Workers Comp

Can I Be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?


When injured on the job, you and your family face immediate stress and uncertainty. You may even wonder if filing a workers’ compensation claim could put your job on the line. Fortunately, some laws prevent employers from firing employees for this reason and ensure workers’ job security in the event of a workplace accident. While…

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What Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?


Many employers across America prioritize the health and safety of their employees to ensure that they’re taken care of and that business operations run smoothly. Unfortunately, accidents still happen, so most companies purchase workers’ compensation coverage to help employees recover and return to work after suffering a work-related injury or illness. Workers’ compensation has been…

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No Humbug on Safety: Santa’s Workplace Hazards


With Santa’s crew preparing for the big night ahead, it’s essential to take all necessary precautions to ensure a safe and non-hazardous journey. Although the North Pole might be one of the safest workplaces in the world, the attorneys at Daggett Shuler thought we’d help out Santa’s Health & Safety team by putting together a…

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How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in NC


Suffering an injury while on the job can be an overwhelming and complicated experience. While you are dealing with an injury, with obtaining the right medical treatment, and quite possibly with an inability to perform your  job, you must also contend with filing a workers’ compensation claim in order to protect  your benefits for your…

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Common Types of On-the-Job Injuries


Every seven seconds, a worker is injured on the job. This accounts for 510 injuries per hour, 12,600 a day, 88,500 a week, and over 4 million injuries per year. While some jobs are more dangerous than others by nature, accidents can – and do – happen in every workplace. Here are 5 of the…

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Florida Workers’ Comp Case Goes to State Supreme Court

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A recent Florida case filed against the Broward County School Board and Broward’s Riverland Elementary School regarding workers’ compensation benefits is being heard by the state Supreme Court. Workers’ compensation provides employees with injuries obtained while on the job. It saves them the time and money necessary for going through the civil court system and…

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

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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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NC Firefighters Fight to Change Workers’ Compensation Laws

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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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NC Businesses Without Workers’ Compensation Fined

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The Compliance and Fraud Investigative Division of the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) recently announced they have collected over $3.2 million in fines from business that do not comply with the Workers’ Compensation Act. A detailed article on the Commission’s actions is available here. During the first two quarters of Fiscal Year 2018-2019, the NCIC…

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An Estimated 30,000 Employers in North Carolina Do Not Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance

In North Carolina, employers that have at least 3 regular employees, either full or part-time, are required by law to purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance. This insurance coverage helps ensure that any employee that is forced to miss time at work due to an injury or illness can receive the benefits they need to compensate for…

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