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Lawmakers Ask for Federal Oversight of State Workers’ Comp Programs

Ten powerful members of Congress, including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, have asked the federal government to resume oversight and monitoring of workers’ compensation in the wake of drastic cuts to benefits for injured workers. “State workers’ compensation laws are no longer providing adequate levels of support and compensation for workers injured on the job,”…

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7th Annual Blood Drive

Help save a life and donate blood at Deuterman Law Group’s 7th Annual Blood Drive.  Deuterman Law Group partners with the Carolina Theatre to host a blood drive on October 6th from 2:30-6:30pm. The blood drive will take place at the historic Carolina Theatre, 310 S Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 directly across the street from…

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Upcoming Events – September & October

Please come out and see us at any of the following festivals and get a FREE Deuterman Law Group tote bag while supplies last: Fiesta September 26th, 2015 – Winston-Salem Everybody’s Day September 26th, 2015 – Thomasville Asheboro Fall Festival October 3rd, 2015 – Asheboro   BBQ Festival October 24th, 2015  – Lexington  

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Don’t Skip This Important Insurance Coverage

Anyone who has been in a car accident knows that getting insurance to pay is never as easy as it seems in TV commercials. The insurance companies have created the perception that simply having automobile insurance will protect you if you’re involved in a car accident. But to get the most out of their insurance,…

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Call N.C. Senators to Oppose Workers’ Comp Trucking Bill

Out-of-state trucking companies want to push the cost of caring for injured truck drivers onto North Carolina taxpayers. It’s just the latest effort by big business to destroy North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system and to gut benefits in favor of profits. N.C. Senate Bill 205, which is currently being considered in committee but could soon…

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North Carolina disability denial rates

When it comes to your chances of getting approved for Social Security Disability Benefits initially, or upon the first appeal (called “reconsideration”), the state you live in makes a difference.   Charles Hall’s excellent Social Security blog posted some interesting statistics about initial and reconsideration denial rates last August, which he got from NOSSCR, the…

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Retailers, insurers funding campaign to gut workers’ comp benefits in NC, elsewhere

Walmart, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Kohls and many of the nation’s largest retailers, insurers and corporations are bankrolling campaigns to change workers’ compensation laws and limit benefits nationwide. North Carolina is one of the next states they’re targeting. According to a recent piece in Mother Jones, the corporations are funding the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’…

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Social Security Disability – Spotlight on Diabetes

As a Social Security Disability attorney in North Carolina, I represent a lot of people who have diabetes. Often, my clients will have other health problems that also affect them, but sometimes I represent people whose diabetes, and complications from their diabetes, is the main thing preventing them from being able to work.  It is not…

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Hospitals Fail to Protect Nurses from Injuries

You probably don’t think of nursing as a dangerous profession. But each year, more than 35,000 nurses, orderlies and nurses assistants suffer back and arm injuries that are serious enough that they have to miss work, according to surveys from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A recent NPR series found that…

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The Financial Toll of a Workplace Injury

More on how workers’ compensation in America is broken and driving people into poverty, this time from The Washington Post. Getting hurt on the job is especially financially crippling for low-wage workers and Latinos, who have “disproportionately high injury rates,” and when they are hurt those ” injuries can slice 15 percent off a person’s…

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