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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…

What to do if your old job isn’t an option after a workplace accident

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Many injuries that workers suffer on the job only leave them with temporary impairments that resolve in a matter of days or a few short weeks. Workers, in these instances, may be able to alert their employers about the injuries and modify their daily tasks yet still go to work.…

What to know about Rule 414 before filing a personal injury claim

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All types of situations can leave someone injured or ill, including dog bite incidents, motor vehicle accidents, product malfunctions and dangerous premises issues. While many individuals suffer only minor injuries in such situations, others may be catastrophic, leaving victims with very little prospect of returning to life as they once…

Can you spot reckless drivers?

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It is easy to take your safety for granted while driving. After months or years of not being in an accident, it is natural to begin overlooking signs of possible danger on the road. This kind of oversight can become dangerous and costly in the long run. A car accident…