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Workplace Injury Frequently Asked Questions

WARNING: All of the information provided here is of a general nature only. The specific facts of your case may require a completely different answer. Do not base any decision with respect to your case solely on any of the answers found herein. Prior to making any decision with respect to your case, you should speak with a competent attorney who is familiar with the laws that relate to your case.

The medical bills associated with the attempts by doctors to save our loved one’s life are huge. What’s the point of bringing a claim for wrongful death if the doctors and hospitals are going to take all the money?

As set forth above, in North Carolina, the total amount that all healthcare providers can recover collectively from the estate of the deceased in a wrongful death claim is $4500 .00. That means that even if there are only minimum limits, there’s a good chance that there will be at least some recovery for the beneficiary or beneficiaries who remain.


Unfortunately, Virginia has no such statute; however, our office has often been successful in negotiating with healthcare providers to drastically reduce their claims on the estate, particularly if the recovery is limited by the lack of sufficient insurance proceeds.

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.