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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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Posture and Workers’ Compensation

Poor posture is a common source of back pain, neck pain, and spine pain. Posture generally focuses on the head, shoulders, and back – whether we’re standing, sitting, or lying down. Poor posture is a type of musculoskeletal disorder according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Poor posture can affect the muscles …

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Workplace Trends for 2022

For most people, the pandemic has completely changed the way we work and the type of work we do. More people work remotely. Trucking and delivery services are in constant demand. According to HR (Human Resources) Morning, 2022 is likely to change the workplace in many more ways. The work will affect what types of …

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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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Recovery for Asbestosis under Virginia Workers Compensation

Many people are familiar with the horrific disease of asbestosis, a lung disease caused by exposure and inhalation of asbestos fibers.  Asbestos is a natural, but dangerous mineral product that was commonly used in many industries until the late 1970’s due to its properties of being resistant to heat and corrosion. Unfortunately, although heavily regulated, it is still not banned in the U.S., even though studies have shown that there are no safe levels of exposure to asbestos.

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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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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.