What Should I Do If I have a Torn Meniscus?

Question: My doctor told me I have a torn meniscus, what does that mean and will I need surgery? Let’s start by talking about what the meniscus is. The knee contains two large pieces of cartilage, the medial and lateral meniscus. As seen in the image, these pieces of cartilage act like

COVID-19 and Price Gouging

On March 10, 2020, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency as part of the response to COVID-19. Under North Carolina law, when a state of emergency is declared, North Carolina’s laws against price gouging go into effect. NCGS § 75-38 states that “Upon a triggering event, it is prohibited and

Small Businesses Work to Secure Funds Under The Paycheck Protection Program

Responding to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the federal government enacted the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) which allocates billions of dollars to assist corporations, small businesses, and individual families. Over one-third of a billion dollars has been allocated for small business loans, that may be forgiven provided certain conditions are

Will Insurance Cover Business Losses Related to COVID-19?

If you have a commercial insurance policy, whether there is coverage available for COVID-19 related business losses is dependent on specific policy language and judicial interpretation of policy language. The first step to determining whether your policy might provide coverage is to make sure you have a complete copy of your policy.

What To Do If Injured At Work Then Laid Off Due to COVID-19

Question: “I was injured at work and kept working because my employer had light duty available but my boss says he is laying me off/letting me go because of less work being available due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Can I start collecting weekly workers’ compensation benefits now?” Answer: The answer is, it depends. Prior

Millions in Need of Emergency Funds from the Government

Amidst the worst viral pandemic in over a century, the federal government enacted the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) which allocates billions of dollars to assist corporations, small businesses, and individual families. The feds are ramping up the process in which individuals can receive up to $1200, couples

North Carolina Extends 2019 Tax Payment Deadline

On March 18, 2020, after President Trump issued an emergency declaration under the Stafford Act, as part of the Federal Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended certain 2019 tax payment deadlines until July 15, 2020. This deferred payment deadline applies to up to $1 million in

How Much Is My Workers’ Comp Claim Worth?

As a worker, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if you have been injured on the job, but exactly how much money will you receive to replace your wages and cover your medical bills? This is often the first question employees ask in relation to their workers’ compensation case. There is no uniform