Workers’ Compensation

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For Preventing Cold Stress in Workers, Training is Key

Plan, equip, train. That’s the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s message to employers as companies brace for the dead of winter. It is the law that employers provide employees a work environment free from known hazards that cause, or are likely to cause, death or serious physical harm. This includes dangerously low temperatures during winter months, which …

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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation When Working From Home in NC and SC?

It is widely known that workers’ compensation is available for most employees that suffer an injury or illness while working. However, with countless Americans working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lines get blurry regarding what workers are entitled to if they endure a work-related injury outside company premises. Luckily, the location of …

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Does Workers’ Compensation Cover COVID In The Carolinas?

COVID-19 has caused a strain not only in the United States, but worldwide. The effects of the pandemic have impacted everyone in one way or another – whether physically, mentally, or economically. For thousands of working Americans, it has impacted them in more ways than one. Workers’ compensation laws serve to provide financial security and …

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Workers’ Comp and Head Injuries: What You Need to Know About Concussions and Post-Concussion Syndrome.

One of the most severe injuries an employee can sustain at work is a mild traumatic head injury, otherwise known as a concussion. If you suffer from post-concussion syndrome or some form of traumatic brain injury related to a workplace accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. What Is A Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome? …

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What If I Don’t Want the Surgery or Treatment Recommended by the Workers’ Compensation Doctor?

Generally, workers’ compensation has the right to direct medical care when they have accepted compensability for the specific part of your body, always subject to supervision by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. But this right is not absolute. Am I Entitled to A Second Opinion? There are provisions to obtain a second opinion for treatment …

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

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 Benefits Am I Entitled To If I Get Hurt At Work In North Carolina?

If you suffer a compensable accident at work or an occupational disease, the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act determines what benefits you are entitled to receive.  An injured worker is entitled to receive, at no cost to him or her, the medical treatment for any item which is reasonably calculated to provide relief, lessen the …

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New Data Show Fewer OSHA Inspectors Available to Help Ensure Workplace Safety

Consistent with the Trump administration’s overall effort to curb the growth of the federal government, the number of federal workplace safety inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decreased over the past year. According to an NBC News report, OSHA has lost 40 inspectors through attrition since President Donald Trump took office …

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What Happens To Workers’ Compensation Benefits When a Spouse Dies In A Work-Related Accident?

Tragically, there are work-related deaths in NC.  What if your husband or wife dies in a work accident or from an occupational disease?  In the sad event, an employee dies from injuries sustained at work, there are rules which govern the compensability for the dependents/beneficiaries of the deceased.  The State does have provisions for widows …

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