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Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation

Marijuana can affect workers’ compensation in many different ways. A major concern is whether your claim can be denied because you used medical marijuana. The second concern is whether a worker can use medical marijuana as part of their treatment for any injuries or diseases. In North Carolina, the possession of marijuana for recreational and …

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Workers Compensation in VA and Workplace Violence (Trigger Warning!)

This video discusses an extremely difficult subject that may be very hard for some viewers to hear and it therefore comes with a trigger warning. If you’ve experienced workplace violence and are suffering from PTSD or other psychiatric disorders, particularly the 2022 Wal-Mart Shootings Chesapeake or the May 31, 2019 Building Two shootings at the …

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Statutes of Limitation in a VA or NC Workers Comp Claim

In VA and NC, you generally only have 2 years to file a claim or get under an Award or have your claim accepted. Virginia and North Carolina Workers Compensation Attorney Joe Miller here explains the concept of the statute of limitations and goes through some specific scenarios where you think you are in the …

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Experienced Workers’ Compensation Representation for Hospitality Workers

North Carolina and Virginia attract a lot of tourists each year, at our lovely beaches, and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. People visit also visit our states for work, to visit their children in school, to attend all sorts of social functions, and for many other reasons. Many local residents use the state’s hotels, motels, and …

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North Carolina and Virginia Workers’ Compensation and Manufacturing Lawyer

Manufacturing jobs according to recent reports are coming back. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 12.8 million jobs in manufacturing nationwide as of August 2022. These jobs include making cars, trucks, equipment, tools, furniture, consumer products, and many of the products businesses need and consumers enjoy. Common types of manufacturing work …

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Safety Rule Violations and their Potential Effect on Your Comp Case

If you willfully violated an employer’s established safety rule, either written or oral, that was designed to keep you safe, in Virginia you can be completely prevented from recovering anything in your workers compensation case. Here, VA and NC workers comp attorney Joe Miller explains the parameters of what it means to have willfully violated …

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How to Claim Medical Mileage in VA and NC Comp Cases

If you want to get reimbursed for your medical mileage, watch as Virginia and North Carolina Workers Compensation Attorney Joe Miller explains how to make a claim for medical mileage in both states if you have an ongoing workers compensation case.

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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Workers’ Compensation for Carpenters in North Carolina and Virginia

Carpenters help build homes and businesses across North Carolina and Virginia. They set the foundation for the work stone masons, glaziers, and many other types of construction workers do. Unfortunately, carpentry work is dangerous. Many workplace accidents cause construction workers to lose time from work while they seek medical help. Carpenters can claim work injury …

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Workers’ Compensation for Plumbers

According to The Balance, plumbers “install and repair pipes that supply water and gas to, as well as carry waste away from, homes and businesses.” Plumbers also fix appliances, toilets, sinks, and bathtubs. A few common plumber tasks include: Install pipes and plumbing fixtures Visually inspect equipment and operate test equipment such as pressure and …

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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.