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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 a safety rule. Fortunately, in North Carolina, other than intoxication, a safety rule violation is not a complete bar to recovery, but if a violation is found, will reduce your weekly checks by 10%.

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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.