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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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Electronic Cigarette Battery Explodes in Pocket

As “vaping” continues to grow in popularity, defects in lithium-ion batteries used for electronic cigarettes is a growing hazard.  In a July 2017, the United States Fire Administration reported that between 2009 and 2016 there were 195 separate incidences of explosions and fires involving electronic cigarette batteries.  These incidences resulted […]

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Health Insurance and Managed Care Abuse: What are your rights when care is denied?

November 30, 2017

Remember the days when you purchased a health insurance plan from a health insurer, and you brought that health plan to the doctor when you were sick? You met with your doctor, the doctor prescribed treatment that you needed, and your health plan paid its portion of the doctor’s bill […]

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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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Traffic Fatalities Increase After Years of Decline

After years of decreasing, the number of road-related deaths has increased two years in a row, according to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  While federal figures may not confirm it (due to possible lack of identifying and tracking as cause of crash), many suspect the increase […]

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Forest Horne Named Senior Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America

September 6, 2017

Forest Horne has been named a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon […]

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Attorneys and Firm Again Recognized as Among Best

August 18, 2017

The law firm of Martin & Jones, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorneys John Alan Jones, Forest Horne and Mike Riley have been recognized by their peers as among the Best Lawyers in North Carolina for 2018. Forest Horne has been recognized as well as a Lawyer of the […]

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What Is Underinsured Motorist Coverage? How Much Should I Have?

August 10, 2017

How much insurance you should have in place to protect yourself and your family members can be a tricky question and can often depend on your household valuables, net worth, and other similar details. However, there is one type of auto insurance that is a no-brainer, and it’s called “Underinsured […]

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How much insurance should you have?

Most of us do not think about the amount of insurance we have and certainly not how much insurance someone else has – until we need it. There are several types of insurance that you can purchase for your automobile: liability, collision, comprehension, medical payments, uninsured, and underinsured. North Carolina […]

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DEQ, DHHS and CFPUA all Taking Steps to Address GenX in Wilmington’s Drinking Water

On June 16, 2017, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) Board of Directors met to discuss the presence of GenX in the Cape Fear River, and what steps should be taken. The board unanimously passed two resolutions: (1) Chemours should remove the compound entirely from the Cape Fear River; […]

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