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Injuries Accepted In A Workers Compensation Claim
  • Published: July 5, 2021

Injuries Accepted In A North Carolina Workers Compensation Claim When we get a call from someone asking for assistance with their case we commonly ask if their case is accepted. The general response is “yes they are paying for my treatment.” Unfortunately, this does not mean your case is accepted or that a certain body part is accepted. Just because an Insurance Company is paying for your medical treatment and paying your weekly benefits doesn’t mean you have an accepted claim. Insurance companies want injured workers to believe this but it is not always accurate. Do not be tricked by the insurance company because they Tell you your case is accepted or they are paying for treatment. Two main statutes control this!! N.C.G.S 97-24 states: “The right to compensation under this Article shall be forever barred unless (i) a claim…Read More

Evidence For Social Security Disability Claims
  • Published: June 28, 2021

A few things stick out after representing individuals in hundreds of Social Security Disability claims. The best claims always have the best evidence. Experienced disability representatives, like Justin Wraight with Cardinal Law Partners, have learned to hone in on the pieces of evidence that best help individuals get approved for Social Security Disability. Best Evidence For SSD Treating physician support. The law changes slightly years ago so that the Social Security Administration no longer had to give treating physician opinions controlling weight when determining a claimant’s eligibility for Social Security Disability. Despite the weakening of the treating physician’s opinion, treating physician opinions still matter a ton. When a specialist determines that their patient is no longer to work or no longer to perform physical activities that would be required in almost any job, it goes a long way in getting…Read More

Depositions In A Workers’ Compensation Claim
  • Published: June 22, 2021

Depositions are common in many types of legal matters, but for many individuals who have a Workers Compensation Case, that word may seem a little intimidating! In South Carolina, most workers compensation cases will have multiple depositions during the course of the claim. Depositions are a form of discovery in South Carolina workers compensation cases, which is a fancy way of saying that the parties are gathering information about things like prior injuries, your work history, prior motor vehicle accidents, and your medical history. In most cases, the Defendants will take the injured worker’s deposition in order to get more information in the case. This usually only occurs once during your workers compensation case and an attorney can help you to be prepared for a deposition and what type of questions may be asked. Depositions can also be taken to…Read More

  • Published: June 8, 2021

If your employer and workers’ compensation insurance company accepted liability for your injury at work, but your disability checks stopped, the following are options to have the disability checks re-started: 1- Motion to Compel Payment of Benefits. If there has not been to return to work, Order from the North Carolina Industrial allowing termination for termination of the disability checks or settlement of the workers’ compensation claim, then a Motion to Compel Payment of Benefits filed with the North Carolina Industrial may be an option to have the disability checks re-started. 2- Form 23. If the disability checks were terminated based on a return to work or Order from the North Carolina Industrial Commission allowing termination of the disability checks, but your authorized treating physician has now issued a work note removing you from all work, a Form 23 filed…Read More

Basics Of Building A Workers’ Compensation Claim
  • Published: April 6, 2021

Follow these tips to take your standard injury claim and turn it into a strong workers’ compensation case: Medical care – make sure that you seek treatment and physician care immediately following your injury. Notify your employer immediately of your injury. (A Report of Injury form is usually standard and kept on file and available by most employers.) File a workers’ compensation claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission as quickly as possible. Stay consistent and specific regarding the details of your injury and work. Keep in mind that the insurance company is watching your every move. The following will be scrutinized very carefully: appointments, medical records, and your activity on social media. Offer no recorded statements, unless you have consulted with an attorney before doing so. Keep all-inclusive, flawless records. Finally, you deserve compensation for your work-related injury. Get…Read More

Workers’ Compensation Tips For Truckers
  • Published: April 1, 2021

Whether an individual drives a regular truck, a semi, or operates another large vehicle, truck drivers need to know about all resources available to them in the event that they are injured on the job. Truck driver injuries range from crashes to falls to pain caused by repetitive motion. If you work as a truck driver and suffer an injury while at work, it is imperative that you are prepared to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Trucker drivers who suffer work-related injuries can file for workers’ compensation in North Carolina on their own, but it may be helpful to hire a legal professional to help with the process. The assistance of a North Carolina Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist may help you recoup the maximum amount of workers’ compensation benefits you may entitled to receive due to your work-related injury.…Read More

  • Published: March 30, 2021

It may not be enough to simply file a standard workers’ compensation claim if a Third-party caused the injury. If a Third-party caused the injury, there may be the basis for a separate claim for benefits, which may involve a claim for benefits beyond just lost time from work and medical treatment and could include a claim for pain and suffering and benefits outside those addressed via a North Carolina workers’ compensation claim. Cardinal Law Partners – Attorneys for Your Workers’ Compensation/Third-Party Liability Case It is of utmost importance to us that our clients receive fair and speedy trials. Don’t delay scheduling a free consultation with a qualified attorney from Cardinal Law Partners if you have been injured at work. Your attorney will ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to receive, whether it be your employer and/or…Read More

How Do Back Injuries Affect Your Job?
  • Published: March 23, 2021

Back pain affects more than just your back. The kind of pain that results from a back injury can extend outward to the extremities, leading to trouble walking, neck pain, headaches, and so much more. In addition to the obvious pain of back injuries, back pain can impact other areas of life including your career and financial stability. Back Injuries And Work Responsibilities If you have injured your back at work and as a result you are assigned work restrictions, your employer may switch your job duties from your regular work position to something less strenuous in order to accommodate the assigned work restrictions. If your employer does this, you may be entitled to receive Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) benefits, if you are earning less wages in the new position you were asked to perform by your employer. The doctor…Read More

Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim
  • Published: March 18, 2021

If you have been injured at your job in North Carolina, it is important to file a workers’ compensation claim. While individuals can fill out accident reports for an employer and attempt to file claims for workers’ compensation benefits on their own, the best course of action is to immediately seek legal advice and/or legal representation. Something like compensation for medical bills, disability checks due to lost time from work or a reduction in your wages, prescription and mileage reimbursements, and more is not something to leave to chance or attempt to seek on your own without knowing your legal rights and the legal actions you may be able to take in order to receive these benefits. Unfortunately, not all workers’ compensation claims go smoothly. That’s why you need a North Carolina Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist on your side…Read More

Fighting Workers’ Compensation Denials
  • Published: March 16, 2021

Fighting Workers’ Compensation Denials In North Carolina Many individuals who have been injured on the job know the challenges associated with filing a workers’ compensation claim. While most people think that filing a workers’ compensation claim takes care of all costs associated with medical bills, prescriptions, and lost wages, that is unfortunately not always the case. If you have experienced a work-related injury, the best thing to do is to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. The entire workers’ compensation system process is something that many individuals may feel is complicated, confusing and frustrating. Retaining the services of a North Carolina Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist who is experienced in workers’ compensation process is a way to assist you in navigating this process, especially in claims which have been denied by the employer and their insurance company. What To Do If…Read More

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