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Remote working and working from home are commonplace nowadays due to COVID-19 and the Coronavirus. Does Work Comp cover injuries at home

Work Comp Lawyers in North Carolina are encountering ever-increasing questions such as “Is remote working covered under the Workers’ Compensation laws?” and “Are injuries that take place at my house covered under OSHA regulations or Workman’s Compensation?”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration or “OSHA,” provides some guidance on handling claims relating to employees “hurt at work” while working remotely and/or somewhere other than the premises of the employer.

There’s a reason why texting while driving is illegal in North Carolina.TEXTING WHILE DRIVING IS NEGLIGENT

It’s incredibly dangerous, predictably resulting in car accidents, wrongful death claims, and lives ruined.

The National Highway Traffic Administration or “NHTSA” estimates “distracted driving,” which includes texting while driving, accounts for a substantial number of accident-related fatalities on our highways.

The stated purpose of the NC Workers’ Compensation Act is “fair and just” compensation for the Injured Employee.WORKMENS COMPENSATION LAWYERS NC

The North Carolina worker compensation laws are intended to assist injured employees.

Indeed, the North Carolina Supreme Court has consistently ruled that the primary consideration is proper compensation for employees injured as a result of on-the-job accidents.

The North Carolina workman compensation laws are intended to be “fair and just,” especially when AVERAGE WEEKLY WAGEcalculating an Average Weekly Wage.

But what does that mean exactly?

Plaintiff lawyers work hard to ensure clients are fairly compensated for long-term losses, permanent injuries, and lost wages due to being out of work.

The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed legislation that will limit, if not entirely CORONAVIRUS LAWSUITS IN NORTH CAROLINAeliminate Coronavirus lawsuits in North Carolina alleging negligence and malpractice.

The stated purpose of the law is to “limit civil liability.”

Health care providers, emergency response businesses, and other essential business operations are granted immunity from negligence claims relating to the transmission of the Coronavirus.

Claims for exposure to workplace diseasesCan I get Workers Compensation for the Coronavirus?

The North Carolina workers’ compensation laws allow, in certain circumstances, compensation for transmitted diseases and fatalities.

While many if not most people think of work comp as relating to a slip-and-fall or some other traumatic physical injury, there are some professions where there are unique susceptibilities to transmittable diseases.

As 2019 comes to a close we all tend to take stock, making New Year’s Resolutions.  What was good PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERSthis year?  What could be better next year?  What do I need out of my life that is causing problems?

A common thread is an overwhelming desire to be less stressed and overwhelmed.  Starting 2020 with fewer hassles and worries makes sense.

If you’ve been trying to deal with an insurance adjuster in 2019, one of your New Year’s Resolutions may include letting go and asking an accident lawyer for help – Kevin Jones, Personal Injury Attorney

The holiday season is upon us.  With that comes parties, family get-togethers, office events. . .and drunk driving.DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS

It may come as a surprise to some that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving has surpassed New Year’s  as the “Biggest Drinking Day in the US.”  

Law enforcement hasn’t missed the fact that #BlackOutWednesday is popular with the 21 to 34-year-old set.   

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