Will my weekly check change if I start my own business? “Weekly checks” the are benefits an injured worker receives when they are injured on the job.  The weekly checks, legally known as temporary total benefits or temporary partial benefits, are provided to injured workers’ pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. 97-29 or 30.  The checks should be 2/3 of…

Advocating for Workers’ Rights “At the present time, thousands of jobs a week are disappearing in the wake of automation and other production efficiency techniques. Black and white, we will all be harmed unless something grand and imaginative is done. The unemployed, poverty-stricken white man must be made to realize that he is in the…

What is a good settlement offer? It is very common for victims of a personal injury caused by other individual’s fault to get a settlement offer before going to court. In fact, around 95% of personal injury cases are settled before court trial. (1) It turns out that there is more than one good reason…

Brian Elston Law is pleased to share a decision in favor of his client at the Full Commission. In reversing the deputy commissioner, the Full Commission found the Employee credible and that he was in fact injured on the job.  A snippet of the decision is below. If the insurance carrier has denied your workers’…

You’ve been injured at work and you want to know: Is my injury covered under workers’ comp? You were injured at work.  Your Employer is responsible, right?  Your injury should be covered under workers’ comp.  Well, maybe.  The answer depends on exactly how you were injured. Injury by accident North Carolina law defines what type of…

What are my work place rights? Americans can thank Dr. Martin Luther King for his work and efforts in securing their work place rights.  Dr. King raised awareness and put political pressure on members of Congress to protect individuals from discrimination and provide equal work place rights. During the early sixties, there were four landmark…

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  Can I sue my coworker and my employer? “Can I sue my worker and my employer?” If you were injured at work because of a coworker, you may be able to sue your coworker and employer.  Please feel free to give me a call to discuss because you may have a claim. Typically, injuries on the job…

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