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| News Coverage, Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Reform

Workers Suffer From Workers’ Comp “Reform”

For years in North Carolina and in other states, the insurance industry and big businesses have been pushing to "reform" what they've described as an inefficient, wasteful and costly workers' compensation laws. Legislators and voters have been snowed by the rhetoric, and the laws have been changed. Dismantled. Stripped down. Dehumanized.  A system that once protected workers who were injured on the job and provided them with medical treatment and financial benefits to compensate for their injuries and help them on the long road to recovery i ...

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| News Coverage

Beware Jury Duty Scam

If you get a phone call saying that you're in trouble because you missed jury duty, hang up. It's a scam. Court officials in several North Carolina counties report scammers are calling people and telling them they owe jury duty fines and if they don't pay, they could be arrested. A caller informs the resident that a bench warrant (or a warrant for arrest) has been issued because the person failed to report for jury duty. The caller then instructs them to make a payment by telephone in order to satisfy the bench warrant. Sometimes the call ...

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| Deuterman Law Group, Upcoming Events

CANCELLED Family Fest DUE TO WEATHER

Because of bad weather, we are canceling this event. But be sure to check back her and visit our Facebook page for information about a possible rain date and the raffles. If you'll be at the Greensboro holiday parade on Saturday, be sure to stop by the Deuterman Law Group offices afterward for some family fun -- all to benefit a great cause! Family Fun Fest is from 2 - 4 p.m. in our parking lot at 317 S. Greene St. We'll have food, games, raffle drawings, face painting, a cake walk and more for kids of all ages. You'll even have the chance ...

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| Deuterman Law Group, Upcoming Events

Holiday Food Drive

Once again, we are sponsoring a holiday food drive for Urban Ministry. Did you know ... Greensboro ranks number 1 in the nation for rise in poverty in neighborhoods?  1 in 4 families here are food insecure? Guilford County has more than 2000 homeless children. We will be collecting food donations for Urban Ministry at our offices in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, and a number of other businesses and organizations to have agreed to be drop-off locations for this food drive. You may drop off donations of canned and nonperishable food at the ...

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| News Coverage, Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Reform, Workers' Rights

NC’s governor is taking away workers’ rights

It's been happening under the radar screen (unless you've been following our warnings about Gov. Pat McCrory's unchecked power grab). The governor, his political allies and big business and insurance industry lobbyists are trying to to dismantle the N.C. workers' compensation system. They want to make it harder for injured workers to get the benefits and medical treatment they need and deserve -- because doing so will make insurance companies and big businesses richer. The INDY newspaper in Durham has a frankly frightening article about how ...

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| Deuterman Law Group, Legislation

2014 North Carolina Voter Guide

Click HERE for a printable 2014 N.C. Voter Guide you can take to the polls on Nov. 4. The guide includes endorsements for all candidates who represent districts in the Piedmont Triad.  To find out who represents you, click HERE. For the last several years, workers’ rights have been under attack in North Carolina. The insurance industry, big businesses and powerful lobbyists have used every underhanded tactic in the book to take away the legal protections workers and injured people in North Carolina have under the law. They’ve passed ...

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| Deuterman Law Group, Legislation

Fall 2014 Election Endorsements — N.C. Senate

The N.C. Advocates for Justice endorses the following candidates for N.C. Senate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election in North Carolina.  These candidates have the best records when it comes to supporting the rights of injured and disabled people. The endorsements are listed by district. Just scroll to find the appropriate district. For a full list of endorsements for the Nov. 4 elections in North Carolina, plus a printable voter guide you can take to the polls, click HERE. N.C. Senate Dist     Candidate 1          Stan White - D ...

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| Deuterman Law Group, Legislation

Fall 2014 Election Endorsements – N.C. House of Representatives

The N.C. Advocates for Justice endorses the following candidates for N.C. House of Representatives in the upcoming Nov. 4 election in North Carolina.  These candidates have the best records when it comes to supporting the rights of injured and disabled people. The endorsements are listed by district. Just scroll to find the appropriate district. For a full list of endorsements for the Nov. 4 elections in North Carolina, plus a printable voter guide you can take to the polls, click HERE. N.C. House of Representatives Dist     Incumbent ...

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| Deuterman Law Group, Legislation, Workers' Compensation

N.C. Budget Bill Threatens Rights of Injured Workers

The N.C. General Assembly has until June 30, the end of the fiscal year, to pass a state budget. As the budget vote comes down to the wire, we need you to contact your state legislators TODAY to make sure they don't approve a budget that would jeopardize the rights of injured workers by allowing the governor to fire every workers' compensation judge for no reason! That's exactly what will happen if the state budget passes with a particular provision intact. Section 15.1.6(b) of the budget bill would dramatically change the terms of deputy co ...

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| News Coverage, Resources for Injured People

N.C. veterans can report problems with VA treatment via confidential hotline

Undoubtedly, you have heard news reports about the VA scandal that has sparked a wide-ranging investigation into Department of Veterans' Affairs treatment of veterans seeking health care and benefits. It's a story of substandard care, scheduling nightmares and delayed life-saving medical procedures. And fear -- with VA doctors, patients and many VA workers afraid to speak up for fear of reprisal. In fact, the scandal may not have come to light but for whistleblowers. The N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs has established  a hotline where v ...

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