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megan January 13, 2022
Can I be fired for filing a worker’s compensation claim in North Carolina? Some people think they cannot be fired while they are on workers’ compensation. Your employer may not fire you in retaliation for you filing a workers’ compensation claim, if that happened, you should contact an employment law attorney. Most employers will not[...]
megan January 11, 2022
We see it all the time. An injured worker calls into our office after a serious injury. They doubt we can help them. They almost apologize for “wasting our time.” “I doubt you can help me,” they say. “I was paid on a 1099 and my employer is telling me I was not covered on[...]
megan December 2, 2021
Extended Benefit Cases from Industrial Commission Someone told me I can continue to receive disability checks for my workers’ compensation claim even after 500 weeks, is this true? N.C. Gen. Stat. Sec. 97-29(b) notes that an injured employee shall not be entitled to disability checks for a period greater than 500 weeks from the first[...]
megan November 30, 2021
Can I resign from my job when my North Carolina Workers’ Compensation claim is still ongoing? The short answer to this question is yes.  There is nothing preventing your resignation just because your workers’ compensation claim is still ongoing.  However, the real question is, how will my resignation impact my workers’ compensation claim moving forward. [...]
megan November 18, 2021
Previous Relevant Work (PRW) Step four of the five step evaluation process for Social Security Disability claims is whether a claimant can perform their previous relevant work.  If the Social Security Administration believes that the claimant can perform their past relevant work, then their claim for benefits will be denied. Previous relevant work consists of[...]
megan October 19, 2021
Why is my Employer not Paying me the Same Wages Following my Injury at Work? Following an injury at work, when your treating physician indicates that you can return to work, but only under certain work restrictions, many times your employer will offer light duty work in order to allow your return to work for[...]
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