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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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What Happens if I get the Corona Virus Because of my Job?

Virginia and North Carolina Workers Compensation Attorney Joe Miller here explains why with some possible exceptions, it is unlikely that you would be able to pursue a compensable claim based on your contraction of the COVID-19 or Coronavirus at work. The possible exception might be someone whose sole job is to treat patients who are …

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JLARC Report on Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation System – More Findings

In addition to the findings previously discussed, the Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission also found the following:   The cost of Virginia workers’ compensation claims. Compared to other states, insurers for Virginia workers paid comparatively high amounts so workers could treat their injuries or disease. The JLARC states that medical fee schedules which …

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JLARC Reports on the Health of The Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation System and on Presumptions about Occupational Diseases

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) is a Virginia organization that provides oversight to numerous state agencies including the Virginia Workers’ Compensation agency. The JLARC is specifically authorized to by the Virginia Code to conduct reviews and oversight. In December 2018, JLARC began a review of the workers’ compensation system for the state …

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Occupational Disease for First Responders

OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE: PRESUMPTIONS FOR FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE, AND OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS Normally, injuries and accidents that occur under Virginia Workers Compensation must consist of a specific traumatic event that caused a sudden anatomical change in the body to the injured worker; however, there are a whole class of cases that do not follow that approach and …

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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.