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Injured at Work? Understand Your Options

Getting injured at work often results in being unable to work. For many people, the prospect of losing any amount of income can be overwhelming, leaving them unsure of what to do. Thankfully, there are options available to you, but it’s important to choose the right path for your case. […]

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Trench Collapse Injuries Pose Serious Legal Hurdles to Victims and their Families

Raleigh’s recent trench collapse tragedy highlights the need for sophisticated legal representation when a worker or contractor suffers serious injury or death on a job site. Injuries from a tragedy on a construction site invite be some of the most complex legal scenarios a victim can face. First, the employment […]

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Article Discusses Trend of Increasing Construction and Decreasing Safety Inspections

As construction in the Triangle continues to boom, several concerning trends related to workplace fatalities and injuries have emerged.  First, construction remains the most dangerous industry in our state.  The North Carolina Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (NCOSH) reports that, of the 40 workplace fatalities in North […]

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Most Cited Violations Remain Largely Unchanged in FY 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an agency of the United States Department of Labor, is responsible for assuring safe working conditions and enforcing safety standards throughout the country. Each year, OSHA publishes a list of the top ten most cited violations of their standards. For fiscal year 2017, […]

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What Happens When You Are Injured at Work and There Is More Than One Employer

When an employee is hurt while providing a service to more than one employer, a common question is which employer should be responsible for paying workers’ compensation benefits to the injured employee. This issue usually arises when the injured employee is working through a staffing agency or temporary employment agency, […]

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Kids’ Chance Provides Scholarships for Children of Injured Workers

Kids’ Chance of NC offers scholarships for technical school and undergraduate college to children of injured workers. Executive Director Paul Seguin said scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded throughout the year based upon availability of funds. If your family is struggling to cover tuition costs or other school expenses because […]

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Three Construction Workers Die in Downtown Raleigh Scaffolding Collapse

According to a news report on WRAL, OSHA records show that the company responsible for the scaffolding at the downtown Raleigh construction site where three construction workers were killed and another seriously injured Monday morning had previously been cited twice in the last ten years for violations related to scaffolding. […]

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Miners With Black Lung Wrongly Denied Benefits Based on Controversial Doctor’s X-ray Review

The Department of Labor has recently instructed more than 1,100 coal miners to re-apply for black lung benefits indicating that the miners may have been wrongly denied. The medical review of x-rays for these miners by a doctor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been called into question. According to […]

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Workers’ Comp: Cost of State Claims Is Due to Short-Sighted, Ineffective Risk Management Policies

Since the economic crisis of 2008, I have been predicting that North Carolina politicians would declare a ‘crisis’ over the cost of workers’ compensation claims for State employees, teachers, and school-bus drivers. (Currently, the State is responsible for the workplace injury claims of all these groups.) I have also predicted […]

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Workers’ Comp: Democrats Object to Governor’s Industrial Commission Nominee

A story published today in the Raleigh News & Observer notes that Democratic lawmakers are objecting to Governor McCrory’s appointment of Charlton Allen as a Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. The six Commissioners of the Industrial Commission, including Chairman Andrew Heath, govern the agency. Perhaps their most important […]

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