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Workers Compensation and Eye Injuries in Virginia

Workers are at risk for eye injuries in the workplace for many reasons. Many eye injuries can be avoided if employers anticipate the causes and take necessary precautions such as wearing the correct type of protective equipment. We have also addressed eye injuries and Vision loss in a previous article discussing North Carolina Workers Compensation …

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Scaffolding Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Families of anyone killed due to a workplace scaffolding accident are entitled to death benefits. Survivors of scaffolding falls are entitled to full medical care and wage loss benefits, otherwise known as temporary total disability checks. Scaffolding is a necessary requirement at many types of construction sites. Scaffolding is generally temporary. Stable scaffolding helps workers …

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More on Cold Weather Risks for Workers and How to Prevent or Treat Them

Another danger for workers who work outside is trench foot. Trench foot is also known as immersion. Trench foot is due to lengthy exposure to cold temperatures and wet elements. Workers can develop trench foot even if temperatures are as much as 60 degrees F. The injury happens “because wet feet lose heat 25-times faster …

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Worker’s Compensation and Winter Safety

North Carolina already had one significant snowfall during December of 2018 and early in 2018, southeast Virginia was struck by a crippling blizzard. Ice, snow, and cold weather can make it extremely difficult to work – especially for construction workers and anyone who works outside. Anyone who walks outside may slip and fall on the …

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Deposition Rules in North Carolina Worker Injury Cases

North Carolina has many laws that govern depositions in worker’s compensation cases.  Under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, the Commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission can order the deposition of any witness including the claimant or the claimant’s doctor.

Section 97-80 of the act states that the Commission can order that testimony be taken on application of any party to the case. The application should state why the evidence is material, whether the witness is in North Carolina or outside of North Carolina and the costs involved.

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Medical Non-Compliance

In addition to using a nurse case manager and a vocational rehabilitation counselor to try to terminate your workers’ compensation benefits, there are other indirect tricks the insurance carrier for the employer will try.

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Quick Update: Contributory Negligence

This short video lets you know the dangers of contributory negligence and how it can affect your personal injury case, particularly in auto accidents.  If you’ve been hurt in an accident, don’t put yourself at risk for getting anything less than Strong Justice.  Call attorney Joe Miller, today, (888) 694-1671.

Lexus cars recalled for flammable risk

A faulty gasket sealing in some older Lexus models that may lead to a fire-causing fuel leak has prompted Toyota to recall 423,000 cars in the U.S., USA Today reported on October 15. The affected models are 2007-2010 LS Sedan, 2006-2011 GS Sedan, 2006-2011 IS Compact, 2010 IS C, and 2008-2010 IS-F. According to Toyota, fuel pipes …

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Suspect escaped after police chase

Police are still looking for a suspect who led a chase for authorities before hitting several vehicles and fleeing the scene, according to an October 5th report from WAVY News. The suspect was reported to have been driving a silver Honda when an officer tried to pull him over initially for license plates that appeared to …

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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.