Education Law Chair appreciates recognition
Chad Donnahoo, former Education Law Chair with the NC Bar Association, was recognized in April 2019 for successfully completing his term as Chair. The Education Law Section is a division of the North Carolina Bar Association that promotes education and networking among attorneys serving public schools, employees and students. The section is comprised of over 70 attorneys state-wide.
As Chair, Chad effectively communicated with his colleagues, and apprised them of recent developments in Education Law. Becoming Chair was a natural progression for Chad as he previously served as Vice-President, Secretary, and council member. Chad’s membership in the section began in 2008.
The recognition by the Education Law Section now hangs proudly in his office.
What’s next for the Education Law section Chair?
Chad Donnahoo is able to bring his knowledge of Education Law to help those injured in school related incidents, such as a school bus accident or a victim of sexual abuse. Chad is still a member and will continue to keep apprised in developments in Education Law to better serve his clients at Brian Elston Law.
A Good Old Fashioned Welcome
Chad Donnahoo and Reed Williams joined Brian Elston Law on April 1, 2019. To commemorate the event, the Firm invited friends, family, and the local bar to the Patton Parker House.
The event was a success. Jack’s 47 offered their one-of-a-kind Dodge Truck to serve Homeplace. The event was catered by The Chop Shop Butchery.
Live music was provided by Spalding McIntosh.
Friends and family joined in and raised a glass with Chad and Reed. Congratulations to Reed and Chad.
A Good Old Fashioned Welcome for Chad Donnahoo and Reed Williams
Chad Donnahoo Joins Brian Elston Law to be the go-to Burnsville Personal Injury Lawyer
Yancey County native and friend Chad Ray Donnahoo joins Brian Elston Law as attorney and shareholder. Chad’s focus is representing employees in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. As a result, and more importantly to Chad, his new role allows him to give back to local Burnsville and Yancey County friends and family. Chad was born and grew up in Yancey County. He is a proud graduate of Mountain Heritage High School. Although a resident of Weaverville, Chad can regularly be seen enjoying meals at Garden Deli with friends and family on the weekends.
Chad joins Legal Assistant Jenna Jarrett, a fellow Mountain Heritage graduate. His arrival brings a second douse of Yancey County local spirit to the Brian Elston Law team.
Together, Chad and Jenna are excited to work together to help people from their hometown of Yancey County. If you are searching for a Burnsville personal injury lawyer or Yancey county workers’ compensation attorney, Chad will be happy to represent a familiar face and fellow native.
Chad Donnahoo joins Brian Elston Law ready to serve fellow natives in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters.
About Brian Elston Law
Brian Elston Law is a personal injury and workers’ compensation law office in Asheville, NC. dedicated to fighting for people who need it most. Our practice areas include personal injury, workers compensation, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, and civil litigation. At Brian Elston Law, our drive is to provide trusted answers, explain your rights and achieve the maximum amount of justice under the law. To learn more about what our firm can do for you, just give us a call or a text (Tel. 828.575.9700). If you would like to learn more about how our firm can assist with your case, we encourage you to contact us immediately. To learn more : Brian Elston Law
BRIAN ELSTON LAW ANNOUNCES CHAD RAY DONNAHOO AND REED WILLIAMS TO JOIN THE TEAM EFFECTIVE – APRIL 1st 2019
ASHEVILLE, NC. (April 1 st , 2019) – Brian Elston Law is pleased to announce local attorneys and
friends Chad Ray Donnahoo and Reed G. Williams have joined the firm. Chad’s and Reed’s
focus will be representing individuals in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters.
Chad and Reed both bring a combined 50 years of legal experience to the firm, demonstrated
results, and a shared vision of working hard to achieve the maximum amount of justice under
the law for each client. With the combination of their passion for the law and people, Chad and
Reed are a perfect fit for the Brian Elston Law team.
About Brian Elston Law:
Brian Elston Law is a personal injury and workers’ compensation law office in Asheville, NC,
dedicated to fighting for people who need it most. Our practice areas include personal injury,
workers compensation, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, and civil litigation. At Brian
Elston Law, our drive is to provide trusted answers, explain your rights and achieve the
maximum amount of justice under the law. To learn more about what our firm can do for you,
just give us a call or a text (Tel. 828.575.9700). If you would like to learn more about how our
firm and how we can assist with your case, we encourage you to contact us immediately. Let’s
Immigration and Benefits?
It is the law in North Carolina that all workers, even undocumented workers, have a right to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Rivera v. Trapp, 135 N.C.App. 296, 519 S.E.2d 777 (1999).
What happens if an injured worker is not able to return to work because of their immigration status?
In North Carolina, if an undocumented worker was able to find work before their injury despite their immigration status, the assumption is that their injury is preventing them from a return to work, not their immigration status. Gayton v. Gage Carolina Metals, Inc., 149 N.C.App. 346, 351, 560 S.E.2d 870, 874 (2002).
If you have experienced a job-related injury that makes it impossible for you to return to work, your immigration status should not keep you from receiving workers’ compensation benefits. If you can present proof that you cannot find a new job because of your injury, your employer will have to provide you with benefits even if your immigration status was a factor in your job search.
It is important to remember that worker’s compensation claims can be complex.
For more information about how we can help, please call Brian Elston Law at 828.575.9700 to schedule a consultation today.
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