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August 2019 Archives

Can you get Veterans' Disability and Social Security Disability?

A U.S. military veteran is eligible to receive simultaneous disability pay from both the Veterans' Administration and the Social Security Administration. However, it must be understood that the eligibility criteria for each program are vastly different, and approval for one does not ensure approval from the other.

A brain injury can harm victims’ work life and relationships

A brain injury can occur in many ways, from traffic collisions to slip-and-falls to work accidents and in many other settings. Often, victims do not realize they suffered a brain injury when it happens, because they may not feel pain or see any signs of injury, like bleeding or bruising. Unfortunately, a mild brain injury can cause major problems in a victim's life, impacting their work and even their personal relationships.

Pedestrian struck and killed by van in nighttime accident

A man was killed recently when he was struck by a van while he was standing or walking on a Charlotte street late at night. Police said the 24-year-old pedestrian was not near a crosswalk or intersection, and the van driver was not intoxicated and did not appear to have been speeding at the time of the crash.

Construction, transportation lead state in workplace fatalities

Accidents can happen in any kind of workplace, but some kinds of workplaces are more hazardous than others. A worker can suffer a broken arm after tripping and falling at an office building, but tripping and falling at a construction site can easily lead to much worse injuries. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the deadliest industries in North Carolina are private construction, transportation and warehousing.

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