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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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Workers’ Compensation For The Food and Beverage Industry

Many workers in North Carolina and Virginia work in the food services industry. They work in restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, supermarkets, grocery stores, pizza places, all sorts of ethnic food establishments, bakeries, and other related businesses.

Restaurant workers work as chefs, cooks, waitresses and waiters, bartenders, hosts, cashiers, bussers, and many other professions. There are farm-to-table companies and other businesses that prepare ready-to-eat foods.

Food delivery workers have become essential during the pandemic. Delivery or Truck drivers can suffer all sorts of injuries from traumatic injuries and spinal cord damage to broken bones and internal bleeding or even brain damage if they are involved in an auto or truck crash.

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Definition of Accident NC vs VA Workers Comp

Workers Compensation Lawyer Joe Miller here explains the concepts of “accident” as defined by North Carolina vs. Virginia Workers Compensation Law. NC typically requires a “slip, trip or fall,” unless it relates to a spine injury. VA does only requires a specific traumatic incident, which doesn’t necessarily have to include a slip, trip, or fall. …

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The Concept of Risk of Employment in VA Workers Compensation

Here workers compensation attorney Joe Miller explains the often-misunderstood and baffling concept of risk of employment, otherwise known as the requirement that a worker’s injury “arise out of” employment. As he explains, Virginia employs the “actual risk” test, meaning that what caused you to be injured must have been associated with some risk or hazard …

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Your Guide To Vocational Rehabilitation in Virginia and North Carolina

Workers Compensation Attorney Joe Miller of Joe Miller Law and the Work Injury Center here explains the real purpose behind vocational rehabilitation. Unlike your physical therapist, a vocational rehabilitation counselor is usually not someone your doctor will refer you to. He or she is someone who is hand-picked by the workers compensation insurance company. Their …

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What Is Vocational Rehabilitation?

Injured workers may need to consult with different types of therapists. It can be confusing to understand which therapist does what. Generally, physical therapists provide exercises and treatments to help your body recover from your injuries. Occupational therapists help injury victims learn to do everyday tasks and to work with assistive devices. Vocational therapists are supposed to work to help an injured worker return to work.

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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.