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January 2012 Archives

Workers' Compensation Fraud

The insurance industry would like for the public to believe that the fraud in the workers' comp system is all on the employee side, with injured workers claiming fake injuries in order to lay out of work and draw a check.  Of course that is not true.  Heck, the insurance companies choose the doctors who treat injured workers.  How is it that so many injured workers are supposedly fooling the doctors chosen by the insurance companies?  It makes no sense at all.  

New Member of the Law Firm Family Arrived Recently......

Paralegal Katie Lawing and her husband, Michael, became first-time parents early in the morning of January 21, 2012.  Their son, Liam, was born during the wee hours on that Saturday and from what I hear, he has pretty much kept his Mom up all night ever since.  Ah, the joys of having a new baby in the house.  Taking care of a newborn baby is definitely a job for young people.  Katie is taking a few weeks off from work to take care of Liam, but we do look forward to having her back in the office sometime in April.  

Costs of workplace injuries and illnesses is on rise in U.S.

A new study about occupational health suggests that the costs of job-related injuries have increased by more than $33 billion since 1992, according to a news report. The findings indicate that both North Carolina and the U.S. at large need to work to reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, the study's author said.

More than 50 killed in North Carolina workplace accidents in 2011

When someone suffers an accidental death on the job, his or her survivors often face financial challenges in addition to emotional anguish. Though no amount of money can temper the grief of a tragic loss, compensation can sometimes be obtained through workers' compensation or wrongful death suits to mitigate lost income, funeral and medical expenses and emotional damages.

Can workers' comp recipients change care providers?

Oftentimes, those receiving care for an injury or illness choose to change their doctor or care provider to another, for a myriad of reasons. However, when what you are being treated for is a workplace injury, accident or illness - it can be very complicated to make such changes.

Carpal tunnel is usually a repetitive workplace injury

Office workers in Charlotte may be interested to know that a new survey suggests that carpal tunnel syndrome is usually classified as a workplace injury. The injury is related to work in that it is often caused by the repetitive strain caused to the hand and wrist by typing on a keyboard.

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