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Appealing a denied workers' compensation claim

Choosing to file a workers' compensation claim is not an easy decision to make. Once you decide to file a claim, you then have to go through all the effort of making sure it is done properly all while dealing with your work-related injuries and their impact on your life. After investing so much time and effort, it can be difficult to discover that your claim has been denied.

Workers' comp changes may be coming for NC law enforcement and firefighters

It is no secret that law enforcement officers and firefighters are often in hazardous situations. This is one of the reasons the services they provide are so important to the societies they serve. Unfortunately for these civil workers, the dangers of their jobs often take a heavy toll.

Who is required to carry work comp insurance in North Carolina?

At its core, workers compensation insurance is designed to provided people who suffer serious and debilitating injuries while on the job with medical coverage and the ability to make ends meet. In other words, it provides much-needed peace of mind for the injured worker and their loved ones during otherwise trying times.

Not all workplace injuries are created equal

A recent review of workers compensation claims revealed that the five top workplace injuries are cuts or punctures (19%), contusions (12%), fractures (5%) and inflamation (5%) with other injuries accounting for 29% of total claims according to Traveler's Injury Impact Report released Monday which analyzed more than 1.5 million workers compensation claims filed between 2010 and 2014. Business Insurance recently posted an article on this subject in the workers compensation section, "Not all workplace injuries are created equal."

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