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 […]
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 […]
Many North Carolina workers worry that if they report a work injury, they will be deported, stalked, arrested, harassed, or worse. In theory, North Carolina law protects injured workers – including undocumented workers – from criminal action or retaliation after they file a work injury claim. Such protections are important to reassure workers that they can […]
How Much Does Workers’ Compensation Pay in North Carolina for My Time Out of Work? When you are out of work because of a North Carolina work injury, there are two important questions: How do I get the medical treatment I need to get better, and How will I get the money I need for […]
Michael Coward, an employee with Weyerhaeuser for more than 35 years, was severely burned by a steam line. It was a case where Mr. Coward did nothing wrong. He was hospitalized at a burn center and will need to care for the large burn for his lifetime. Yet the employer refused to pay the proper […]
The first and most important lesson when handling a workers’ compensation claim is to report injuries when they happen.