What You Need to Know About North Carolina’s Mask Mandate?
Over the past few weeks, the number of North Carolina residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 has been rising and the number of COVID-related hospitalizations has been increasing. In response to these concerning statistics, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued an Executive Order on Wednesday, June 24th making it mandatory for North Carolina residents…Read More
Types of Injuries Covered Under Workers’ Compensation
With a few exceptions, workers’ compensation insurance typically covers only those injuries which are caused by an accident while on-the-job. With the exception of injuries to the back or occupational disease injuries (both discussed below), there must be some type of deviation from the normal work routine in order for an injury to be covered…Read More
Workers’ Compensation: Classifying Your Disability
The workers’ compensation system in North Carolina generally recognizes four (4) types of disability: Temporary Total Disability (TTD) — Most individuals involved in workers’ compensation claims are experiencing temporary partial disability. As the name implies, this is a temporary situation that typically arises when an injured worker is recovering from his or her injury. The…Read More
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is the legal framework by which individuals injured on the job may have the ability to have their medical treatment paid for, and receive a disability benefit while unable to perform work. Workers’ compensation pays the medical bills associated with medical treatment related to the on-the-job injury. If a worker is unable to…Read More
Who Qualifies for Worker’s Compensation Benefits?
Not all those who suffer an injury on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Generally speaking, a worker must suffer an injury as a result of an accident, or deviation from the normal work routine, in order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. Workers who suffer an on-the-job back injury are not subject to…Read More