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What Are The New Department of Labor Independent Contractor Laws?

Generally, every worker in the country, including North Carolina and Virginia, must be an employee to qualify for worker’s compensation benefits. Employees can be full-time workers, part-time workers, or season-employees. Workers who are classified as independent contractors do not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits under either Virginia or North Carolina worker’s compensation laws. When the …

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Amazon Warehouse Worker Injuries

Both North Carolina and Virginia employ many different types of workers at their fulfillment centers. These centers are spread throughout both states. Amazon also hires many drivers who use Amazon’s trucks to make pickups from the stores and facilities that have the items that are ordered – and to make deliveries to the people and …

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North Carolina and Virginia Sanitation Worker Compensation Lawyer

Sanitation work includes any activity that involves keeping private or public facilities or places clean. Examples of sanitation work include picking up the trash at various garbage disposal sites and then dumping that trash at local dump site landfalls. Sanitation work also includes janitorial work and any type of waste disposal removal. Sanitation workers in …

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Common Myths About Workers Compensation. Part Three.

This is part three of our discussion of workers’ compensation myths. If you haven’t had a look at Part One or Part Two yet, we invite you to also see those articles for additional information. We begin with a continuation of our discussion about how workers’ compensation claims differ from personal injury claims. Myth: Vocational …

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What are the Different Types of Medical Diagnostic Tests – Part Three

In Part One of our discussion of medical diagnostic tests for workers’ compensation workers who are injured or become ill; we discussed X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. In Part Two, we discussed ultrasound and EMG tests. In this third article, we discuss a few diagnostic tests that affect different parts of a worker’s body – …

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What Are the Different Types of Medical Diagnostic Tests – Part Two

In part one of our discussion of diagnostic tests, we discussed three common imaging tests – X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. Before we continue discussing other tests, let’s take a look at the parts of the body that are examined – that may need to be diagnosed: The initial medical review Normally, the ER doctor …

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What are the Different Types of Medical Diagnostic Tests – Part One

Workers in North Carolina and Virginia who are seriously injured are likely to undergo one or more diagnostic tests. These tests can determine what injuries or illnesses you have. Diagnostic tests can also rule out certain medical conditions. Diagnostic tests are important in workers’ compensation cases because they can be used to explain why you’re …

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Workers’ Compensation and HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) became law in 1966. The law is designed to protect a patient’s right to privacy regarding their medical data. HIPPA regulates the privacy and security of electronic patient information. According to the Office of Civil Rights for the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): “The HIPAA …

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If you are looking at this site, you or a loved one has probably been hurt. If that's true, you've come to the right place. Helping people who have been hurt is what we do. In fact, it is all we do. Joe Miller Law is a law firm concentrating exclusively on representing people who are injured by the carelessness of others or those hurt on the job. We provide the highest quality legal services to people who have been seriously injured. We practice Personal Injury law and Workmens' Compensation law in both Virginia and North Carolina.