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VA Disability Benefits: How Much Back Pay Can I Expect?

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Most veterans usually start pursuing disability benefits in the presence of strong economic incentives, such as recently losing a job, when retirement does not pay as much as expected, or when healthcare expenses become too burdensome. The danger in waiting to pursue VA Disability Benefits until it is needed is that you will not start …

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If I Am Injured and Can’t Work, How Much Should I Receive a Week In Out of Work Benefits?

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A benefit provided by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation system is out of work pay when an individual is unable to work due to their work injury. This benefit is known as Temporary Total Disability benefits or TTD. You become entitled to this benefit while treating for your work injury when your doctor either writes …

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What Evidence should I File in Support of my Claim for VA Disability?

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This post will try to briefly explain the two most common and helpful forms of supporting evidence, Lay Evidence and Expert Evidence. When submitting a claim to the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is always highly encouraged that you also submit additional evidence which can support your claim. The problem is that the VA is …

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Injured At Work: Concerned About Your Light Duty Job?

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For work injuries after June 24, 2011, North Carolina Law encourages employers to provide “light duty” positions while the injured worker is recovering from a work injury. These can be made up positions – a job for which the employer couldn’t justify hiring someone to do. Sometimes the tasks are of some use to the …

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What is A Contingency Fee for Lawyers?

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A frequent question from our clients is how do contingency fees work? We do almost all of our personal injury work on a contingency fee basis. That means the fee is a percentage of the amount we recover for the client. Depending on the kind of case, contingency fees can range from 25% to 40%. …

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The Military Medical Retirement Process

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Military service members often suffer injuries while serving our country.  When a medical condition develops that a physician believes will not heal enough in order for the service member to be able to perform his or her military duties within one year, the service member is then referred to the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) for …

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When Being Bad Can Cost You Your Benefits: Willful Misconduct under the VA

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Most disabilities stemming from injuries or illnesses accrued or aggravated while in military service are compensable under the VA’s disability compensation benefits scheme.  A notable exception is when the illness or injury stemmed from the service member’s willful misconduct. What the Law Says The United States Code states that “no compensation shall be paid if …

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NC and SC Cited as ‘High Risk’ for Deer Collisions

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A new report released by State Farm Insurance has found that both North Carolina and South Carolina are “high risk” states for deer accidents. South Carolina ranks 12th in the country, with 1 in 93 drivers filing a deer damage claim each year. North Carolina is close behind, with one annual deer damage claim for …

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Tips to Stay Safe When Hiking and Visiting Waterfalls This Summer

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Hiking and exploring waterfalls are great ways to see nature, explore, and get some exercise. Enjoying the great outdoors can come with specific risks though. In Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, including popular sites like Table Rock State Park and DuPont State Forest, hikers have suffered serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries in recent …

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Protecting Aging Loved Ones From Exploitation and Abuse by a Caregiver or Relative

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For most of us, the idea of someone – and especially a relative – taking advantage of the elderly is unthinkable. The tragic truth is that elder abuse is widespread, and the majority of abusers are family members, according to Aging.com. One all-too-common type of elder abuse comes in the form of financial exploitation. A …

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