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
Question: “I’m afraid my employer will fire me if I file a workers’ compensation claim, particularly if I hire an attorney to represent me, what should I do?” This is a great question and a common concern. Employers are either self-insured or have workers’ compensation insurance to ensure benefits are available to
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
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.
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
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
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
If I Get COVID-19 Through My Work, Am I Eligible For Worker’s Compensation Benefits In North Carolina?
If you contract COVID-19 from a co-worker or through being exposed to someone else who has it at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in North Carolina. Not everyone who contracts COVID-19 through exposure at work will be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Eligibility for benefits is dependent upon the particular
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
In a workers’ compensation case, the amount of benefits an injured employee receives depends on the severity of their injury, and how the injury affected the employee’s ability to work. A “disability rating,” as determined by a doctor, is the system used for identifying injury severity. A disability rating is also known as an