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Published February 25, 2021 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
The Basics of Social Security Disability Requirements

Social Security Disability provides disabled workers in North Carolina and qualifying family members with financial support. The federal government funds the program, and the Social Security Administration has the power to administer funding. However, the worker must meet qualifications to draw the benefits. SSD Work Requirements A worker must earn enough credits that convert to…

Published February 12, 2021 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
Frequently Asked Questions on What to Do After a Car Accident

No one expects to get into a car accident. But such situations happen abruptly and unexpectedly. At the snap of a finger, your car can get totaled and your life endangered due to the actions of a reckless and irresponsible driver. After a car accident, the worries swim through your head as you wonder what…

Published October 21, 2020 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
Watch Out for Slip-and-Falls This Fall

Many people consider winter to be the most dangerous time of year for slip-and-fall injuries. While black ice may be a common cause of falling injuries, it is not the only one. The autumn season brings many of its own causes to these types of injuries, and it is vital not to underestimate the damage…

Published August 12, 2020 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
How Are Damages Determined in a Car Accident Claim?

The victim of a car accident has a lot to worry about concerning their recovery. In addition to focusing on the medical care they need, a victim must be aware of how they are going to pay for their treatment. Determining what is adequate compensation for damages after an accident is vital to fully compensating…

Published June 25, 2020 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
Study of Vehicle Crash Safety: Bigger Is Better

Laws of physics are exactly the same in North Carolina as they are in San Francisco, Tokyo, Paris and every other place on the planet. Those laws go into action every time two cars collide. The results of each collision are determined by a wide variety of factors such as speed, point of contact, directions…

Published December 28, 2018 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
Many Variables Come Into Play When Assessing Worker Safety

Workers in North Carolina and elsewhere may be putting their lives at stake each time that they report for duty. According to a report by the AFL-CIO, 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016, which is an increase from the death toll in 2015. As many as 60,000 more died because of exposure…

Published December 19, 2018 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
Underride Crash Legislation Stuck in Committee

Underride accidents on North Carolina highways can lead to serious injuries or death. Some believe that federal regulations could help reduce the likelihood of these crashes taking place. Legislation called the Stop Underrides Act of 2017 would require underride guards on the front and sides of many trucks. It would also increase standards for those…

Published December 18, 2018 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
Workers’ Compensation for Mental Distress

American employees are mostly unaware that, in many states, workers’ compensation covers them for mental distress known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Military veterans exposed to shocking experiences during active duty service can develop PTSD; however, civilians can also develop PTSD if they are involved in or witness a traumatic event. Many workers in high-accident professions…

Published December 14, 2018 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
OIG Report Is Critical of OSHA and MSHA

Employers in North Carolina are generally required to report workplace fatalities and significant injuries to OSHA. However, according to the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General (OIG), there needs to be more done to ensure that underreporting does not occur. The report found that some employers are not fixing errors and that some companies…

Published December 7, 2018 by The Law Offices of John Drew Warlick, P.A.
How Employees Can Stay Safe During the Holiday Season

North Carolina businesses should be aware that OSHA is reminding employers to take extra steps this holiday season to protect worker safety and pay. OSHA is especially concerned about large crowds during sales events and unpredictable scheduling. Retail employers need to be especially cautious around the holiday season to keep their employees safe. For example,…

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