Category Archives: Practical Advice

Just received a Form 24 – What now?

Tweet In North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system, many injured workers think that they can handle their case on their own, especially if the case is accepted by the insurance company (meaning that you are receiving weekly benefit checks and medical treatment from the insurance company). Unfortunately, many of these same workers don’t realize the mistake…

FAQ – What if my workers’ comp check is late?

Tweet One of the most frequent calls I receive from my workers’ comp clients is that their workers’ compensation check is late. Unfortunately, (and I don’t believe that this is the client’s fault), the calls I receive are from the same client’s again and again. This means that the same insurance companies are routinely late…

Given a deadline to return to work, now what?

Tweet This is one of the most frequent questions I get from my clients, because it is a frequent tactic used by insurance companies to either: 1) cut off your benefit checks in accepted cases, or 2) show that you are capable of working in denied cases. If you don’t already have an attorney, and…

The Workers’ Comp Doctor: What to do on that first visit…

Tweet I just finished up a report on what to do and what not to do on that first trip to the dreaded workers’ comp doctor. Here’s a quick overview/summary of my recommendations: Be nice, even if you don’t like the doctor Be prepared with notes explaining exactly how you were injured – explain this…

Who does your nurse really work for?

Tweet In some Workers’ Comp cases in North Carolina, the case and employee will be assigned a Nurse to help coordinate benefits, schedule doctor’s appointments, and basically make sure that the medical treatment is progressing as it should.  The nurse is supposed to be employed by an independent company, such that they are not unduly…

Is Workers’ Comp my only recourse if I’m hurt at work?

Tweet I get asked, on quite a regular basis, whether my client’s can recover for pain and suffering if they are injured in a workplace accident.  Unfortunately, the answer is usually no (99.9% of the time, we’ll leave the 0.01% for another day). One of the problems with workers’ comp is that an employee is…

Anatamy of a Workers’ Comp Case

Tweet If you have been injured on the job in North Carolina, you are probably scared (about your health and possibly loss of income/job security), nervous and a little uncertain of what the future will hold.  However, knowledge is power – so the more you know about how the process will unfold, the more confident…

Injured Workers settle case without attorney… Now What?

Tweet Injured workers settle their workers comp cases everyday without attorneys – this is nothing new.  But what most people don’t understand is that by signing a settlement agreement without consulting a workers compensation lawyer can cause you all sorts of problems.  Many times, as part of the settlement, your employer will ask you to…

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…

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…

Category Archives: Practical Advice

Just received a Form 24 – What now?

Tweet In North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system, many injured workers think that they can handle their case on their own, especially if the case is accepted by the insurance company (meaning that you are receiving weekly benefit checks and medical treatment from the insurance company). Unfortunately, many of these same workers don’t realize the mistake…

FAQ – What if my workers’ comp check is late?

Tweet One of the most frequent calls I receive from my workers’ comp clients is that their workers’ compensation check is late. Unfortunately, (and I don’t believe that this is the client’s fault), the calls I receive are from the same client’s again and again. This means that the same insurance companies are routinely late…

Given a deadline to return to work, now what?

Tweet This is one of the most frequent questions I get from my clients, because it is a frequent tactic used by insurance companies to either: 1) cut off your benefit checks in accepted cases, or 2) show that you are capable of working in denied cases. If you don’t already have an attorney, and…

The Workers’ Comp Doctor: What to do on that first visit…

Tweet I just finished up a report on what to do and what not to do on that first trip to the dreaded workers’ comp doctor. Here’s a quick overview/summary of my recommendations: Be nice, even if you don’t like the doctor Be prepared with notes explaining exactly how you were injured – explain this…

Who does your nurse really work for?

Tweet In some Workers’ Comp cases in North Carolina, the case and employee will be assigned a Nurse to help coordinate benefits, schedule doctor’s appointments, and basically make sure that the medical treatment is progressing as it should.  The nurse is supposed to be employed by an independent company, such that they are not unduly…

Is Workers’ Comp my only recourse if I’m hurt at work?

Tweet I get asked, on quite a regular basis, whether my client’s can recover for pain and suffering if they are injured in a workplace accident.  Unfortunately, the answer is usually no (99.9% of the time, we’ll leave the 0.01% for another day). One of the problems with workers’ comp is that an employee is…

Anatamy of a Workers’ Comp Case

Tweet If you have been injured on the job in North Carolina, you are probably scared (about your health and possibly loss of income/job security), nervous and a little uncertain of what the future will hold.  However, knowledge is power – so the more you know about how the process will unfold, the more confident…

Injured Workers settle case without attorney… Now What?

Tweet Injured workers settle their workers comp cases everyday without attorneys – this is nothing new.  But what most people don’t understand is that by signing a settlement agreement without consulting a workers compensation lawyer can cause you all sorts of problems.  Many times, as part of the settlement, your employer will ask you to…

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…

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…