Workers’ Compensation

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How to Determine If You Can Sue Outside of Workers’ Compensation

When you are injured on the job, the general rule is that the only source of compensation for your injuries is through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. That rule is in place because workers’ compensation is meant to serve dual purposes – employee coverage and employer certainty. Specifically, workers’ compensation is meant to ensure that

  • If you suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome after an on-the-job injury, you could recover workers’ comp for chronic pain.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a debilitating pain disorder that can arise after a traumatic injury occurs. It is important to know what CRPS/RSD is, as well as its symptoms, causes and treatment options. If you have developed CRPS/RSD as a result of workplace activities, you may

  • Construction site injuries can disrupt your life and impact your ability to work, but there are compensation options available.

Types of Compensation Benefits from Construction Site Injuries

Anyone who works on a construction site knows they can be dangerous.  Two recent surveys reveal the percentage of construction site injuries is the largest share of any industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2014, of the 4,386 private workforce accidents, 899 (20.5 percent) were in construction.  The same year, the bureau’s

What to Do When Your Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance

North Carolina has legislation in place to ensure that all employees are covered by workers’ compensation – as do most states in the U.S. Officials use certain processes to ensure coverage, and any companies’ that are not compliant with the laws risk significant penalties. Despite all the existing legislation and checks and balances, however, now and then employees discover that they

How Vocational Rehabilitation Works Under Workers’ Compensation

By Attorney Jesse S. Shapiro Vocational Rehabilitation is a multi-faceted process by which an injured worker with a compensable workers compensation claim receives assistance from a qualified or conditional rehabilitation professional in an attempt to return to the workforce after a disabling injury. Specifically in NC Workers Compensation cases, “Vocational Rehabilitation” refers to the delivery and