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5 Myths About Workers’ Compensation Debunked

October 31, 2017

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 […]

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When Can an Employer Fire an Employee?

September 27, 2017

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 […]

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Filings for Workers’ Comp Relief

September 15, 2017

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 […]

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North Carolina is Cracking Down on Uninsured Companies

August 28, 2017

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 […]

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My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance

August 14, 2017

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 […]

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What is an Employer Utilization Review?

July 26, 2017

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 […]

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Suing a Third-Party for a Workplace Injury

July 18, 2017

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 […]

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Can My Employer Force Me to Return to Work Early After an Injury?

June 14, 2017

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My Workplace Injury May Get Me Fired or Treated Differently. What Do I Do?

May 9, 2017

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 […]

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Getting a Second Doctor’s Opinion for Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits

April 12, 2017

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 […]

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