5 Myths About Workers’ Compensation Debunked
Navigating the world of workers’ compensation can be overwhelming, especially when there are misconceptions and myths about how the process is supposed to work. Workers’ comp laws vary in each state, which means it’s important for both employees and employers to understand their roles, responsibilities and rights. At Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys, we’ve heard […]Read More
When Can an Employer Fire an Employee?
North Carolina is an ‘at will’ employment state. Many people ask us: When can an employer fire an employee? We explain that as an ‘at will’ state, a North Carolina employer can fire an employee for any reason and does not have to establish ‘just cause.’ The employer is prohibited from firing an employee for […]Read More
Filings for Workers’ Comp Relief
The North Carolina Industrial Commission recently announced that they will no longer accept any filings for relief or responses to filings for relief filed by an adjuster. As of Monday, September 18, 2017, the Industrial Commission will no longer accept certain documents from adjusters including, but not limited to, Form 24 Applications, Responses to Form […]Read More
North Carolina is Cracking Down on Uninsured Companies
One of the biggest obstacles North Carolina currently faces is that many businesses try to “cheat” the workers’ compensation system by not having insurance. State law requires all companies with three or more employees to have workers’ compensation insurance, and clearly dictates that criminal fines will follow if they’re caught without coverage. According to the […]Read More
My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Most states, including North Carolina, require employers of a certain size to carry workers’ compensation insurance. And according to the North Carolina Industrial Commission, our state must have insurance for businesses that regularly employ three or more employees. When employees are injured at work, they usually go through their company’s workers’ compensation system to receive […]Read More
What is an Employer Utilization Review?
You’ve filed a workers’ compensation claim, sought medical treatment, and now your employer or company insurance provider is questioning the physician’s recommended care. It’s a frustrating situation many employees face, and when it occurs we always encourage our clients to talk to a workers’ compensation attorney immediately. When medical treatment has been provided and the […]Read More
Suing a Third-Party for a Workplace Injury
In addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim, is it possible to sue a third-party for a work-related injury? The answer is yes. At Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys, we look at all cases from every angle to help maximize workers’ benefits and compensation. That includes looking for a responsible third-party to bring a law […]Read More
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My Workplace Injury May Get Me Fired or Treated Differently. What Do I Do?
There’s nothing more frustrating, or mentally stressing, than the possibility of losing your job while on workers’ compensation benefits. The circumstances could be anything from the company outright firing you to being laid off due to workplace reduction. No matter the situation, it’s critical to understand what your rights are, and if you can continue […]Read More
Getting a Second Doctor’s Opinion for Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits
If you’ve been injured on the job, it’s your right to collect workers’ compensation benefits from your employer, including medical treatment costs based on a doctor’s assessment. But what if you’re unsatisfied with your physician’s diagnosis? At The Workers’ Compensation Law Firm, our attorneys have worked with many cases where our clients questioned getting a […]Read More
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