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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 »

Officer Injured in Lincoln High Scuffle Files Lawsuit

A San Diego Unified School District police officer who was injured during a skirmish with students at Lincoln High School has filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against three teenagers accused in the incident seeking damages for medical treatment to repair personal injuries he sustained, property damages and other losses from the students… Read More »

Collecting Damages Outside of Workers’ Comp

In most cases, when you are injured at your workplace in North Carolina, you are required to collect damages under workers’ compensation law. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance carried by employers that allows employees to be compensated for injuries suffered on the job.  The benefits of this form of compensation include generally expeditious… Read More »

Moving On After a Workplace Death

Michael Scott Wyatt died on the job in June while cutting down a tree in Stanley, NC. The 35-year-old Wyatt was employed by Dustin Ellis Logging based in Lincoln County at the time of his death. Wyatt’s death was an accident: the tree he was cutting down hit him and pinned him underneath. Wyatt was… Read More »

The Most Common Workplace Injuries in North Carolina

Craig Murphy is not entitled to additional workmen’s compensation payments. The North Carolina Industrial Commission, together with the Court of Appeals, decided that although he was justified in claiming payments for his left arm, which was crushed and burned in an industrial accident, that there was little evidence to show that Mr. Murphy’s back pains,… Read More »

Heatstroke in Children and Adults

Posted on Aug 31, 2012 4:10pm PDT Heatstroke can be a very real threat to your child’s health. If a caretaker has your child, and leaves him or her in the car even for a matter of minutes, it can cause your child to get heatstroke. This illness can be fatal, or create brain damage…. Read More »

What a Safety Audit Should Entail

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 3:20pm PDT Every workplace building is required to undergo a safety audit. This important inspection will determine whether or not the building places workers at harm in any way. If you are at harm because of your workplace building, and suffer permanent or serious damage, then you can even seek… Read More »

The Essential Safety Goggles

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 3:11pm PDT People often think of safety goggles as goofy plastic eyewear, but these goggles can actually be a lifesaver. The Vision Council reports that each day, nearly 2,000 American workers suffer avoidable pain because they did not wear eye goggles while they were working. These workers often have to… 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 »

Many Challenge Companies Lack of Workers’ Comp Insurance

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 6:30pm PDT Despite what the state government knows about businesses evading a particular law, relatively nothing has been done to crack down on these companies. When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, victims are being forced to use up their own savings when their employers’ companies failed to buy workers’… Read More »

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