January 2014

Do I Need to Take Photographs at the Scene of an Accident?

January 28th, 2014

Do I need to take photographs? Yes. Take photographs of your vehicle, the defendants vehicle if possible, the scene of the accident, yourself, and your injuries. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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What Role Does a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist Play in a Claim?

January 22nd, 2014

What role does a vocational rehabilitation specialist play in a claim? An employee may need vocational retraining or help finding a new job at the expense of the employer or its insurance company when the employee cannot return to his or her former job with the employer. In such a situation, the employer or its insurance company may assign a vocational rehabilitation specialist to help…

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Can I Sue My Employer Over a Work Injury?

January 16th, 2014

Can I Sue My Employer Over a Work Injury? Generally, under workers compensation you are barred from having a lawsuit or a regular negligence claim against your employer. There’s a trade-off. Worker’s Compensation is supposed to be a little bit more automatic than a negligence claim so you don’t have to wait for your benefits. That’s good, because your medical bills get paid as you…

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Repercussions of a Drunk Driver

January 7th, 2014

I recently had quite an experience where I was actually hit by a hit-and-run drunk driver. I left the office here in Winston-Salem going down Country Club Road, a two lane road with a fair amount of traffic. It was about 6:20 in the evening. I was on the way to pick up my 10-year-old daughter from field hockey practice. A good bit of traffic…

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