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5Injured Construction Worker to Receive 2.4 Million Settlement

A construction worker injured on the job last year is set to receive a settlement in the amount of $2.4 million. The 32-year-old accident victim suffered severe injuries while working at a construction site in Raleigh in October of 2021. Construction accidents occur all too frequently, and when they do, they can result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. If you or a loved one was hurt in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney will help you resolve your claim and get the money you deserve.

Worker Hurt in Trench Collapse

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can my employer fire me because I filed a workers’ compensation claim?”

Are you thinking about returning to work after taking time off to recover from a workers’ compensation claim? Are you unsure how to get started? Lucky for you, the team at Arnold & Smith, PLLC can help. We are well versed in the workers’ compensation world and have an abundance of experience helping workers transition back to the workforce with minimal hassle.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can my employer fire me because I filed a workers’ compensation claim?”

If you have sustained an injury at work, you might be wondering, “Should I file a workers’ compensation claim or pursue a personal injury lawsuit?” You need to understand the difference between personal injury and workers’ compensation claims in North Carolina.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if my employer doesn’t have workers’ comp insurance or doesn’t file the claim?”

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of workers across the United States to switch to remote working. Your home may seem like the safest environment, but that is not entirely true. You could still get injured while working from home.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if my employer doesn’t have workers’ comp insurance or doesn’t file the claim?”

Are you ready to return to work following a workers’ compensation claim, but unsure how to get started? Fortunately, the experienced team at Arnold & Smith, PLLC can help. There are a variety of reasons why you may have filed a workers’ compensation claim, and we want you to know that no matter the reason, you have options and rights when it comes to returning to the workforce after you recover. Whether you had a slip-and-fall incident, were injured in an auto accident, or were the victim of medical malpractice, there are steps available to help you get back to work.

Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What qualifies a person to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits?”

As employees of essential businesses and frontline workers, such as doctors and nurses, continue to go to work in North Carolina during the coronavirus pandemic, some of them end up contracting the virus while on the job.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What if my employer doesn’t have workers’ comp insurance or doesn’t file the claim?”

Those who suffer injuries at work in North Carolina are able to seek workers’ compensation benefits under North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act. However, a  Florida freight broker that contracted with a truck company to ship blueberries has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a North Carolina appeals court decision it argues wrongly decided that the broker was liable for an injury to a truck driver because the truck company did not have workers’ compensation insurance. In its petition, the broker company Owen Thomas Inc. told the Supreme Court that federal transportation law preempts the North Carolina workers’ compensation statute provisions that hold contractors responsible for benefits to the drivers of uninsured motor carriers. According to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act did not preempt enforcement of the state statute because imposing liability for workers’ compensation did not amount to a regulation of price, routes, or services.

Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What is Maximum Medical Improvement and how does it effect my claim?”

If you have been injured in the workplace, there are protections in place to provide compensation for the injuries you sustained. Workers’ compensation is an option for injured workers to receive payment through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. North Carolina passed the Workers’ Compensation Act to provide money to injured workers with the aim of getting them back to work. Pursuing workers’ compensation benefits can be a difficult and confusing process, however, which is why we recommend reaching out to a North Carolina personal injury attorney for help pursuing your claim.

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “What happens when the employer refuses to acknowledge my claim?”

Co-workers — you either hate them or you love them. Regardless of your personal feelings, in most employment situations you will be working with other people. For most people, co-workers are people they interact with at work and do not really see outside of working hours. What happens, though, if you have been injured at work and your co-worker is partly or wholly responsible? Can you hold him or her legally liable for the damages caused? Or, is your employer liable for those damages?

Personal injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “What qualifies a person to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits?”

If you have been injured on the job, you might be entitled to receive workers’ compensation for your injury. The idea behind workers’ compensation is for an injured worker to still receive income after an injury on the job, to support him or her and help pay for medical bills created by the injury. This compensation can be instrumental in keeping an injured worker afloat and able to recover without stressing about income. However, there are actions, or inactions, that can derail your case before it even starts. Here are things that can harm your workers’ compensation case:

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