Can I Get Workers’ Compensation in NC if I Work from Home?
Most residents in North Carolina know that they can get workers’ compensation when they are injured or become sick while on the job. However, many people are confused or unsure if they can file for workers’ compensation if they were injured while working from home. This has become a growing curiosity as many Americans have…Read More
Can a Pre-Existing Medical Condition Affect My Workers’ Compensation Case?
Despite employers’ best efforts to keep the workplace as safe as possible, accidents do happen. In fact, The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics found that there were over 2.6 million work-related injuries in 2021 alone, with some of the most common injuries being strains, sprains, and tears. However, more severe injuries are still common.…Read More
Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for PTSD in North Carolina?
Workplace injuries are common in every occupation. It is almost expected that a worker will experience some type of physical injury. But very rarely do workers consider workers’ compensation benefits for mental disorders caused by their occupations. There are occupations such as firefighters and construction workers whose dangerous nature can cause workers to experience PTSD.…Read More
What Is a Workers’ Compensation Settlement?
When you have been injured at work, it is important to consider every possible outcome. Your injuries may be so severe you may need to take early retirement from your chosen career. You may even have to consider the possibility that you may not be able to work again at all for the rest of…Read More
Why Are Trench Collapses So Dangerous?
While a lot of construction work has been revamped and modernized throughout the years, working in trenches is still common practice for some important aspects of our everyday lives. Trenches need to be dug to install things like utility lines and pipelines—but the dangers of working in trenches has not been reduced by any means.…Read More
Which Industries Lead to the Most Accidents and Injuries?
Employees in North Carolina have the right to seek work injury benefits if they are injured while doing their job. These benefits include compensation for their medical bills and temporary wage loss benefits while they are recovering. Workers who have a permanent disability may be entitled to permanent disability benefits. Some workers may be entitled…Read More
‘Injury By Accident’ Is Harsh Standard In North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claims
Most people understand workers’ compensation as a benefit they are entitled to if they are injured while doing their jobs. In many states, if an employee gets injured and the injury occurred within the scope of employment, the employee is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. North Carolina is one of only a few states with…Read More
How Light Duty Affects Your Workers’ Comp Benefits
While many workers who have been injured on the job have to take time off to fully recover while using workers’ compensation, there are some cases in which employers allow workers to return to work for “light duty.” Light duty can be granted after a medical evaluation determines how serious your injuries are and how…Read More
What to Do If Your Workers’ Comp Claim is Denied
If you’ve been injured or have fallen ill in a work-related accident, you may feel relieved when you discover that your employer has workers compensation insurance to provide a cushion while you recover. But what happens when your workers’ comp claim is denied? Though you may be feeling hopeless after a denial, the reality is…Read More
Occupational Diseases and Workers’ Compensation
We all understand that most workplace injuries are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, but you might not know of occupational diseases are covered as well. An occupational disease is a health condition or disorder that is developed during the course of performing work activities and are often the result of environmental conditions. Occupational illnesses can…Read More