Workplace Safety

Jan 18, 2019

2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 18th, 2019|fighting fraud, Fraud, Legislation, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on 2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

  2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases  By: Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. and Law Clerk, Alondra Bribiesca Raleigh, North Carolina Non-Employee Fraud Cases - 10   $ 99.7 Million Employee Fraud Cases - 0   $ 0                   Total Fraud   $ 99.7 Million Three of the Top Ten Cases in 2018 [...]

Dec 20, 2017

What should I do if I get injured at work?

By |December 20th, 2017|workers-compensation, workers' comp basics, Workers' Comp Q & A, workers' compensation, Workers' Compensation. Workplace Injury, workers' law, workers'compensation law, workplace accidents, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on What should I do if I get injured at work?

You've been hurt at work. What are the first things you should think about? Number one:  getting well so you can have the best medical recovery and return to work. Second: notifying your employer of the accident. Third: properly filing your claim on a Form 18:  Notice of Accident with the North Carolina Industrial [...]

Mar 23, 2017

The Safety Hazard Right Under Your Wheels

By |March 23rd, 2017|Workers' Compensation. Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. The collapse of the Interstate Highway-35W bridge over the Mississippi River killed 13 people and highlighted the safety hazards related to poor infrastructure. But most drivers face a less dramatic, but no less dangerous, hazard: Potholes. According to www.pothole.info, nearly 1/3 [...]

Mar 16, 2017

Finding A Way Forward: How I Am Greeting The New Year With Optimism

By |March 16th, 2017|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. I recently saw a quote that said “we are all just a car crash, a diagnosis, an unexpected phone call, a newfound love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. How beautifully fragile are [...]

Dec 01, 2016

What Happens If I Get Hurt at My Second Job?

By |December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.An estimated 7 million Americans work at least two jobs. As the holidays approach, many people will take on holiday jobs as well. Getting hurt at a second job or a holiday job can also create problems at your full-time or regular job. [...]

Nov 24, 2016

In Complicated Times, Police Who Risk Their Lives Still Need Support

By |November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Edgar Romano, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano.Last week was a very bad one for police officers across the country, starting with the separate police shooting of two unarmed men. These shootings – days apart in different parts of the country – sparked widespread outrage and protests [...]

Nov 14, 2016

The High Cost of Fat

By |November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.We have reported regularly on the impact of obesity on workers'’ compensation (see WFW October 2005 “Diabetes and Work Injuries” Alan B. King, M.D. and WFW Winter 2009 “The Rising Impact of Obesity on Workers’ Compensation” book review). A recent study in the [...]

Nov 10, 2016

Keep Ag Worker Safety in Mind this Harvest Season

By |November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.As harvest kicks off on the Great Plains, please take the time to be safe and make sure you understand the safety policies of your business, whether you’re a worker, a supervisor, or the employer. The information and resources below are a sometimes-stark [...]

Aug 29, 2016

North Carolina Labor Commissioner Race

By |August 29th, 2016|commissioner of labor, North Carolina, Uncategorized, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

North Carolina needs a Commissioner of Labor who is fair to workers'. Certainly cooperation between employers and employees is key. However, when thousands of workers' are not being paid their duly-earned wages, we have a problem.   In 2014, the News & Observer published an article entitled “For Many Workers Cheated out of Wages, NC [...]

May 23, 2016

Scientology And Workplace Safety

By |May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

I was in San Francisco a few weeks ago, just casually walking down Montgomery Street when I saw a  sign on the sidewalk that said: “Church of Scientology – All are Welcome.” I had just read Lawrence Wright’s book, “Going Clear” which told in chilling detail the inside story of this “religion” and  I quickly [...]