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As more employees work from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and workers are considering the implications for workers’ compensation claims, because accidents can happen at home as easily as in the traditional workplace. As stated by Insurance Business America, home-based employees have the same workers’ compensation benefits…

In what it is calling “a remarkable reversal” from a stereotype about elderly drivers being crash prone, an auto safety advocacy group says drivers in their 70s are less likely to be involved in car accidents than drivers in their prime working years. A new study by the Insurance Institute…

Crash-avoidance technology that has been credited with making cars safer on the nation’s highways may offer safety benefits for large trucks as well, a recent study shows. Outfitting large trucks with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems could eliminate 2 out of 5 rear-end collisions or more,…

Most people employed in North Carolina go their whole careers without ever having to give a thought to seeking workers’ compensation benefits. But in the most recent year accounted for, the North Carolina Industrial Commission accepted more than 63,000 workers’ compensation claims. The N.C. Industrial Commission handles disputes about workers’…

A married couple that runs a business together will find that their shared livelihood is a complicating factor in a divorce. It’s likely you each have a lot personally invested in the business on top of such assets like cash, equipment, product, a website, and real property. Like a divorce…

Divorced or separated parents who are sharing child custody during the coronavirus pandemic must consider how stay-at-home directives affect custody schedules. Family lawyers around the country are hearing about conflicts, particularly between parents who have different ideas about social distancing and other steps to avoid the virus, leading to disputes…

Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik is pleased to congratulate attorney Ashley Banks on her promotion to the position of named partner at the law firm. The Raleigh, North Carolina law firm will now be known as Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A. “The law firm’s name change recognizes the significant contributions…

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