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Riddle & Brantley Attorney Says $43,000 Fine for Safety Violations at Smithfield Grain “Does Nothing to Deter”

January 8, 2024   |  
Riddle & Brantley attorney Adam Smith, an NC Bar-Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation, slammed a recent $43,000 fine assessed by the North Carolina Department of Labor after a worker fell 70 feet to her death at Smithfield Grain. The company was found to have violated at least four workplace safety...
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Workers’ Compensation for Knee Injury: Do You Have a Claim?

September 11, 2020   |  
Are you seeking workers’ compensation for a knee injury suffered while on the job? In this post, we’ll look at what you need to know about knee injury workers’ comp claims. And, if you need to file a claim for workers’ comp for knee injury, we’ll give you some tips...
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Workers’ Comp for Shoulder Injury: Do You Qualify?

September 4, 2020   |  
Do you need workers’ comp for a shoulder injury? Shoulder injuries are among the most complicated types of injuries in the world of worker’s compensation. For a shoulder injury to qualify for coverage under a North Carolina worker’s compensation claim, it typically needs to be the result of a “specific...
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Common Problems With Workers’ Compensation Claims and Insurance Company “Tricks”

September 1, 2020   |  
Are you having problems with workers' comp? If you’re like most people who are hurt on the job, you have a lot of questions about whether you need an attorney to help you navigate the process of filing for workers’ compensation benefits. You probably have a good relationship with your...
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How Much Will I Receive for a Back Injury at Work?

February 25, 2020   |  
You may be wondering: “How much do I receive from workers’ compensation for a back injury?” Our North Carolina work injury lawyers hear these types of questions from those seeking workers’ comp benefits often. While there are no guarantees or “average” settlements when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits for...
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How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in North Carolina

February 25, 2020   |  
Have you been injured on the job? You may be wondering how to file a workers’ compensation claim in North Carolina. Workers’ compensation (which used to be known as “workman’s compensation”) is employer-purchased insurance that provides financial support to employees in the event that they are injured while on the...
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Does Workers’ Comp Cover Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

February 19, 2020   |  
Have you suffered a repetitive motion-related injury on the job in North Carolina? You may be wondering: "Is carpal tunnel covered by workers' comp?" Our experienced North Carolina workers' compensation attorneys frequently advise injured workers on questions involving repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Does workers' comp cover...
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There is No Best Workers Compensation Lawyer, But There Are Specialists

July 8, 2019   |  
If you’ve been injured at work, you may be filing a workers’ compensation claim, and there’s a pretty good chance you’ve been searching for best workers compensation lawyer on Google or elsewhere. The fact is, there is no such thing as the best workers’ compensation lawyer. Every case is different,...
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What Is Vocational Rehabilitation? And How Can It Benefit Workers’ Comp?

January 21, 2019   |  
Vocational rehabilitation is a service originally intended to help injured employees reenter the workforce after suffering an injury or disability. If a worker is injured on the job and is unable to perform his or her job duties properly, Vocational Rehabilitation (or Voc Rehab) can help the injured worker find...
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What Should You Do If You’re Hurt On The Job?

May 17, 2018   |  
Regardless of your job, there are potential hazards that can cause serious injuries. As a result, most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance ensures that employees are fairly compensated for their workplace injuries without having to file a lawsuit against the employer. It is important...
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