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Your Guide To Medicare Set Asides

Virginia and North Carolina Workers Compensation Attorney Joe Miller here breaks down, in simple, easy-to-understand terms, the basics of Medicare Set-Asides (MSA’s)–What is it and why do you need one in your workers comp settlement? You just received some kind of authorization for a company you have never heard of that you are being asked …

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Always Get A Work Note

Virginia and North Carolina Workers Compensation Attorney Joe Miller explains why it is so critical to your case to obtain a current work note or disability slip after each and every appointment with your primary, authorized treating physician. Failure to present valid work notes at your hearing could mean you will be unable to prove …

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Workers’ Compensation and Cold Weather

We’ve written before about some of the types of accidents workers have when the weather gets cold – Worker’s Compensation and Winter Safety | Joe Miller Law, Ltd. (joemillerinjurylaw.com). Some of the major types of cold-weather accidents and injuries for workers include. Probably the most common type of injury is a slip and fall due …

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The American Medical Association Guidelines and State Workers’ Compensation Guidelines – for Determining a Worker’s Permanent Impairment Rating

Different federal agencies and different states use the AMA guidelines (either directly or indirectly) to assess a worker’s permanent partial impairment. In the context of a workers’ compensation case, a permanent partial impairment rating  will typically be a measure of any permanent damage or restriction that is objectively measured in a specific body part, such …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Workers Compensation – Part Two

Carpal tunnel syndrome is painful and is likely to cause workers to lose time from their job. If your median nerve isn’t working you’ll have a lot of complications such as: Not being able to use your thumb effectively Not having the right feeling in your fingers Not being able to hold objects well Not …

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Workers Compensation – Part One

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an injury due to stress. It happens when pressure on the median nerve and tendons that travel through the carpal tunnel (a passage in your arm). You feel the injury as you flex your fingers. The carpal tunnel can cause pain, numbness and tingling,  even with minor swelling. What are the …

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Common Mistakes that Can damage Your North Carolina or Virginia Workers’ Compensation Case

Workers have the right to file for workers’ compensation if they are an employee, if they are hurt on the job, and if the injuries they suffer stop them from working. Workers may also be entitled to work injury benefits if they suffer an occupational illness due to their job. There is no requirement to prove the employer was at fault. The claims process is normally easier than in a personal injury case. Still, there are many mistakes employees can make that can hurt their case. Just one key mistake can affect your entire claim or your ability to get all the compensation you deserve.

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Updates to the North Carolina Work Injury Process Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 healthcare crisis is causing a lot of changes to the way that workers’ compensation in North Carolina are handled Some of the many changes the North Carolina Industrial Commission is making include the following: Mediations conducted before June 1, 2020 Chief Justice Beasley ordered on April 2, 2020 that all mediations of workers’ …

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Filing a COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claim in North Carolina

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every type of worker. Some work such as healthcare and delivery service work has been deemed essential by the Governor of North Carolina. Other work has been categorized as non-essential. Governor Cooper has issued a new  Executive Order essentially placing North Carolina into Phase 1 of Re-opening, while still  engaging …

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Will I Lose my Comp Checks if I’m Laid Off due to the Coronavirus?

Clearly many folks are concerned right now about the effect on their weekly compensation checks of any potential layoff of themselves and their fellow employees at work or company closures due to the severe economic downturn and mandatory closures related to the Coronavirus.  This is a very important question right now and also this particular …

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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.