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Workers Compensation for Undocumented Workers, Part 3: Handling Challenging Claims

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This is Part 3 of our series on workers’ compensation for undocumented immigrants. You can find links to the entire series here. It is not unusual for undocumented workers to use a pseudonym, or false name, when seeking employment. In fact, it’s not unusual for several people to share the same pseudonym. It’s important your […]




Upcoming events: September & October 2016

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Come out to see us at the following festivals and receive a free Deuterman Law Group tote bag (while supplies last): La Batalla 2016 in Greensboro: September 11 Everybody’s Day Festival in Thomasville: September 24 Fiesta in downtown Winston-Salem: September 24 Asheboro Fall Festival:  October 1 The Barbecue Festival in Lexington: October 22




Workers’ Compensation for Undocumented Workers, Part 2: Your Rights Under NC Law

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This is Part 2 of our series on workers’ compensation for undocumented immigrants. You can find links to the entire series here. North Carolina is home to about 250,000 undocumented immigrants, who represent more than 5 percent of the state’s labor force. These workers are entitled to the same legal protections as anyone else if […]




Workers’ Compensation for Undocumented Workers: A New Blog Series

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Today we begin a new series on the blog about the process of applying for workers’ compensation in North Carolina if you are an undocumented worker. Despite what your employer, the insurance company or coworkers may have told you, if you are hurt at work, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits regardless of your […]




What happens at a Social Security Disability pre-hearing conference

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As we’ve explained here before, most people who apply for Social Security Disability are initially denied benefits. Many applicants must submit go through several appeals, waiting years and dealing with miles of red tape, before they get to the point where they can argue their case before a judge. If you are denied initially, your best […]




What you need to know about ride sharing services and the law

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When the transportation app Uber was officially launched in 2011, it was both praised for providing consumers with easier and less expensive transportation options and criticized as unfair competition and dangerous. Fans of the service, and the similar app Lyft, immediately liked the cheaper fares and the ease of using their smartphone to arrange pick-ups. […]




Social Security Disability – Spotlight on Migraine Headaches

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Migraine headaches are a very common problem affecting many people. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine headaches affect 38 million men, women and children in the United States. Most of those afflicted with migraine headaches experience them infrequently, perhaps once a month. But for some they can be frequent and debilitating to the point […]




Driverless Cars Raise Big Legal & Insurance Issues

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Driverless cars have the potential to make roads safer and save lives, according to the companies pursuing this cutting-edge technology. But when there’s no one at the wheel, big legal questions arise. When a driverless can causes a crash, who is legally liable? The Washington Post called that the “big question about driverless cars no one […]




Surveillance Not Uncommon in Workers’ Compensation Cases

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Private investigators and hidden camera surveillance might seem like the stuff of suspenseful TV shows. But getting “caught” on camera can be a concern in a workers’ compensation case. In fact, it’s much more common than you might think. A worker gets hurt at work and sees a doctor. The doctor gives the worker restrictions […]




Social Security Disability – Spotlight on Osteoarthritis

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I have been asked several times recently, “Can I be approved for Social Security Disability based on osteoarthritis?” The answer is that many people are approved for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security income based solely on osteoarthritis. However, like almost all medical conditions that can form a basis for a Social Security Disability claim, […]