You have the right to a safe work environment. This means your employer must protect you and your coworkers from known hazards that could cause illness or injury. Your employer must also provide you with the information, training, tools, and equipment necessary to safely perform your job. Unfortunately, not all workplaces meet these standards. Unsafe […]
Who pays medical bills while my case is pending?
The cost of medical treatment, medications, rehabilitation, and other expenses following an injury-causing incident can be overwhelming for victims and their families. Although a personal injury settlement can provide substantial financial compensation for those expenses, it isn’t available right away and the bills continue to accumulate while your case is pending. Fortunately, there are options […]
Can my employer fire me for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
If you were hurt at work, the last thing you should worry about is whether your employer can fire you for filing an injury claim. Unfortunately, this is a real fear for many people hurt at work in North Carolina who deserve compensation. The good news is that North Carolina law prohibits employers from firing […]
Are undocumented workers eligible for workers’ compensation?
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. If you are an undocumented worker you are eligible for the same compensation. An undocumented […]
How Can You Stay Safe at Work?
By Durham Construction Accident Lawyers This week is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, a week dedicated to communicating and educating about occupational safety procedures and the implementation of the systems needed in the workplace to ensure employees are protected. As Durham construction accident lawyers, we know that All workers should feel safe at […]
We remember workers who have lost their lives on the job
Today is Workers’ Memorial Day, a day when we remember all the workers who lost their lives on the job. It is also a time we reflect on ways to continue fighting for safe workplaces and stop these needless accidents from occurring in the first place. Every worker should feel protected at work from physical […]
Can you sue in North Carolina when the job was unsafe and you suffered a workers comp injury?
You knew that you were made to operate the machine without proper training which caused a workers comp injury. Or the lifting that was meant for two people had to be done by you, by yourself. Even worse, the company took off the guards on the machine and you got cut because of it. Now you […]
Tip #10-Workers Compensation is complex. Get a Workers Compensation Lawyer when you need one.
People suffering with serious injuries benefit from legal expertise. Many workers’ comp cases are uncomplicated, and the injured employee heals and returns to work after receiving the proper benefits. Other cases have issues that obviously can only be solved by a skilled workers compensation lawyer. They may be denied cases, where the injured worker will […]
Tip #9-How to Win a Workers Compensation Claim
The injured employee has to prove just about everything in a workers compensation claim. If you have a workers’ comp claim and it is denied, you probably understand that it will take some work to win in court. What you might not understand is that you have to keep proving that you have some disability […]
Tip #8-Don’t Stop Working on Your Workers Comp Claim
Don’t give up on a good workers comp claim based on bad information. Many injured workers simply give up when they don’t know what else to do with a workers’ comp claim, especially one that is as hard as an occupational disease. Pursuing a workers’ comp claim is not easy. But the surest way to […]