How Can an Employee File a Claim About Bad Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Workers Comp Insurance

You can alert state and federal authorities or organizations of issues with injuries, but who can you tell about shady workers’ comp insurance? Most of the time, issues with workers’ comp don’t come to light until many employees have filed complaints. You can be the first, or possibly the last, to report your employer’s insurance, […]

Charlotte Workplace Accidents and Compensation

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Just like in any other major city, Charlotte sees its fair share of workplace accidents and injuries. From construction injuries on new buildings, roofers falling, or truckers getting into wrecks, it’s everything you would and wouldn’t expect. For full compensation, however, you’ll need to go a bit beyond the extent of your workers’ compensation application. […]

What Happens When a Trucker Has Injuries from a Wreck – Can They Claim Workers’ Comp?

Injuries from a Wreck

Truckers spend almost all their time on the road, so it’s no surprise when one gets into an accident. The difference between a wreck for a trucker and everyone else is that your injuries were from a workplace accident. So, what does that mean for you, can you submit a workers’ comp and an auto […]

North Carolina’s Highest Risk Jobs and Injuries

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Some jobs involve sitting behind a desk, and others involve walking across red iron steel hundreds of feet in the air. Clearly, one is a higher risk, but you might not expect truck driving to be a high-risk position, or working with the city as an animal control agent. The thing is that the highest […]

Death on the Job

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It’s not something that you see in news headlines or on your social media feeds, but deaths happen on job sites and at places of employment rather often. Of course, there are high-risk jobs such as lineman and the fire department where they understand the risks. But, then there are low-risk jobs that result in […]

What Happens if the employees were Following a Manager’s Instructions when They Were Hurt?

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One minute you’re following a manager’s instructions, then minutes later, there’s a serious injury. Managers all throughout Charlotte issue orders and commands that put their employees at risk. Some are aware of the risk factor. Others are not. Stupid mistakes made by people at work happen all the time, and even honest mistakes often have […]

How Can Employers Use Policies to Avoid Negligence?

Policies to Avoid Negligence

Imagine you’re at work, you get hurt and go through the standard practice of filing a workers’ compensation case. Except when you expect everything to go just fine, you receive a denial letter. Your demand for compensation and coverage of your medical care was denied, and why? Well, because your employer or their workers’ compensation […]

Who is Responsible for Providing Anti-Slip Shoes?

Anti-Slip Shoes

The first time most people are told that they’ll need special non-slip or anti-slip shoes for their workplace, there’s a bit of skepticism. From restaurant work to salons, you’ll find that the slip hazards are daily and very real. Without proper footwear, anyone walking through a workspace could slip, fall, and ultimately injure themselves pretty […]

Can I Be Fired For Filing Workers’ Compensation?

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Can Your Boss Fire You For Filing Workers Comp In North Carolina? The North Carolina General Assembly adopted the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) to protect employees against employer retaliation under certain circumstance, including the filing of a workers’ compensation claim. Occupational safety and health complaints, along with wage and hour complaints, are also protected […]

Asbestos Contamination at Work

Asbestos Contamination at Work

Asbestos is no longer used in construction, yet it still resides in many homes and buildings. The dangerous aspect of asbestos is when it is disturbed, becomes airborne, and is inhaled. Asbestos is a group of microfiber minerals that resists fire, heat, and chemicals, which is why it became a popular construction material by the […]