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Repetitive knee injuries can lead to workers\’ compensation claims

Most people experience hip or knee pain at some point in their lives due to the body\’s natural wear and tear. However, repetitive tasks can accelerate this process and actually be responsible for knee pain that younger workers in North Carolina experience when on the job. Overuse is a common reason for injuries that can …

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How to avoid the \”nuclear verdicts\” in your trucking business

If you’re in the trucking industry, one accident is enough to make you bankrupt in North Carolina. Today, trucking accident verdicts have led to increased insurance rates for American trucking companies, resulting in the resignation of carriers and unnecessary cost-cutting measures, such as scaling back on insurance. The reason for this is the rise of …

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How Social Security Disability benefits may be impacted by workers\’ compensation

If you collect workers’ compensation in North Carolina, your Social Security disability benefits may be affected. When you receive both Social Security and workers’ compensation, you may experience a reduction in your Social Security benefits. The 80% rule If you currently receive both Social Security and workers’ compensation, the total income cannot exceed 80% of …

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