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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.   

There is a reason why driving while impaired is aggressively enforced.  “Accidents” are not limited to the general public.  WBTV Charlotte reports a police car struck by drunk driver, resulting in Police Struck by Drunk Driverserious injuries to the officer.

The fact-patterns associated with accidents and DWI charges reveal it’s really not an accident.

No one ‘accidentally’ gets behind the wheel after drinking too much and drives.  It’s not an accident at all.  A decision was made – Kevin Jones, Injury Lawyer 

How much are legal fees?Recovery from a bad wreck can involve more than just ER visits, X-rays, doctors, and rehab.  If you’ve been suffering through the process, wondering about your lost wages and bills, often the LAST thing you want to think about is litigation.  Are lawsuits required?

Not necessarily.

In fact, likely more-often-than-not, bringing a claim for damages against the person who caused the wreck ends prior to the actual filing of formal legal “pleadings.”

Do I need a lawyer?Retaining an attorney or law firm for legal representation may be an important first step in settling a claim for damages.  Establishing the attorney-client relationship may seem a bit overwhelming to start.  Knowing what to expect at the first office visit is a good place to start.

Of course, that assumes an office visit works for you.  Not everyone is well enough to meet with a lawyer at their office.

That’s one reason we will come to you.

You’d like to think you won’t need workers comp in NC. But when life (and work) throw you unexpected surprises, you don’t want to be stuck paying medical bills you can’t afford. It happens more often than you think–there were over 2 million work-related injuries in the US in 2016.

1. What is Workers Comp in North Carolina?

The North Carolina Workers Compensation Act aims to provide compensation to employees in the event of an injury that prevents you from working.

Injuries that occur in the workplace may be covered by the NC workers’ compensation laws.  There are legal conditions for applicability, as such it makes sense to talk to a Work Comp lawyer about your options.

If covered, your employer may carry workers’ compensation insurance.  The North Carolina workplace laws (the NC Workers’ Compensation Act) also may allow, in certain circumstances, your employer to be “self insured.”

If you’ve recently had an accident at your place of work and were denied workers’ comp, you may feel stressed out and worried that you’re not going to be able to make ends meet.

workplace-PTSD-1-300x199Workplace PTSD in North Carolina

A lot of NC workers comp claims focus on physical injury, but there are times when mental health becomes an issue. In fact, it can be one of the more complex types of workplace injury, particularly because not a lot is known about the condition in the general public and sometimes people don’t recognize they may be suffering from PTSD.

There were over 2 million cases of workplace injury and illness in 2016. Balance that with $193 billion in lost earnings annually because of mental illness, and the price tag is steep.

death-benefits-1-300x200First, please accept our most sincere condolences on your loss.  If you have questions about legal claims for damages as a result of a workplace fatality, please call now. The last thing you need to worry about is legal fees, so we don’t charge anything to talk to you and provide general guidance during your time of loss.  Our NC Workers’ Compensation Law Firm is here to help and answer your questions.  That’s why we’ve prepared this guide entitled:  Death Benefits from Workers Comp: Everything You Need to Know

By Kevin Jones, NC Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist 

More 5,000 people die on the job every year.  That’s truly a shocking number.  What’s more disturbing is the fact that nearly 60,000 more die from workplace-related diseases.

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