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How Does the Social Security Administration Define Disability?

If you have an injury or illness that has left you unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. To qualify, you must have paid in to Social Security system by working a certain amount of time depending on your age. In addition, your disability cannot be a partial… Read More »

How Long Will It Take to Process Your Social Security Disability Claim?

If an accident or illness has left you permanently disabled and unable to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, your bills won’t wait for you to find out — or for that first check to clear. So, how long will it take for Social Security to process your disability application?… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Covers More Than Your Medical Costs

With medical care more costly to consumers than ever before, it’s no wonder that after you suffer an injury at work, your first thought is likely to be how you’re going to afford to pay for the treatment you need. Serious injuries and illnesses can sideline you for weeks, months, or longer. Eventually you run… Read More »

Are All Work-Related Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation insurance provides medical and wage-replacement benefits to workers who are injured on the job or in the course of their employment. But “on the job” covers a lot of different work scenarios. For example, what if you’re hurt while playing football at your company’s summer outing or injured while visiting a worksite that… Read More »

Have You Been Injured in the Greensboro Cultural Center?

A premier performance and arts space in Greensboro, the Greensboro Cultural Center is a cultural hotspot for those living in or visiting the area. But a performance, summer camp, or artist’s workshop experience could quickly go sour if you or a family member is injured. And when an accident was preventable, the results can seem… Read More »

Things That Go Bump — Can You Sue the City of Charlotte for a Playground Injury?

For a morning or afternoon out with the kids, nothing beats a playground at the park. Charlotte and the surrounding areas boast a large number of playgrounds and recreational facilities for families and children. But an injury could quickly ruin a fun outing. If your child’s injury is due to the playground’s defective or old… Read More »

If You Are Injured in the Durham Greenway, Can You Sue the City?

The City of Durham is home to more than 30 miles of trails and greenways. Along the way you can see wildlife, get some exercise, and venture off the beaten path. You could also get hurt. If you suffer a serious injury using the Durham Greenways, can you sue? While enjoyable, the Durham Greenways are… Read More »

Can You Sue the City for an Injury at the Museum of History in Raleigh?

The North Carolina Museum of History on Edenton Street finally became official after years of expansion as the “Hall of History.” An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the venue offers visitors an extensive trip through history. With large crowds constantly passing through, museums are frequent sites of slip or trip and fall accidents. So who… Read More »

What Happens if You Get Injured at a Work Event?

Workers’ compensation is a valuable program for employees who are injured on the job — but what happens if someone is hurt at a company party? As a means for employees to gain rapid access to medical and financial assistance when they are injured on the job, workers’ compensation is crucial. Our legal group works… Read More »

Can You Sue a Drunk Driver in North Carolina?

A traffic crash always carries the possibility of injury or death, and many of the worst such accidents are caused by impaired drivers. What can you do if you or a family member has been injured by an impaired driver? Despite years of public safety campaigns to reduce the rate of drunk driving crashes and… Read More »

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  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client was doing framework and the nail gun that he had on his waist shot misfired and fired into his right knee. Client had to have surgery to remove the nail. Employer is claiming there was no employer/employee relationship.
  • Personal Injury Claim A personal injury claim involving a bus driver who battered and assaulted two minors. One minor has a possible mental health issue caused by the attack. The second minor jumped in to help, and driver struck her as well.
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  • Workers' Compensation Claim A worker's compensation claim where client slipped and fell on ice, injuring his left knee and right hip. Client had to have hip replacement surgery and received a 25 percent rating on his knee.
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