Monthly Archives: February 2011

Flash Fire at Sherwin Williams Plant leads to burned worker

Tweet A Flash Fire at the Sherwin Williams Plant in Greensboro has burned a worker, reports CBS News.  The fire happened Thursday morning and burned the worker on his arms and face. This unfortunate incident was the result of chemical vapors igniting, reports fire investigators, and is yet another reason that workers must be vigilant…

Injured at Work? Have you applied for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Tweet If you are injured at work in North Carolina, you should give some serious thought to applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, in addition to filing for Workers’ Compensation Benefits.  Here are a couple of reasons why: Filing for Social Security Disability will not adversely affect your Workers’ Compensation.  In some cases, you may…

How Workers’ Comp lawyers get paid in North Carolina

Tweet The issue of how Workers’ Comp Lawyers get paid in North Carolina is a touchy one. Today I had a discussion with a new client about fees, and how our office gets paid.  It was a timely (and often asked) question, especially since one of the topics discussed at Tuesday’s NCAJ workers compensation section…

NC Workers Comp Reform News – www.ProtectNCworkers.com goes live February 17th

Tweet For those of you that have been following the news in the NC Workers Comp Reform world recently – you know that injured workers throughout North Carolina are in a fight for their lives… literally. The insurance companies and big business lobbies want to limit the benefits paid to injured NC workers to 9…

Workers Compensation Section Meeting at the NCAJ

Tweet This afternoon I attended the Workers’ Compensation Section Meeting at the Raleigh office of the North Carolina Advocates of Justice (NCAJ) – an organization of which I am a proud member.  Here is a sampling of some of the things that were discussed: NCAJ president Phil Baddour and CEO Dick Taylor gave an update…

Labor Legislative Conference held last week in Raleigh

Tweet Last week union workers throughout the state of North Carolina convened for the 2011 Labor Legislative Conference in Raleigh. At that meeting, the unions called for a “Working People’s Agenda” that included creating more jobs and protecting workers throughout the state. For more on the program, read this article entitled “Workers Unite to Promote…

North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Fraud – It’s not all Employees

Tweet In North Carolina, Workers’ Compensation Fraud is not just about employees filing fraudulent claims.  An even bigger problem is Employers that are misclassifying employees as 1099 workers instead of payroll workers. Thanks to Leonard Jernigan for sharing the following video during his presentation on Workers’ Compensation fraud during the second day of the Workers…

NC Workers’ Comp CLE – Pain, Pain Go Away

Tweet Today and tomorrow I will be attending an Intermediate Level Workers’ Comp CLE in Greensboro, North Carolina called “Pain, Pain Go Away“, sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association. As the title suggests, the program will focus on different forms of pain management treatments (the speakers thus far seem to suggest that epidural steroid injections…

Fighting Workers’ Comp reform in North Carolina

Tweet You are going to be seeing a lot of posts from me in the coming weeks and months with updates on what is going on in the Statehouse in Raleigh.  The People of North Carolina are in for a fight – and this time it doesn’t only affect injured workers who are depending on…

NC Workers’ Compensation Checklist

Tweet In looking up some information on Union’s in North Carolina, today I came across a Workers’ Compensation Checklist for you to review and print if you have been injured in a workplace accident.  Some of the important things for you to do include: Prepare a detailed statement of everything you can remember about the…

Workers Compensation Benefits – An Overview

Tweet You can also find a copy of this article on Workers Comp Benefits under the “Start Here” heading on the navigation bar…  I thought I would post it here for those that subscribe to my RSS feed.  (If you are not already, you probably should!) Workers Comp Benefits take several forms in North Carolina….

Monthly Archives: February 2011

Flash Fire at Sherwin Williams Plant leads to burned worker

Tweet A Flash Fire at the Sherwin Williams Plant in Greensboro has burned a worker, reports CBS News.  The fire happened Thursday morning and burned the worker on his arms and face. This unfortunate incident was the result of chemical vapors igniting, reports fire investigators, and is yet another reason that workers must be vigilant…

Injured at Work? Have you applied for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Tweet If you are injured at work in North Carolina, you should give some serious thought to applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, in addition to filing for Workers’ Compensation Benefits.  Here are a couple of reasons why: Filing for Social Security Disability will not adversely affect your Workers’ Compensation.  In some cases, you may…

How Workers’ Comp lawyers get paid in North Carolina

Tweet The issue of how Workers’ Comp Lawyers get paid in North Carolina is a touchy one. Today I had a discussion with a new client about fees, and how our office gets paid.  It was a timely (and often asked) question, especially since one of the topics discussed at Tuesday’s NCAJ workers compensation section…

NC Workers Comp Reform News – www.ProtectNCworkers.com goes live February 17th

Tweet For those of you that have been following the news in the NC Workers Comp Reform world recently – you know that injured workers throughout North Carolina are in a fight for their lives… literally. The insurance companies and big business lobbies want to limit the benefits paid to injured NC workers to 9…

Workers Compensation Section Meeting at the NCAJ

Tweet This afternoon I attended the Workers’ Compensation Section Meeting at the Raleigh office of the North Carolina Advocates of Justice (NCAJ) – an organization of which I am a proud member.  Here is a sampling of some of the things that were discussed: NCAJ president Phil Baddour and CEO Dick Taylor gave an update…

Labor Legislative Conference held last week in Raleigh

Tweet Last week union workers throughout the state of North Carolina convened for the 2011 Labor Legislative Conference in Raleigh. At that meeting, the unions called for a “Working People’s Agenda” that included creating more jobs and protecting workers throughout the state. For more on the program, read this article entitled “Workers Unite to Promote…

North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Fraud – It’s not all Employees

Tweet In North Carolina, Workers’ Compensation Fraud is not just about employees filing fraudulent claims.  An even bigger problem is Employers that are misclassifying employees as 1099 workers instead of payroll workers. Thanks to Leonard Jernigan for sharing the following video during his presentation on Workers’ Compensation fraud during the second day of the Workers…

NC Workers’ Comp CLE – Pain, Pain Go Away

Tweet Today and tomorrow I will be attending an Intermediate Level Workers’ Comp CLE in Greensboro, North Carolina called “Pain, Pain Go Away“, sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association. As the title suggests, the program will focus on different forms of pain management treatments (the speakers thus far seem to suggest that epidural steroid injections…

Fighting Workers’ Comp reform in North Carolina

Tweet You are going to be seeing a lot of posts from me in the coming weeks and months with updates on what is going on in the Statehouse in Raleigh.  The People of North Carolina are in for a fight – and this time it doesn’t only affect injured workers who are depending on…

NC Workers’ Compensation Checklist

Tweet In looking up some information on Union’s in North Carolina, today I came across a Workers’ Compensation Checklist for you to review and print if you have been injured in a workplace accident.  Some of the important things for you to do include: Prepare a detailed statement of everything you can remember about the…

Workers Compensation Benefits – An Overview

Tweet You can also find a copy of this article on Workers Comp Benefits under the “Start Here” heading on the navigation bar…  I thought I would post it here for those that subscribe to my RSS feed.  (If you are not already, you probably should!) Workers Comp Benefits take several forms in North Carolina….