Unless you are an 18-year-old fitness instructor, you probably have some kind of pre-existing condition. Popping knees, achy elbow, sore back, bum shoulder? Such medical conditions are rampant among adults, and especially common in older workers and in workers whose jobs require repetitive or heavy lifting. Sometimes, North Carolina workers aggravate their condition at work … Continue reading Pre-existing condition? Don’t throw in the towel.
Workers’ compensation accidents and diseases in North Carolina often cause disability, meaning inability to work. On top of missing work, many injured workers need help – at least temporarily – with activities of daily living at home. We call this home assistance “attendant care.” For single folks living alone, workers’ compensation insurers often provide an … Continue reading Can Your Spouse Get Paid for Caring for You?
When most folks think of workers’ compensation, they think of a work-related accident – a slip and fall, a car crash, a lifting injury, a chemical burn. But did you know that many health conditions, including some involving the joints and back, are also covered by workers’ compensation? You may be surprised to learn that … Continue reading Do you have an occupational disease?
According to the Center for Disease Control, the risk of depression is higher for the unemployed than for the employed. No shock there. Working hard at a job where you are respected and trusted builds self-esteem. Plus, earning a paycheck to financially support yourself or your family is incredibly rewarding, and social relationships at work … Continue reading Depression due to Workers’ Comp Injury
Dealing with a work injury is a pain in and of itself, but when your claim for workers compensation benefits is denied, you’ll need to do everything you can to get this denial overturned. When you choose to enlist the services of a regarded legal professional, this process can be made a little bit easier. … Continue reading How Workers Comp Disputes Are Settled in North Carolina
If you’ve been involved in a car accident at work, you are probably concerned with how you’ll be able to support yourself and your family while you’re out of work. Fortunately, you may be entitled to North Carolina workers compensation benefits. When you are hurt in an auto wreck, it’s easy to assume that you … Continue reading Does a Work-Related Car Accident Qualify for Workers Comp?
If you’ve recently had your claim for workers compensation benefits denied and already went through mediation, you may be preparing for an upcoming hearing with the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). These workers comp hearings can seem intimidating if you’ve never attended one before, which is why we thought it would be helpful for you … Continue reading What Happens in a Formal Hearing with the NCIC?
If you’ve already put in your claim for workers compensation benefits and the insurance company has requested that you submit to an independent medical exam (IME), chances are that they’re gearing up to deny your claim. This can cause financial anxiety for those who are counting on their benefits so that they can continue to … Continue reading Preparing for an IME
When you’re trying to figure out what your next steps should be after being diagnosed with a work-related illness or injury, getting help from a qualified workers compensation lawyer can make a significant difference in the success of your North Carolina work comp case. Although it might seem as simple as filing your claim with … Continue reading Three Reasons to Work with a Lawyer on a Work Comp Claim
An occupational disease is an illness that is caused by the environment you work in or the requirements of your position. Read on to learn more about the most common types of occupational diseases that employees in North Carolina seek workers compensation benefits for. Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a very serious type of cancer that is … Continue reading Most Common Occupational Diseases