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Heatstroke, Heat Exhaustion, and Workers’ Compensation Claims

In the summer in North Carolina and Virginia, it be can quite hot if you’re working outside. The temperature during the day is often in the 80s and 90s. Sometimes, the temperature even crossed the 100-degree threshold. Some of the jobs that may cause heatstroke during the hot summer months include landscaping, agricultural work, delivery …

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Road Construction Work And Workers’ Compensation

Road construction work takes place continually throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Road crews are constantly building new roads, expanding existing roads, modifying current roads, and making repairs. Road work also includes building bridges, installing lights, repairing trees, and laying sewer lines. Every time roadwork takes place along the federal, state, or local highways – there’s …

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Workers’ Compensation for Carpenters in North Carolina and Virginia

Carpenters help build homes and businesses across North Carolina and Virginia. They set the foundation for the work stone masons, glaziers, and many other types of construction workers do. Unfortunately, carpentry work is dangerous. Many workplace accidents cause construction workers to lose time from work while they seek medical help. Carpenters can claim work injury …

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Workers’ Compensation for Plumbers

According to The Balance, plumbers “install and repair pipes that supply water and gas to, as well as carry waste away from, homes and businesses.” Plumbers also fix appliances, toilets, sinks, and bathtubs. A few common plumber tasks include: Install pipes and plumbing fixtures Visually inspect equipment and operate test equipment such as pressure and …

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Healthcare Trends for 2022

No worker wants to be injured or suffer an occupational illness. Employees who do have valid worker’s compensation claims are entitled to payment of all their reasonable medical bills. These bills include ER treatment, surgeries, doctor visits, time with physical therapists, and many other types of medical treatment. Claimants also are entitled to payment for …

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What Occurs If You Take a New Job While Your Workers’ Compensation Case is Proceeding?

Many workers who are out of work due to a workplace injury may consider taking on another job.  Employees may consider this because they have concerns their old job won’t be waiting for them when they return. The time off from work due to injuries may get workers thinking about changing careers or choosing the same type of work – but in a close geographical location, a job with more pay, a job with more opportunities, or just because a different job may be more satisfying.

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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.