How Do I File for Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is referred to as a “forms”-based practice of law. This means that there are a number of legal forms which have to be completed throughout any workers’ compensation claim. The first of these forms is what is known as a Form 18, which must be filed with the North Carolina Industrial Commission in…Read More
Will Health Insurance Pay for my Medical Care?
Most people who are injured due to the negligence of another have some form of medical or health insurance already in place. This may be private health insurance, an employer-provided group health plan, Medicare, Medicaid, a State Employee Health Plan, or any of the medical insurance plans offered to employees of the federal government or…Read More
Will I have to Reimburse the Insurance Company if I Receive a Settlement from the Person who Caused the Injury?
As discussed here, victims of negligence who suffer injury will typically first need to turn to their own health insurance to cover medical expenses associated with the injury. In those circumstances, these victims will have the benefit of having insurance pay for some or all of the medical expenses. The law, however, also provides that…Read More
How Can I Make Sure I’m Getting the Best Possible Care for My Injuries?
The answer to this question often boils down to whether or not your injury is a workplace injury (in which case it may be covered by workers’ compensation) or is not a workplace injury. If the injury is not a workplace injury, then the injured victim has the ability to select his or her own…Read More
Bike safely during National Bicycle Month in May
North Carolina residents should take special care to travel safely during National Bicycle Month. As the summer months are approaching and the weather in Charlotte has warmed, many people are now choosing to get around town on bicycles. In fact, bicycling is so popular this time of year that May has been designated as National…Read More