Monthly Archives: January 2011

Are you a victim of Workplace Violence?

Tweet When you think of Workers Compensation, most people typically think of someone becoming injured while working – after having an accident.  Perhaps they were injured by a piece of equipment, fell from a ladder, or were involved in an auto accident. However, workers’ compensation claims can also result from incidents of workplace violence.  The…

Forklift Injuries – Hazard Report released by NCDOL

Tweet A Forklift is an extremely dangerous piece of equipment.  In 2010 there were 7 forklift related fatalities in North Carolina, which amounts to almost 15% of the total workplace related fatalities that were reported last year.  This is such an important issue that the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) has issued a Forklift…

Low Clearance: Truckers watch out!

Tweet Thanks to Workers Comp Insider for drawing my attention to this video.  All of the truck accidents in this video took place at a single trestle bridge in Durham, North Carolina.  There was a prominent sign that let everyone know that trucks over 11′ 8″ tall need not pass, but it seems that too…

Are you too old to receive Workers Compensation?

Tweet If you are an ex-Federal Employee who is receiving workers compensation benefits and older than 70 – you may just be. According to the Workers Compensation Blog published by Jon Gelman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine) has asked the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to launch an investigation into whether employees in their 70’s, 80’s,…

Is your Workers Comp Lawyer easily accessible?

Tweet Is it easy for you to talk to your Workers Compensation Lawyer?  Do they return your calls promptly?  Do you feel cared about and that your case is being handled properly and with professionalism?  If the answer to any of these questions is no, perhaps you don’t have the right attorney handling your case….

10 Tips to help prevent Workplace Injuries

Tweet One of the best ways to avoid having navigate the minefield that is a workers compensation claim is to avoid getting hurt at work in the first place.  According to workers-comp-news.com, 165 Americans die each and every day from an occupational disease, and another 18 die from a work-related injury. It doesn’t have to…

Are you scared to call a Workers Comp Lawyer?

Tweet One of the things that we as lawyers often forget is that we can be intimidating.  One of the first things I tell clients who come to visit with me for the first time is that they have nothing to be afraid of.  I pride myself in not trying to pull one over on…

Average Weekly Wage – What’s that all about?

Tweet If you are injured at work in North Carolina, then you are entitled to Workers Comp benefits.  One of the most important calculations that you or your attorney will make at the beginning of your case is your “average weekly wage”.  Many people mistakenly believe that this amount is simply your stated weekly salary…

Snow and Ice Create Dangerous Conditions on NC Roads

Tweet Ok, so I admit – I’m a bit of a work-aholic.  My wife isn’t exactly pleased that I decided to head to work this morning, but now I’m here, so I might as well update my blog! In case you didn’t get the memo, the roads in central North Carolina are treacherous today (see…

Monthly Archives: January 2011

Are you a victim of Workplace Violence?

Tweet When you think of Workers Compensation, most people typically think of someone becoming injured while working – after having an accident.  Perhaps they were injured by a piece of equipment, fell from a ladder, or were involved in an auto accident. However, workers’ compensation claims can also result from incidents of workplace violence.  The…

Forklift Injuries – Hazard Report released by NCDOL

Tweet A Forklift is an extremely dangerous piece of equipment.  In 2010 there were 7 forklift related fatalities in North Carolina, which amounts to almost 15% of the total workplace related fatalities that were reported last year.  This is such an important issue that the North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) has issued a Forklift…

Low Clearance: Truckers watch out!

Tweet Thanks to Workers Comp Insider for drawing my attention to this video.  All of the truck accidents in this video took place at a single trestle bridge in Durham, North Carolina.  There was a prominent sign that let everyone know that trucks over 11′ 8″ tall need not pass, but it seems that too…

Are you too old to receive Workers Compensation?

Tweet If you are an ex-Federal Employee who is receiving workers compensation benefits and older than 70 – you may just be. According to the Workers Compensation Blog published by Jon Gelman, Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine) has asked the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to launch an investigation into whether employees in their 70’s, 80’s,…

Is your Workers Comp Lawyer easily accessible?

Tweet Is it easy for you to talk to your Workers Compensation Lawyer?  Do they return your calls promptly?  Do you feel cared about and that your case is being handled properly and with professionalism?  If the answer to any of these questions is no, perhaps you don’t have the right attorney handling your case….

10 Tips to help prevent Workplace Injuries

Tweet One of the best ways to avoid having navigate the minefield that is a workers compensation claim is to avoid getting hurt at work in the first place.  According to workers-comp-news.com, 165 Americans die each and every day from an occupational disease, and another 18 die from a work-related injury. It doesn’t have to…

Are you scared to call a Workers Comp Lawyer?

Tweet One of the things that we as lawyers often forget is that we can be intimidating.  One of the first things I tell clients who come to visit with me for the first time is that they have nothing to be afraid of.  I pride myself in not trying to pull one over on…

Average Weekly Wage – What’s that all about?

Tweet If you are injured at work in North Carolina, then you are entitled to Workers Comp benefits.  One of the most important calculations that you or your attorney will make at the beginning of your case is your “average weekly wage”.  Many people mistakenly believe that this amount is simply your stated weekly salary…

Snow and Ice Create Dangerous Conditions on NC Roads

Tweet Ok, so I admit – I’m a bit of a work-aholic.  My wife isn’t exactly pleased that I decided to head to work this morning, but now I’m here, so I might as well update my blog! In case you didn’t get the memo, the roads in central North Carolina are treacherous today (see…