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Are Part-Time Employees Covered By Workers' Compensation?

Many businesses throughout North Carolina are hiring part-time employees these days. But often these workers are slotted directly into their positions with little or no training. And that's a big problem. While anyone can suffer on on-the-job injury, new employees and those with little training are far more likely to get injured than experienced workers.

Can injured workers protect their right to workers' comp?

Health care is an important industry that protects the well being of all North Carolina residents. Unfortunately, some of our health care workers, including nurses, doctors and staff, suffer injuries while they are helping others.

If you are injured while working at the hospital, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. These benefits can help you pay for medical bills and cover lost wages as you recover. However, filing a claim does not guarantee recovery. Do you know what steps to take to increase your claim's chances of success?

4 types of damages you may be able to claim after an accident

You've driven from the store to your house more times than you can count. It's only a few miles and you've never had a problem. You feel like you could do it on autopilot.

Then, when you're turning left with the light, another driver runs the red. It happens so fast. There's no way you can avoid the crash. You have a split second to realize what's happening and then it's nothing but chaos as the cars collide and spin. Everything goes dark and when you wake up, you're in the hospital.

When can you collect after a slip-and-fall accident?

As an older American, slip and fall accidents pose a significant risk to your health and well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that falls are the leading cause of injury and death for older Americans. Ore than 27,000 older Americans die from falls each year.

Unfortunately, a number of restaurants, stores and residences fail to keep their premises safe, creating hazardous conditions that lead to accidents. This begs the question: What are your rights under North Carolina law if you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident?

What are my rights if I was exposed to disease at work?

Workers in industries such as health care, medical research and construction are often exposed to disease at work. These diseases can lead to debilitating medical conditions that cause pain and financial strain. Sufferers of diseases spend an extensive amount of money on hospital bills and lost wages. If you were exposed to disease at work, then you may be entitled to compensation under the law.

Your injury may be covered under workers' compensation. Examples of diseases covered by workers' compensation include, but are certainly not limited to:

Can you apply for both workers' compensation and SSDI?

If you suffer an injury or illness because of your job, you may qualify for a few different benefits. You can seek workers' compensation, which is a temporary payment as you recover. You might also qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, which involves long-term payments to make up for your inability to work. But can you receive both types of compensation?

When can you collect after a slip-and-fall accident?

As an older American, slip and fall accidents pose a significant risk to your health and well-being. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that falls are the leading cause of injury and death for older Americans. More than 27,000 older Americans die from falls each year.

Unfortunately, a number of restaurants, stores and residences fail to keep their premises safe, creating hazardous conditions that lead to accidents. This begs the question: What are your rights under North Carolina law if you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident?

Five tips for driving safely in construction work zones

Many people consider construction work to be one of the most dangerous jobs because of the numerous dangers workers face every day. This is certainly the case for road construction workers in North Carolina who have to contend with heavy construction equipment, flying debris and oftentimes narrow work areas next to busy roadways, just to name a few dangers.

most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration explains that in 2015 alone, more than 96,000 crashes occurred in construction zones across the nation. Of those, roughly 26 percent of crashes involved injuries while less than 1 percent involved a fatality.

What does it mean to be disabled?

The term "disability" can mean different things to different people, from physical injuries and illnesses to genetic conditions that affect how a person functions in society.

No matter how we define the word "disability," we can all agree on one fact: disabilities affect people in different ways, sometimes to the point where a person may be unable to work and earn a living because of their condition.

7 Things To Do After A Car Wreck

Being in a car accident can be a frightening, emotionally trying experience. For many people, this might be the only time they are involved in a wreck. Without prior experience it can be hard to maintain a level head when you are facing injury, serious property damage and the worry of future bills. The North Carolina Bar Association suggests numerous tips that can help you keep your cool after an accident. 

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