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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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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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Strokes, Heart Attacks, and Workers’ Compensation – Part One

Many jobs involve heavy manual labor. Many jobs involve a great amount of stress. These jobs can cause an employee to suffer a stroke. Workers who are overweight, have heart disease, high blood pressure, or have diabetes are especially prone to suffering work-related strokes. If you are an employee and you suffer a stroke or …

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Tendonitis and Workers Compensation

Many workers in North Carolina and Virginia suffer with and cannot work due to tendonitis. The Mayo Clinic defines tendonitis as “inflammation of the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone.” The cords are known as tendons. Tendonitis can occur in any tendon but is most common around a worker’s shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, …

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What Are the Different Types of Bone Breaks?

The human body has 206 bones. A break in any one bone can cause a worker to lose time from work. Employees can break a bone if they fall, are pinned by an object, are in a vehicle accident, or for many other reasons. Advanced age increases the risk of a broken bone. Broken bones …

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Overexertion and Workers’ Compensation

Overexertion is a leading cause of workplace accidents and workplace incidents. For some workers, that one extra push or pull can cause a serious injury. For many workers, the cumulative effect of lifting and carrying can take a toll on the body. For other workers, just one day when a worker does more than his/her …

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Workers’ Compensation and Falls from Heights

Falling from heights is a leading cause of lost time for workers. While many workers fall while on the same level, such as when a worker slips and falls on a slick surface, falls from heights generally cause more serious injuries some of which may be permanent. The risk of dying due to falling from …

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Virginia Beach Office

5500-B Greenwich Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Elizabeth City Office
(by appointment only)
507 E Main St #K
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

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.