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Settlement Agreements in NC Workers’ Comp Cases

In 2017 there were 183 fatal work injuries in North Carolina.  For every fatal workers’ compensation injury, there are many more that leave workers with permanent disabilities.  Some injured workers face long periods of time out of work. Others may have ongoing medical treatment needs. Many injured employees will have both.   If you’ve been injured at work, sooner or later you (or your lawyer) may get a call from the workers’ compensation adjuster, asking you if you’re ready to settle.  What does it mean when you settle a workers’ compensation claim? Should you settle your …

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On Friday, May 3, 2019, at 1:40 PM, the family of Raven Little was able to get justice for their tremendous loss in a Columbus County courtroom. Raven, their 16-year-old daughter, sister, and grandchild, was killed because an irresponsible boat owner failed to follow safety warnings that would have protected the minors on his boat from being poisoned. The Incident In June 2016, Raven and 10 other children and teenagers were spending the day on the defendant’s boat at Lake Waccamaw. The boat was used for wakeboarding and wake surfing, and the defendant boat owner …

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At 1:23 on Friday, May 3, 2019, a client who was injured by an impatient truck driver while riding his bicycle finally got the justice he deserved in a Durham County courtroom. The Incident In October 2016, Ryan McKenzie took part in Cycle North Carolina, an annual ride across the state that draws over 1000 participants from around the country. Ryan and a few other cyclists were lined up at a traffic light and when the light turned green. The defendant was driving a Ford F150 pickup truck and came up behind Ryan just as …

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What Compensation Do You Get from a North Carolina Workers' Comp Claim?

If you are injured at work it can wreck your health, your income, and your work. In North Carolina, workers’ compensation benefits are meant to help you after an injury or work-related condition until you can get back to work. You may be able to get medical treatment and a part of your lost wages. You also may be entitled to payment for your disability. Injured workers often ask how much compensation they can expect from their North Carolina workers’ comp claim. Here is an overview of benefits that may apply when you are injured …

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Preparing for the Future at the APRI Banquet

“Salvation for a race, nation, or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.” These were the words of A. Philip Randolph, former leader of an early African-American trade union called the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. In 1965, he and civil rights leader Bayard Rustin established the A. Philip Randolph Institute to unite the labor and civil rights movements. Today, under the leadership of President Clayola Brown, the APRI continues to strengthen electoral power bases in currently and historically disenfranchised communities. On Saturday, …

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