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North Carolina and Virginia Workers’ Compensation and Nerve Injury Lawyer

Workers in North Carolina and Virginia can suffer nerve damage from a single incident or from a culmination of repetitive motion stresses. Nerve injuries can be extremely painful because they’re the part of the body that communicates with the brain and transmits messages that can include pain. Nerve damage can cause loss of motion. In …

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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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Hernia and Workers’ Compensation

Hernias occur when a bodily organ pushes through your muscle or tissue. Muscles and tissues hold your organs in place. A common example is when a person’s intestines push through a weakening in the abdominal wall. Other common locations for hernias include the upper thigh, the groin, and the belly button. Generally, hernias don’t repair …

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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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CDC Recommendations for Hearing Protection During Your Lifetime

Several doctors published a report on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2018 explaining how hearing affects workers during their lifetime. Across the globe, one in three people have a measurable loss of hearing. “1.1 billion young persons are at risk for hearing loss attributable to noise exposure.” Some …

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The Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) developed the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) to characterize occupational injury and illness incidents.” There are been several revisions to the original system. The OICS breaks down workplace injuries and illnesses into the following four categories: Nature of the …

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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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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.