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What Is the Statute of Limitations in North Carolina for Personal Injury?

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If you are hurt by another party’s misconduct or negligence in North Carolina, you likely have grounds to start a personal injury claim against them to recover the losses they caused you to suffer. However, this is a complex process that can be very demanding for anyone who is recovering…

What Are the Labor Laws in North Carolina?

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Every North Carolina employer has various legal obligations to their employee, and the state enforces a strict set of rules regarding employee-employer relationships in the state. Therefore, every employer needs to know and understand the labor laws of North Carolina and the obligations they require of them. Likewise, it is…

Is North Carolina an OSHA State?

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the US Department of Labor section responsible for ensuring safe workplaces in the United States. OSHA is also charged with developing new safety standards that account for the evolution of the industry and changing business processes throughout the country. OSHA develops many…

How to report a workplace injury

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A work-related injury may hinder your ability to earn a paycheck for your family, leading to days, weeks and even months of missed time on the job. That means no income. However, you can file for workers’ compensation benefits. But in filing for these benefits, you must report your injury,…

What affects the value of a North Carolina wrongful death claim?

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In many ways, losing a loved one unexpectedly is an incalculable loss. You will miss them every day for the rest of your life. Many people in your family may suffer when a loved one dies tragically in a car crash or similar incident. If an individual or a business…

Will carpal tunnel force you to change your line of work?

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People in numerous lines of work could develop repetitive stress injuries. Doing the same tasks five days a week for multiple years can damage your musculature and connective tissue. Workers who develop such injuries may eventually need to claim workers’ compensation benefits. Carpal tunnel syndrome is among the most common repetitive…

Spinal cord injuries can cost millions over a lifetime

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When you get hurt, whether you fall down a flight of stairs at an apartment building or get hurt by a drunk driver in a crash, knowing the true financial cost of your injury is key to asserting your rights. Whether you file an insurance claim or initiate civil litigation,…

Who is most likely to be a distracted driver?

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Every day, distracted drivers kill about eight people in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five of those killed are walking, riding bikes or otherwise outside a vehicle. More than 33% of negligent drivers are between the ages of 15 and…

Why are long-term disability benefits denied?

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For someone who suffers from a disability and is a member in good standing of an employer’s disability insurance coverage program, a denial is a stunning turn of events. By exploring some of the common reasons these claims are denied, we can begin to better understand how to overcome this…

How long do you have to work to qualify for Social Security?

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) protects workers who suffer life-altering injuries or who develop disabling medical conditions. SSDI benefits are an important social safety net that helps limit the financial impact of being unable to work for medical reasons. However, not just anyone can claim SSDI benefits. Only those who…