Category Archives: Compensation

Could the Law See You As Partly Responsible for Your Injuries?

Don Cordell Bryant made the last mistake he will ever make when he failed to buckle up on January 15. The 56-year-old Shalotte resident was killed instantly when he was thrown from his car as it veered off the road and flipped over. Police have not yet ruled out the possibility of alcohol playing a… Read More »

When Medical Devices Kill or Injure

Ventlab Corporation, based in Mocksville, NC, issued a recall over the summer for a number of manual resuscitator devices. The devices are designed to help patients who cannot breathe on their own. According to the FDA, a number of the devices had a valve leak, which prevented the flow of oxygen, effectively making the devices… Read More »

Injured by a Product While on the Job

Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., based in Mebane, N.C., has issued a recall for industrial fire extinguishers after reports of injuries reached the company. The recall covers 10lb industrial fire extinguishers manufactured at any time between 1991 and 2000; about 470,000 of the devices are being recalled in total. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission,… Read More »

What to Do If You Have Been Involved in a Car Accident

Peggy Fogelman, from Graham, NC found herself making an unscheduled visit to a Burlington home on January 9. The 82-year-old woman had been driving her car on West Chapel Hill Rd when she lost control of the vehicle. The car hit an embankment after it ran off the road and ultimately landed on the porch… Read More »

The Health Hazard of Walking Down the Street

Posted on Aug 23, 2012 11:10am PDT Yes, it’s true, even walking down the street can become a serious health hazard. This is especially true in congested cities where all sorts of pollution fills the air. According to the Scientific American, most of our serious illnesses and deaths in the U.S. come from preventable diseases…. Read More »

Officers Who Kill Suspects are No Longer Qualified for Workers’ Comp

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 11:10am PDT In South Carolina, it is reported that any officer that is responsible for shooting a suspect of a crime is no longer eligible to receive workers’ compensation is asked to take time off of work. In the police force, often men and women who kill a person while… Read More »

North Carolina Bill Signed to Improve Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT According to The Insurance Journal, Governor Bev Perdue in North Carolina has recently signed a new bill addressing the concern of workers’ compensation benefits. It is purposed to improve their coverage and make sure that more employer groups offer it as part of their plans. Perdue wants to… Read More »

Chicken Jerky Treats from China Cause Dogs’ Deaths Nationwide

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 3:30pm PDT All pets will do almost anything for a treat. Recently, however, owners discovered that their pets were perishing from the meaty treats that they begged for. Nestle’ Purina’s Waggin’ Train Yam Good dog treats have been linked to the fatalities of a variety of pets across America, including… Read More »

Kayakers Rescued from Near Death in River

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 10:55am PDT Kayaking is a fun recreational sport that is commonly practiced on rivers and lakes all over the United States. Some advanced kayakers will even try to navigate through rapids or uncharted waters in an attempt to come up with a new challenge. However, in Oregon, kayakers on the… Read More »

Teen Survives 3-foot Spear Impalement in Florida

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 10:45am PDT A Florida teen is still in the hospital but is making progress in his recovery from impalement with a 3-foot spear. The massive weapon was shot through his head, piercing his brain and coming all the way out the other side of his skull. The gruesome accident occurred… Read More »