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Category Archive: News Coverage

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Tribute to Todd Martinez

I wanted to take a moment today to pay tribute to High Point Firefighter Todd Martinez who died last weekend after a hit-and-run bicycle crash. Anytime I hear of a death like this, I am saddened because accidents like these don’t have to happen if only drivers would share the road and give cyclists the…

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Deuterman Law Group blog in the news

The Winston-Salem Journal here in North Carolina published an article this week about law firms that blog. The Deuterman Law Group is leading the pack. While some firms are just now launching blogs, we’ve been using the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law Blog to keep clients informed for more than a year.  

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Low morale, inadequate training are drags on worker productivity

Recently, there was an interesting entry at the Health as Human Capital Foundation’s blog on what really affects worker productivity.  Contrary to popular belief, health issues don’t have as much impact on producitivity as many employers and insurance companies claim that they do.

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Kids’ Chance Success Stories

Kids’ Chance first came to be in 1988 because of the initiative taken by the Workers’ Compensation section of the Georgia Bar. Jeff Kight one of the earliest recipients, who is now an attorney, talks to radio host Attorney Alan Pierce on Workers Comp Matters about how Kids’ Chance helped him attend college.

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