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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.

Why does the paralegal seem to handle everything?

Until your case reaches the stage where you have completed treatment, and the case is ready for preparation of a demand package to the insurance company, 99% of the day-to-day issues relating to your case are merely going to relate to making sure we are up-to-date on the course of your treatment in all medical facilities at which you have treated for your injuries. In addition, the paralegal will be ordering records from each of those physicians, facilities, and health care providers, in preparation of the final demand package. Most of what is necessary to do this is essentially secretarial work and involves utilization of form letters, which is certainly appropriate for the paralegal to handle.


There are times when a question arises, for instance, relating to a choice in a course of treatment or physicians, and its effect on your case. In that circumstance, the paralegal may relate the question to the attorney, or a phone conference will be set up between you and the attorney to discuss the issue.

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.