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March 2020 Archives

Does Workers Compensation Insurance cover Coronavirus exposures?

The North Carolina Workers Compensation Act is primarily geared towards compensating injuries by accident suffered at the work place, or a certain few listed occupational diseases like Asbestosis. For conditions which are not listed in the statute, North Carolina first asks whether the occupational disease is caused by conditions which are characteristic of the job. Secondly, North Carolina asks whether the worker was at an increased risk of being exposed to the dangerous conditions, versus someone in the general public.

Hit by a truck? Get compensated for your spinal injury

You were driving on your way to a client's house for work when the unexpected happened: A truck heading your way didn't stop for a red light, and it plowed straight into your driver's side door. Your vehicle spun several times, and you found that you couldn't get out of your vehicle once it came to a stop. You also noticed that you couldn't feel your lower abdomen or legs.

What resuming work means for a person's SSD benefits

Social security disability benefits can provide significant support to people in North Carolina who have been disabled to the extent that working is no longer an option. Whether or not this suspension is temporary or permanent, injured persons will need to file an application with the Social Security Administration and wait for approval before benefits will begin. 

How should you notify your employer of a safety concern?

Anytime you are preparing to bring up a concern to your employer, you may be feeling uneasy about how to approach your concern without sounding whiny. When the topic you wish to discuss is in relation to your safety in the workplace, understanding how to phrase your concern in a tactful manner can help you to be more genuine and confident in your conversation. 

The power of asking questions at your doctor's appointment

When you are preparing to go visit your doctor in North Carolina, one of the best things you can do is to write down any questions that come to your mind. Walking into your appointment with a clear picture of what you wish to discuss can not only optimize the time you spend with your doctor, but it can enable you to verbalize your concerns with confidence that you have not forgotten anything important. Establishing open communication with your doctor can protect you and encourage accountability from your doctor. 

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