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August 2018 Archives

Receiving compensation for pain and suffering after car accidents

If you become injured in a serious car accident, North Carolina court seeks to reimburse you for various monetary damages. The cost of medical bills, loss of work and property damage all add up to an amount to award you if another driver caused your injuries. But what about injuries inflicted that you cannot see or directly quantify?

Common types of occupational diseases

The most common type of workers' compensation claims arise from injuries suffered in a workplace accident or work that is repetitive in nature or . Occupational diseases are also common in the workplace, oftentimes more so than people realize, and can form the basis of a workers' compensation claim.

Don't navigate personal injuries alone

While it's not a situation we have to face on a daily basis, serious accidents do happen to unsuspecting people. Whether an auto accident, a slip and fall incident, dog bite, or many more, these occurrences can upend a life and leave a person wondering how they're ever going to move forward.

Why do I need a Social Security Disability attorney?

When a Social Security Disability claimant receives a decision denying benefits, he or she is eligible to request a hearing before an administrative law judge. It is here that a claimant will present their case and offer any additional evidence to substantiate a claim. While an attorney is not required to complete this process, it is highly advisable that a claimant not go into a disability hearing alone for several reasons.

How to report an OSHA violation anonymously

In certain situations, some employees will continue to work in an unsafe work environment because they fear backlash from management or other employees, up to and including termination, if they were to make a report. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 provides protection for employees by allowing them to report OSHA violations anonymously. Environmental Health and Safety Online offers a listing of steps to making such a report. It should also be noted that you do not have to show that a workplace was unsafe in order to collect workers' compensation benefits. It is a no-fault system.

Can I get workers’ compensation for repetitive stress injuries?

When most people think of workers’ compensation, they probably consider catastrophic accidents like a construction worker falling from scaffolding or a machinist losing a limb. While workers’ compensation does cover these, they are not the only type of claim that it was designed to address.

Easing the pain caused by bursitis

It’s a normal day on the job, but something doesn’t feel right. You might experience an extra amount of pain while doing tasks you’ve done before, without a problem. Maybe your shoulder feels stiff and you’re unable to rotate it, or your hands begin to cramp up. Gradually, the pain increases and your workday comes to a halt. You find that you physically cannot perform the way you used to. This could be a sign of bursitis.

What is the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case?

In the state of North Carolina, the statute of limitations on a medical malpractice or medical negligence claim must be filed within three years if the Defendant is a private party, and within two years if the Defendant is a government agency. So when does the clock start ticking?

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