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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 tragic death of our loved one has left us in horrific grief and pain. Some of us can’t sleep. We feel like our lives have been ripped away from us. Are we entitled to damages for grief and our suffering as part of the wrongful death claim?

As set forth above, as between VA and NC, only Virginia specifically and explicitly provides for damages to the beneficiaries for sorrow and mental anguish; however, the North Carolina Statute is far broader and includes many areas which will allow the jury to award damages for loss of society, companionship, comfort, etc of the deceased. While you cannot technically be compensated for your ‘pain’ or ‘anguish’ directly in NC, you can still be compensated for the loss of everything the decedent was to you and would have been to you had he or she not be taken from you by the defendant(s).

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5500-B Greenwich Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Elizabeth City Office
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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.