Extended Compensation Under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act

Extended Compensation Under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act:  Lessons from the Industrial Commission’s Early Decisions Richard T. Granowsky NC Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law Hill Evans Jordan & Beatty, PLLC, November 3, 2021   Introduction The 2011 amendments to the NC Workers’ Compensation Act (“the Act”) created a 500-week cap on temporary…

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What to Expect with the Collaborative Law Process

The spirit of Collaborative Law is more of a “troubleshoot and problem solve” approach, rather than the “fight and win” setting of a courtroom. Both parties use mediation and negotiations to settle their divorce in a collaborative divorce process, which can be less stressful on a family unit. It takes two willing participants for a…

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Do you need an attorney to settle an estate?

If you read the conventional advice for executors, the first step is usually “hire a lawyer.” You may well decide that you want legal advice from an experienced lawyer who’s familiar with both state law and how the local probate court works. However, the lawyers at Hill, Evans, Jordan, & Beatty LLC are here to…

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Questions to ask a Personal Injury Lawyer before hiring them

Most people think to ask questions about an attorney’s experience level and fees, but what about the questions people don’t know to ask? These considerations are crucial in ensuring that you not only find the best lawyer for your unique case, but that you avoid surprises along the way.   What amount of your time…

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Do I need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Not every injured worker will need to hire an attorney. In an ideal situation, the workers’ compensation system is designed to be relatively easy for workers to navigate. If you have a straightforward claim that is not being disputed by your employer or its insurance company, you can probably handle your own claim. Unfortunately, the…

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What is the best course for divorce?

The knee jerk reaction when one is facing divorce has been for each spouse to go out and hire the toughest “bull-dog”attorneys they can find. This would be followed by drag-out court battles where there is only going to be one “winner,” and both sides will run up hefty legal bills.  While this model might…

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6 Legal Basics every business owner should know

Laws for businesses are complicated and less intuitive than the laws we deal with every day (like don’t speed, don’t steal). That’s why it’s important to get legal advice for your small business from someone who is qualified: a business lawyer. However, there are certain areas of law that you can familiarize yourself with to…

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What to do when injured at work

Report injury to your employer It is critically important that injured workers immediately report work injuries to their employer.  Technically, in North Carolina, an injured employee must provide a written notice of the workplace injury to their employer within 30 days of the accident.  In addition, failure to file a claim with the Industrial Commission…

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Comparing Adoption Attorneys

There are many reasons why people interested in adoption use an attorney. It’s important for the adoptive parents and the placing parent to have separate legal representation to make certain that their respective rights are protected and to assure a safe, permanent, final adoption.  Whether you choose a private adoption, an agency adoption, an intrastate…

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