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Workers’ Compensation Claim For Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Published: October 23, 2020

The simple answer to “Can you file a North Carolina Workers’ Comp claim for repetitive stress injuries?” is “Yes.” Workers in the state of North Carolina have the right to file a claim for workers’ compensation if they receive on-the-job injuries due to repetitive stress or repetitive motion. Still, it’s important to have more information about repetitive stress injuries in North Carolina and the workers’ compensation claims that accompany them. When the average layperson thinks of getting injured on the job, particularly those that make it impossible for individuals to continue working, they often think of major accidents. Major accidents can range from heavy equipment mishaps to falling off a ladder or scaffolding. These are job-related injuries that result from isolated but traumatic events. There are, however, other types of on-the-job injuries that can occur, such as repetitive motion injuries…Read More

10 Tips For Negotiating A Dog Bite Injury Claim
  • Published: October 21, 2020

Seeking compensation for an injury caused be another person or animal can be filled with challenges. The best thing to do in this type of situation is to find an experienced personal injury attorney. While such an injury could sometimes be settled without legal counsel, there are certain negotiation techniques that can help you navigate a dog bite injury claim. By hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer, pursuing compensation for your injuries will likely be less stressful, generate a bigger payout, overall run more smoothly. Dog Bite Injury Scenario Let’s say someone else’s dog bites you. You will likely expect compensation for your damages (medical treatment, missed work, pain and suffering, scarring, etc.). More often than not, this will mean contacting the insurance company of the dog owner and filing a claim through their homeowner’s insurance. For the best possible…Read More

Death Benefits For Surviving Family Members
  • Published: September 4, 2020

What Are The Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits Available For Surviving Family Members? In 2018, 5,147 employees lost their lives at work in the United States. In 2019, 5,250 workers died on the job. This increase of employment-based deaths is troublesome, leading many to wonder what the leading causes of fatalities are in the workplace. The subsequent question is then asked about the deceased’s survivors: are family members of the departed’s family entitled to workers’ compensation death benefits? Transportation incidents account for approximately 40% of deaths in the workplace. Additional causes include the following: Harmful chemical exposure Being struck by equipment or objects Slips, falls, and trips Workplace violence Occupations With High Fatality Rates Some occupations are obviously more dangerous than others. Outdoor occupations tend to present the highest frequency counts and fatality rates. These are jobs where employees are not…Read More

Benefits Of A Workers’ Medical Compensation Claim
  • Published: September 2, 2020

Under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, employees who contract a disease at work or are injured at the workplace are entitled to specific benefits. If you are filing a workers’ comp claim in NC, there are a number of things you should know. First, there are different types of compensation: Disfigurement Death benefits Permanent disability compensation Temporary disability compensation Medical compensation Below, we will primarily concentrate on coverage for a medical compensation claim in NC. Worker’s Compensation Medical Benefits In North Carolina The Workers’ Compensation Act of North Carolina states that when an employer or their workers’ compensation insurance company accepts an injured worker’s claim as compensable, they “shall” provide medical compensation. These medical benefits are provided without financial obligation from the insured worker, such as coinsurance or co-pay. In connection with an injury, the medical treatment typically included/covered…Read More

Workers’ Compensation For Scaffolding Accidents
  • Published: August 31, 2020

Understanding Workers’ Compensation For Scaffolding Accidents According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 4,500 injuries and 60 deaths occur in the US each year as a result of scaffolding accidents. If you are one of the individuals suffering from a scaffolding related accident injury, it’s likely that the injury has resulted in lost wages and costly medical bills. You likely have questions and Cardinal Law Partners may have the answers! “After my scaffolding accident, what should I do?” “Who is responsible for damages after a scaffolding incident?” In the ideal scenario, individuals who are injured as a result of scaffolding accidents will immediately contact a knowledgeable and experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Certain things to be aware of, however, involving scaffolding accidents and workers’ compensation include safety measures and scaffolding; scaffolding accidents in the workplace; and third party…Read More

The Role Of Nurse Managers In A Workers’ Compensation Claim
  • Published: August 28, 2020

The last thing you need to worry about after being hurt at work is being tasked with picking up prescription medications, obtaining necessary medical equipment, scheduling and remembering when to make hospital visits, and making/keeping appointments. While you may have a loved one to help out, all of that can still feel like a second full-time job. Worker’s compensation insurance carriers sometimes hire nurse case managers to assist injured workers with the aforementioned tasks. In order for a nurse case manager to be as effective as possible, injured individuals must have a complete understanding of both the limits of a nurse case manager’s role as well as the employee’s rights amidst the workers’ compensation process. What Can Nurse Case Managers Do? Most nurse case managers are registered nurses. They act as medical case workers and are essentially liaisons to the…Read More

Workers’ Compensation If You Contract Covid-19?
  • Published: July 17, 2020

For most Americans, life has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. To date, though some have been more fortunate than others with fewer infections, no state has been completely spared. Workers and their families have lots of questions regarding the coronavirus and workers’ compensation during COVID-19. Getting sick from this pandemic means lost wages, missed work, medical bills, and more. If an individual contracts COVID-19 as a result of their job, are they covered under workers’ compensation? The short answer here should be, yes. Got Covid-19 On The Job? Should You File A Workers’ Compensation Claim? Again – short answer – yes. If an employee is injured on the job or becomes ill as a direct result of their job, they fall under North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act. Most people are familiar with more cut-and-dry situations, such as if a…Read More

Working From Home & Workers’ Compensation
  • Published: July 14, 2020

Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation If You Get Hurt Working From Home? Working from home has become commonplace for more people today than ever before due to the COVID-19 virus. Did you know, however, that working from home makes you more likely than ever to suffer a work-related injury? After all, many people suffer injuries at home. Let’s say, for example, that you get injured while working from home. Are you eligible for workers’ compensation coverage working from home? Perhaps you were getting a fresh cup of coffee or going to the restroom when you got injured. These periods of time could be considered official breaks. The “personal comfort doctrine” may entitle employees to personal comfort breaks during the workday, meaning injuries that occurred during these time periods may make you eligible for workers’ compensation. The Personal Comfort Doctrine Under…Read More

Mediator Help With Workers’ Compensation Cases
  • Published: July 14, 2020

When examining workers’ compensation cases in North Carolina, it’s important to identify the facts. In most auto accident cases, there tends to be negligence on the part of at least one party. In some cases of worker’s compensation, however, there are no verdicts and no damage trials – just injuries. The question then becomes whether or not a workers’ compensation case requires the intervention of a neutral third party to get the insurance company to agree to a lump sum payout by an insurance company. Deputy Commissioners in North Carolina do not have the authority to order workers’ compensation carrier to pay lump sum payments. Secondly, negotiations must take place with an insurance company in order to reach a settlement agreement. They must be convinced of the following: This case may remain open for years and cost the insurance company…Read More

Spinal Cord Injury Compensation
  • Published: July 14, 2020

How Much Should Spinal Cord Injury Compensation Be? The average person may find it almost impossible to cover all the medical expenses of a spinal cord injury. In the first year alone, victims of tetraplegia (a.k.a. quadriplegia) can expect to spend upwards of $1 million. Every year after that, an average of $171,000 may be needed for victims’ spinal cord injury medical expenses. While the numbers vary, injured individuals could have expenses that reach as high as $4.5 million over the course of their lifetime. The information above is a testament as to why spinal cord injury compensation is not only desired but absolutely necessary for spinal cord injury victims. If the spinal cord injury is due to the careless actions of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for that injury. The next question therefore becomes, what kind…Read More

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