Today is the 25th Anniversary of Workers Memorial Day. On Workers’ Memorial Day we remember the workers who lost their lives on the job. OSHA describes Workers’ Memorial Day as “a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit […]
TIP #2-Understand What “Injury By Accident” Means
An injury by accident is an unusual event that interrupts normal work. The word accident is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance.” That definition makes sense: you don’t have an accident unless something out of the ordinary happens. When you apply that definition to workers’ comp in North […]
TIP #1-Report Injuries at work in writing as soon as possible
If you don’t report your injury right away, it can lead to a very hard lesson. The first and most important lesson when handling workers’ compensation claims is to report injuries at work when they happen. If you don’t report it immediately, report it as soon as you can, and definitely within 30 days. The sooner […]
Can I be Fired if I am Injured on the Job?
William called with a painful situation: he was injured on the job. He fell at work and hurt his back, and his employer fired him once the doctor said he would need surgery. William had no money coming in and now he couldn’t work at all. He wanted answers right away. If you are injured […]
Johnson & Groninger Reports Another Client Win
William Smith is a long-time employee of a paper mill in Roanoke Rapids, NC. His job required him to knock hard deposits off of a hot furnace with a long rod. The steel rod often hit the side of the furnace door. The blows from the rod sent shock waves up Mr. Smith’s arm. After […]
Who Brought Us Labor Day Anyway?
Most people associate Labor Day with the end of summer, a time to relax and cookout with friends, and, until recently, the last time you could wear white shoes! Most of us get an extra day off because Labor Day honors the working people of America. Do you know the history behind Labor Day? […]
Ann Groninger Earns ABOTA Membership
Ann Groninger, a founding partner of the North Carolina-based firm Johnson & Groninger, PLLC, has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA dedicates itself to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. Members in this prestigious invitation-only group must have tried a […]
Can I Get NC Workers’ Comp if I Get Coronavirus From Work?
First responders and medical personnel and coronavirus: Medical personnel and hospital workers should be able to meet the tests for occupational disease if they contract COVID-19 from work.
How Can Lawyers Help Victims of Gun Violence?
North Carolina has long experienced issues with gun violence. Over four years ago, nine people were gunned down during a Bible study at Emanuel AME church in Charleston. More recently, two students were killed and four others wounded by a 22-year-old shooter at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Last August, gun control advocates […]
Another Client Victory in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claim
Imagine working for decades for a North Carolina company. You work overtime every time you are asked, and you don’t miss work. Even when you hurt your back at work, you keep working a hard job, for years. But when you fall again, and suffer a new injury to your back, your company decides that it won’t pay. […]