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Public awareness campaigns and legislation over the last few decades have focused on the dangers of drinking and driving, but any kind of impairment makes it unsafe to drive. Unfortunately, our nation is seeing an uptick in drugged driving, especially driving under the influence of marijuana, which is leading to…

Retiring from your job while on workers comp

An injured worker in North Carolina who does not expect to be able to return to work may consider retirement if he or she is old enough or has the required number of years on the job. However, retiring while receiving workers’ compensation benefits may have a detrimental impact on…

Worker compensation laws in NC

More than 80,000 workers in North Carolina suffered a nonfatal injury or illness on the job in a recent year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’ve been injured or have developed a work-related illness, you may have questions about what benefits you can claim through workers’ compensation….

Fault in a rear end collision

Before you can recover compensation for the injuries you suffered in a car accident, you’ll have to prove that the other driver was responsible for the crash. Establishing fault in car accidents—even rear-end crashes—can be complicated. If you’ve been hurt in a rear-end collision, the North Carolina car accident lawyers at Hardison…

North Carolina law firm recognized in the field of workers’ compensation—claimants Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law is pleased to be recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Law Firms compiled by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Hardison & Cochran is recognized as a Tier 1 firm…

Injured employee

As summer stretches toward its second half and tourism destinations reopen after the pandemic-driven 2020 travel season, many of us are planning vacations. Workers who have been stuck at home because of work injuries may wonder whether they can take a vacation while receiving workers’ compensation. Since you are off…