Category: Workers’ Compensation

My human resources person said I had to use my vacation and sick time before they will pay me.

September 5, 2015
No, that is not what the law says. North Carolina law says that you do not get paid for missing work the first week but you begin getting paid the second week. If you miss the third week – or if you get a rating to an injured body part – they have to go […]
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I work for a temp agency at a different company. How’s this going to work?

September 27, 2015
It’s not unusual for some companies to use a temporary employment agency to hire and place workers for a period of 90, or even 180, days before you become a permanent employee. This makes sense to them from a business point of view. Your workers’ compensation claim will be against the temp agency. Everything should […]
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The adjuster is here to help me, right?

October 7, 2015
Absolutely not. The adjuster has only one job: to make her company profitable. The way she does that is by limiting how much she spends on your case. This doesn’t mean she’s going to be hateful and evil to you. That rarely works – although they do it sometimes. Rather, she’ll likely be pleasant but […]
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How is my pay calculated?

October 22, 2015
Your weekly checks – if you’re totally out of work – are called temporary total disability checks (TTD). If you think about it this makes sense… it isn’t permanent but you are completely out of work. These TTD check are two-thirds of your average weekly wage (AWW, and subject to maximum amounts for any given […]
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The adjuster wants all my medical records for the last 10 years. Seriously?

November 11, 2015
Don’t get us started. We think this is a complete intrusion on your privacy. But the Industrial Commission routinely authorizes it. Why a woman needs to give her gynecological records to an adjuster when she has a torn rotator cuff is beyond our understanding. What makes this worse? There is nothing – absolutely nothing – […]
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