effects Read More

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5 Reasons Why You Can Be Denied Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to workers who have continually contributed to the Social Security system. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits low-income workers who have been disabled. It’s easy to consider why you think you are eligible for these benefits, but it can also be beneficial to consider the Read More

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I Slipped on Ice, Can I File Personal Injury Lawsuit?

While you’re out and about in Winston-Salem and Greensboro this winter, one of the hazards that you need to look out for is icy, slippery surfaces. Slipping on ice can result in a sudden, devastating injury, meaning you might be left in a condition where you’re unable to work and have to find some way Read More

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Workers’ Compensation and Nerve Damage: Am I Covered?

There are many different kinds of injuries you can suffer, and almost everyone carries the potential for nerve damage. Nerve damage, when it occurs, can mean a long and painful road to recovery. Sometimes recuperation from nerve damage can even take years, and it can be very expensive. As a result, many wonder if worker’s Read More

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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

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Common Tactics Used to Derail Personal Injury Victims

After you’ve been hurt in an accident, your first step will be to file an insurance claim. Once your claim has been filed, it’s likely you will receive a call from an insurance adjuster, who will be your point of contact with the insurance company. What many people don’t realize, however, is that adjusters work Read More

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Can Passengers Get Compensated in Car Accident Lawsuits?

If you are riding along as a passenger, you might feel a little helpless in the event of an accident. Especially if your injuries are extensive, you are probably wondering what your options are as far as compensation is concerned. The good news is that you can, in fact, get compensated for your injuries if Read More

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Questions You Should Ask Your SSDI Lawyer Before Hiring Them

A SSDI lawyer is an attorney that handles Social Security and disability cases. Social Security is an extensive system that has many rules and regulations. People with disabilities can petition the Social Security administration to receive monthly stipends. In order to secure payments, petitioners must present proof that they have a disability and need government assistance. Read More

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What a Winston-Salem Worker’s Comp Lawyer Can Do for You

Vocations can come with a certain set of risks. Oftentimes, workers are injured or fall ill due to a work-related incident. If this happens, an employee is entitled to submit a workers compensation claim with his or her employer or insurance agency. Unfortunately, companies and insurance carriers are looking to save money, and paying out Read More

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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

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Why You Should Have a Lawyer at Your Disability Hearing

If you have sustained a disability and require disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that you present your case in court to an Administrative Law Judge. Rather than representing yourself and risking a judge denying your request for disability benefits, hiring a lawyer to represent you and present your case to the judge Read More

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What to Do If You’re Injured By an Unsafe Working Environment

If you had been subjected to an unsafe working environment, getting hurt on the job may have been entirely avoidable. Most company’s workers’ compensation insurance will take care of injured employees, but these benefits do not always provide enough to compensate employees for their injuries. Injured North Carolina workers might want to meet with a Read More

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What Injuries Are Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

Nobody wants to get hurt on the job, but when accidents happen, you need to be able to recover whatever damages you can. In many cases, you will be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, though not all injuries are necessarily protected through workers’ comp. The best way to learn if your injury can Read More

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Work Injury Liability: Who Can You File a Lawsuit Against?

Although the workers’ compensation system can handle most work injury cases on its own, there are several situations where larger settlements or lawsuits are necessary. In cases where an employer, manufacturer, or third party hold responsibility for a work injury, you may be able to sue for damages. Mike Lewis Attorneys are happy to help Read More

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Why You Need to Take Notes After a Car Accident

Immediately following a car accident your mind is likely to be racing about what to do next. The first thing you should do is calm down and make sure everyone is okay. The next thing you should do is grab a paper and a pen and take some notes. Notes will help you tremendously in Read More

Personal Injury Lawsuit Time Limit in North Carolina? | Mike Lewis Attorneys

When Is It Too Late to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in North Carolina?

Whether there was a car accident, a neighbor’s dog bit you, or damage at work (not referring to workers’ comp claims), a personal injury case can occur. A personal injury case can seem self-explanatory, but it is actually a case that can be formalized through court proceedings. It is not always that a case like Read More

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Workers’ Compensation: Interesting Facts You May Not Know

On Sept. 5 of this year, many Americans will sleep in on a Monday, enjoying the beginning of their Labor Day celebrations. Friends and family will join together, meats and vegetables will be grilled, cold drinks will be served, and working Americans will savor a day off from their jobs. Though the holiday provides a Read More

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Personal Injury Settlement

So, you were injured and you received a settlement; now you’re wondering if you have to pay taxes on that settlement. Although there is a good chance the answer is no, be sure to recognize the fact that that’s not always the case. Because the law can be complicated, it’s important that you take the Read More

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North Carolina Workers’ Comp: Is Your Injury Covered?

It’s true that all injuries that take place in the workplace are not covered by workers’ comp. Workers’ comp is an insurance that employers are required to have that assists their employees with recovery in time of a workplace injury caused by an accident. If there is a case of this in your life or Read More

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How to Apply for Workers’ Comp in Winston-Salem

If you’ve been injured on a job, the good news is that it should be covered by the company you’re working for, by insurance called workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp is insurance that is required by law and can have serious consequences if the company in question fails to meet this necessity. The rule of workers’ Read More

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How an Injury Rating Impacts Your Workers’ Comp Claim

Workers’ compensation is used by employers to provide them with a means of insurance in case of injuries in the workplace. Workers’ compensation, or workers’ comp, provides workers with payment of wages, and helps take care of medical bills and disability while the employee can’t work. It sometimes lasts for a time when the employee Read More

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How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help You

So, you got hurt on the job and now you’re not just dealing with physical pain, you’re also dealing with legal issues. The fortunate news is that a lasting impairment from a work injury means you’re eligible for payments from your workers’ comp insurance company. But be careful: once a settlement has been signed, it Read More

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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

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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

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Driving Tips that Will Keep You Safe This Summer

Windows down, bags packed, music blasting and the shining sun: all perfect signs of an epic summer road trip. It’s so easy to want to get out as fast as you can to make sure you can capture that wonderful weekend before work starts up again—or to utilize as many days of summer break. To Read More

Car Accident | Mike Lewis Attorneys

Why You Need to Be Prepared For a Car Accident

It Can Happen to You Odds are pretty slim that you will get struck by lightning tomorrow.  It’s pretty unlikely that you will be swept up in a tornado.  Chances are pretty good you won’t be swallowed into a sinkhole.  But a car accident?  Now that could happen.  And odds are good that in your Read More

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How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You with the Insurance Company

After you’re injured, you have so much on your mind: your next doctor’s appointment, physical therapy, medications—even how you’re going to pay your bills and keep a roof over your head. You may not be able to work, and you know you deserve compensation. There are people shoving papers in your face demanding you sign, Read More

Hurt on the Job | Mike Lewis Attorneys

5 Steps to Take After You’ve Been Hurt on the Job

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that all employers must carry to protect their staff from accidents, injury and illness related to the job. When you are hurt at work, you may have to file a claim to make sure your injuries are covered. However, you have to make sure that you do everything Read More

Why You Need a Strong Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Workers’ compensation is a system of exchange where employees agree not to sue their employer for work-related injuries and illnesses, and in exchange, medical care and other associated costs are covered by the employer’s workers’ comp insurance. Unfortunately, it is all too common for the employer or the insurance company to deny compensation claims or Read More

Work Injury | Mike Lewis Attorneys

How to Prevent a Work Injury from Hurting Your Future

Sometimes you’re working and you suffer an injury or illness that seems relatively minor. Maybe you think you’ve just sprained a wrist, or you catch a cold. You figure let it go, and it’ll get better on its own. Before you know it, it turns out that you’ve got severe carpel tunnel, bronchitis or emphysema Read More

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

When you lose a loved one due to the actions of another, whether deliberate or accidental, suing for money may be the last thing on your mind. However, money will be important when it comes time to handle funeral expenses, settle the estate, and—even in some cases—pay your personal bills. It can be tricky to Read More

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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

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Why Drinking and Driving is Never a Good Idea

  “I feel fine to drive.”  Have you ever said that or heard someone else say it?  Be careful, it’s a trick.  When you first start drinking (in life, not on a particular night) you have mental tolerance and physical tolerance.  Mental tolerance is how it impairs your judgment and reaction times.  Physical tolerance is Read More

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What You Need to Know If You’re Hurt on the Job in North Carolina

If you have been hurt on the job in NC, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. However, the process of filing for workers’ comp is both complicated and fraught with restrictions. It is very common for employers or their insurance carriers to deny or reduce the amount of compensation at first, and both 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

Expenses Associated with Car Accidents

As auto accident lawyers, we have seen many cases involving car accidents. We have seen the pain and suffering associated with crashes and the physical, mental, and financial damages caused by car accidents. Here are some of the financial burdens associated with an auto accident, some of which may not be properly covered if you Read More

How to Initiate the First Steps of a Personal Injury Claim

Right after an accident, when an injury has been incurred by the accident victim; the time is very stressful.  It is not only a stressful time  for the victim–the entire episode can cause a great deal of confusion as to what to do next!  It is advisable, then, that when the victim is ready, he or she start 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

Explaining the Occupational Hazards of Roofing

Every day at their job, roofers are exposed to a multitude of risks, the greatest of which is falling. The longer the roofer’s exposure to the risk, the greater the odds of a falling accident occurring. A study conducted over a 13 year period determined that one-third of fatal construction falls were from roofs. Here are seven 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

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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

Preventing Whiplash Is Better Than Treating It

  Whiplash is usually caused by rear end collisions. While whiplash is best prevented by avoiding the rear-end accident, there is little you can do about the actions of the motorist behind you. Your strategy is limited to not braking too quickly or too hard and perhaps getting out of the way of the colliding car Read More

Things You Should Know Before You Get Hurt on the Job

Whether you have been injured on the job or not, now is the time to make sure your work offers proper workers’ compensation and to come to understand what workers’ comp can do for you. According to a recent article, in 2015, the Industrial Commission, who are responsible for enforcing workers’ compensation laws, collected nearly Read More

Trucking Accident Attorneys Can Help You During the Healing Process

If you have recently been involved in an accident that involved a big rig, you might be in the recovery stage right now. While you’re healing, the last thing that you might want to think about is meeting with a team of trucking accident attorneys, but there are actually a few ways that one of these Read More

Consider These Tips When Deciding On An Attorney

Those who have experienced a personal injury know the debilitation it can cause concerning day-to-day life. Such injuries can make ordinary tasks such as working impossible. As such, many decide to enlist the legal assistance of a personal injury lawyer in drafting a legal claim. By learning how to evaluate personal injury lawyers based upon factors Read More

Do You Know The Signs In Which You Need To Consult An Attorney?

Not every car accident, injury on the job, or other accident or injury is going to require the help of an attorney. Because of that, you might hesitate to contact an attorney after getting hurt. If you are unsure if an attorney can help you, ask yourself these three questions: Was There Substantial Bodily Injury? If Read More

Personal Injury Lawyers Offer Tips on Safely Crossing the Street.

Just before 8 am on October 20, a man attempting to cross the street was struck by a vehicle. The man, who was not crossing at a crosswalk or an intersection, ended up falling into another vehicle and then falling onto the asphalt. Although he was taken the hospital, the man unfortunately later died from Read More

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Premises Liability in the Case of an Injury: North Carolina Law

In North Carolina, premises liability means that a property owner or designated representative is responsible for safe maintenance of his or her property. In instances where property is not safely maintained, and a person has suffered injury due to the unsafe conditions, the property owner may be liable. If, for example, a sidewalk or walkway Read More

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Offer Three Tips for Safe Semi-Truck Driving

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, you will have to share the road with vehicles of a variety of sizes, ranging from small passenger cars (and even smaller motorcycles) to semi-trucks. Whether you are a semi-truck driver or you driver a smaller vehicle, part of keeping yourself and others safe on the road is Read More

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Wrongful Death Claims In North Carolina: A Guide

What does the term “wrongful death” mean? It simply means that another person, or an organization such as a company, has caused someone’s death. It can be caused by a direct action, several types of neglect, or failure to do something. “Wrongful death” is an action to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions Read More

Accident Lawyers Discuss Car Hitting Winston-Salem Home

Winston-Salem police say that a man died in his home after a vehicle crashed into it very early in the morning on Sunday, July 12. Two other residents were not at home when the crash happened. Accident Details According to a report from Fox 8 News, investigators say that a Mitsubishi automobile was westbound on Read More

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Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers in NC Offer Victims and Families Free Legal Help

Did you know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes a report each year that includes semi-truck accident statistics? The latest report available to the public indicated that in excess of 300,000 big rigs crashed in 2013 and more than 3,000 of those accidents proved fatal. Driver error was to blame in 71% of Read More

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Working with Your Greensboro Accident Attorney on a Distracted Driver Accident Case

Despite laws here in North Carolina against distracted driving, many of them simply aren’t strong enough to combat those who continue to abuse the road. With so many people continually causing accidents from distracted driving, you need an accident attorney when a similar accident happens to you. Never should you take on these cases alone, Read More

Alexander Perez Dies After Being Struck By Car

In a tragic accident on Emerson Street, Alexander Torralba Perez, a 10-year-old student, was struck by a Toyota Rav4 on Emerson Street. Perez had just gotten off a school bus when he was struck by the SUV. The accident occurred at nearly 3:30 p.m. on his way home from Konnoak Elementary School. Law enforcement officials Read More

Nissan Faces Defective Floorboard Class Action Lawsuit

Is the floorboard in your Nissan Altima corroding and rusting? Nissan is facing a class action lawsuit over rust-prone floorboards. The lawsuit alleges the carmaker knew about the defect, but hid it from consumers. Now, Nissan is reportedly refusing to cover the cost of repairs. The floorboards, which were reportedly rust-prone cannot withstand the normal Read More

Scaffold Collapses and NC Officials Investigate

A recent scaffolding accident in North Carolina has led to an investigation into why the scaffolding that killed three workers and left several seriously injured collapsed. The State Department of Labor, Raleigh police and fire department officials and others are investigating the cause of the scaffold’s collapse. Several workers were working on a high-rise construction Read More

Insurance Coverage Liability in Uber and Lyft Vehicles

The world of technology is again butting heads with legislators all over the country. New app ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft have been mired in litigation since their inception. Recently, insurance coverage has been one of the key points of contention between the technology companies, insurance companies and legislators. At issue is whose Read More

Work Zone Accident Awareness Week

March 23-27 is National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week (NWZAW). The week’s events are sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the goal is to bring attention to how motorists can contribute to safety in work zones. Since 1999, federal and state safety agencies and officials have banded together to support NWZAW and the Read More

School Bus Accident on Strattford Road

A school bus filled with children from Clemons Middle School was involved in an accident on Strattford Road and Fraternity Church Road. Officials report that a woman driving a Suzuki vehicle ran a red light and hit the school bus that was turning left. Emergency officials at the scene reported that no one was injured. Read More

Winter Snowstorm Claims the Life of a Teenager

Wintry snow storms have wreaked havoc all over the country this season and North Carolina has not been an exception. This recent winter storm has claimed the life of a teenager in Hertford County. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory stated that a 19-year-old woman died in a traffic accident on NC 561. The young teen has recently Read More

Large Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

A recent report from the New York Times shared the details of a cease-and-desist letter sent to Target, Walgreens, Walmart and GNC In the letter, the New York attorney general’s office alleges that the four retailers have fraudulently sold dangerous supplements under their store brands. The letter further requests that the items be removed from the shelves Read More