Month: July 2015

Misclassification Prevents Thousands From Receiving Workers' Compensation Coverage

Most businesses in North Carolina are required to carry insurance to cover costs related to employee injuries. Unfortunately, many companies skirt these requirements by “misclassifying” their employees as independent contractors—who are exempt from North Carolina workers’ compensation coverage—rather than as company employees. An article from The Charlotte Observer noted a study conducted by several media …

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Doctors' Group Adopts Youth Concussion Policy

In response to increasing concerns about concussion in youth sports, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced policies designed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and health outcomes. Specifically, the AMA now recommends that young athletes with a suspected concussion should be removed immediately from the game and be permitted to return only with a doctor’s written approval. …

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North Carolina Foodborne Illness Lawyers Discuss Lexington Salmonella Outbreak

Food needs to be thoroughly cooked and safely stored to prevent contamination. One of the most common foodborne illnesses reported today is salmonella—a bacteria that can cause symptoms such as: Fever Vomiting Diarrhea Abdominal cramping Renal Failure Death The bacteria is responsible for an outbreak that affected hundreds of patrons of a North Carolina barbecue …

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Summer is the Most Dangerous Season

It’s SUMMERTIME! The most fun, most laid-back, happiest time of the year. Oh, and the most dangerous, too. Just about everything that makes summer fun also makes it prime for personal injuries, more than any other season. Here’s why: According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), most traffic accident and fatalities occur in …

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Fireworks Accidents Blast Fingers of Pro Football Players

Despite their ready availability, all fireworks are potentially dangerous–even sparklers. Over the 4th of July weekend, pro football players were seriously injured in firework accidents. Former NCSU star C.J. Wilson, now cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, lost two fingers; and New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated, and …

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North Carolina Fourth of July Traffic Safety Enforcement Efforts Deemed a Success

Holidays like the Fourth of July tend to see a higher number of drunk drivers than normal. Luckily, law enforcement was on hand across the state to take drunk drivers off the road. The North Carolina car accident lawyers at HensonFuerst explain that the effort was a success. During the holiday weekend, the North Carolina …

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