April 2019

NC May Extend Workers’ Compensation Benefits to First Responders with PTSD

first responders April 29th, 2019

In North Carolina, a proposed bill would extend Workers’ Compensation (WC) to first responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). An article on this new legislation appears here. About the Bill H.B. 622 would extend benefits to first responders diagnosed with PTSD by a licensed psychiatrist who file within 52 weeks of diagnosis. It…

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Attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler, Student Angelina Rice Discuss Safe Sober Prom Night on the Triad Today Program

April Triad Today appearance April 26th, 2019

On April 27th, David Daggett and Griff Shuler of Daggett Shuler Law will join host Jim Longworth of Triad Today to discuss how local students can to stay safe during Prom. For the 29th year, the team at Daggett Shuler Law is working hard on another successful Safe Sober Prom Night. The Triad Today program…

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Disability Claims Can Now Take Years to Resolve

denied SSDI application April 23rd, 2019

Rising demand in the United States for disability benefits has caused the average wait time to resolve a claim to rise to over two years. A detailed article on what is happening—and what many disability advocates hope can be done—is available here. As the Baby Boomer generation confronts the health issues and illnesses which come…

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NC Firefighters Fight to Change Workers’ Compensation Laws

firefighter uniforms April 15th, 2019

Firefighters in North Carolina are fighting to expand death benefits—and Workers’ Compensation disability benefits—to those who have contracted cancer caused by exposure in the line of duty. A detailed article on their efforts is available here. While North Carolina provides $100,000 in death benefits to the families of police officers, firefighters, and rescue workers who…

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David Daggett to Announce MAD Dash 5K Run to Benefit Surry County Schools

Mad Dash 2019 logo April 8th, 2019

On April 27th, attorney partner David Daggett of Daggett Shuler Law will announce the 7th annual Making a Difference MAD Dash 5K/Fun Run. This fundraising event benefits the Surry County Schools (SCS) Educational Foundation. Registration and event information for this year’s race is available here. The event is scheduled to take place at Surry Central…

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Wake Forest Baptist Health, Daggett Shuler Safe Sober Prom Night Present Teen Road Safety Day

David Daggett and teen with SSPN shirt April 5th, 2019

On April 3rd, Brenner Children’s Hospital—a division of Wake Forest Baptist Health—once again joined forces with Daggett Shuler Law and our Safe Sober Prom Night program to keep our children protected. For the second year, the Childress Institute of Pediatric Trauma presented Teen Road Safety Day at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina….

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Safe Sober Prom Night Design Contest Winner Joins David Daggett on FOX8

David Daggett and Angelina Rice on WGHP April 4th, 2019

Spring weather is returning to the Triad, and that means Prom Season is here. For the 29th year in a row, the team at Daggett Shuler Law is busy preparing for another successful Safe Sober Prom Night. Attorney partner David Daggett visited the set of FOX8 on Tuesday, April 2nd to spread the message of…

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April Raises Awareness of Distracted Driving

distracted driver April 1st, 2019

Each day, car accidents caused by distracted driving kill more than nine Americans, and leave 100 more injured. For this reason, the National Safety Council (NSC) has declared April Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Observing Distracted Driving Awareness Month provides an opportunity to recognize the dangers of distracted driving and eliminate preventable deaths. The Insurance Institute…

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