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The attorneys at Cardinal Law Partners have spoken to hundreds of clients about their workplace and motor vehicle accidents.  We understand that not all the injury symptoms appear immediately.  Sometimes, the effects of an accident manifest themselves hours or days later.  Cardinal Law Partners has years of experience helping clients develop strong cases where the[...]
Receiving compensation for a workplace injury or a work-related occupational disease is a bad deal for the worker.  In North Carolina, the injured worker gets only a portion of their average weekly wage for the weeks they miss from work.  The amount injured workers receive is only 2/3 of their average gross weekly pay amount. [...]
IME stands for Independent Medical Examination. In my experience, there is rarely anything independent about the medical examinations. If your treating doctor (the physician that the insurance company originally selected to treat you at a place relatively close to where you live and work) recommends a surgery or expensive treatment, the workers’ compensation insurance company[...]
If you practice workers’ compensation law and represent injured workers, then it will not take long before you need to advise a client on light duty. It becomes the same story every time. The worker suffers an injury while working. Someone from the employer tells the worker to seek treatment from the “company doctor” or[...]
All too often I speak to injured workers about their potential workers’ compensation claims months after they were injured.  Whether it is because they did not believe their injury was too severe, or whether their employer promised them help with their injury, many injured workers choose a “wait and see” approach when determining whether they[...]
As a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation attorney in North Carolina, I have spoken to hundreds of injured workers about their claims. When I speak to these folks after reviewing their cases, there is one question I get asked more than any other: “Am I getting everything from the workers’ compensation insurance company I am supposed[...]