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Workplace Injury

As Congress debated a COVID-19 relief package at the end of 2020, you may have heard that a sticking point was the Senate leader’s insistence on providing liability protection to ensure that businesses could not be sued if customers or employees contracted COVID-19 from exposure to the virus on their premises….

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…

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 recent analysis of workers’ compensation claims found that temporary workers are more likely to suffer job-related injuries than permanent employees in the same industries. The researchers focused on training received by temporary workers and wrote that training may be particularly important for younger and less experienced temporary workers. Workers’…

Motorists who do not comply with North Carolina’s “Move Over” law requiring drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching roadside emergency responders should know that the penalty for violating this traffic law increased significantly as of December 1, 2019, if a violation causes a serious accident. The Move Over…

First Responders Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Would Have Access to Workers Compensation Benefits Under New House Bill A bill passed by the North Carolina House of Representatives would make it easier for first responders to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder caused by work-related experiences. The legislation, House…

Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., is proud to have two lawyers who are North Carolina board-certified workers’ compensation specialists. The attorneys bring a high level of professionalism and knowledge about workers’ compensation law to each case they handle. They understand that being injured and out of work can cause…

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