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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: I'm a NC mail carrier began having shoulder pain after 3 years my rotater cup is completely torn, is it workman's comp

I seen my regular doctor when pain began and received several shots in my shoulder to relieve pain helped for a short time and pain would return. After 2 years or so I was sent for MRI because I was losing range of motion and couldn't work due to my job requiring the repetitive use of my arm.... Read more »

Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
answered on May 30, 2017

Not sure this answer is much help, but workers' compensation for federal employees is a very specialized field with few folks who practice in it. I have represented federal employees in employment cases for many years and have only ran into a couple of truly experienced federal workers'... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination for North Carolina on
Q: I work at the hospital And they haven't been paying me the right amount of money it's supposed to be for 2 and a half...

Years. When I told my manager she said, she did not know and it was an mistake, and changed it. Shouldn't I be getting back pay.

Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
answered on May 9, 2017

It depends on the situation. However, if you have a written pay plan or promise of specific wages and the employer did not pay that amount, then you will likely have a claim under the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act. Keep in mind, that the employer is not technically required to pay those back... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: If they haven't found nothing on my MRI and I still have problems with my back do I still get a settlement
Will Blackton
Will Blackton
answered on Feb 22, 2017

Your attorney, or if you do not have one, an attorney familiar with the facts of your specific case is the only person who can answer this.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Business Law for North Carolina on
Q: City job can employer take employees tips and give them to non profits/not allow worker to accept tips they are given?
Beatriz Adriana Sosa-Morris
Beatriz Adriana Sosa-Morris
answered on Feb 15, 2017

If an employer is relying on the tip credit privilege to meet their minimum wage obligations, then the employer for itself cannot take an employees' tips.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: Who pays compensation if I was injury in car accident while working for my company .

Work mans Comp on my job has been paying ,They will collect from car insurance Company that hit me from behind Who pays me for pain and suffer

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 5, 2017

First you should ask your attorney. If you don't have one you need one--you need to make sure comp doesn't get more than it should, have to deal with underinsured coverages, it is not do it yourself time. Don't have an attorney ? Contact a member of the NC Advocates for Justice in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: If nothing is found on an MRI given from a work comp doc and my personal doc says I have chronic pain is that covered?

I had an injury over a year ago at my job and someone dropped the ball at some point and the MRI scan was just now ordered. It came back normal according to the workers comp doc. The workers comp doc thinks its muscle spasms, but I saw my personal doc and he diagnosed chronic pain is this covered?... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Nov 29, 2016

If the doctor links it to the work injury yes it is covered. Many MRI's are negative. I assume your doctor has seen the MRI; if not get a copy for him. MRI's usually are not going to show much immediately after an injury so the delay wasn't something that helped comp. If you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: Seen my dr for post op and keep me Out of work and ordered more PT. Can my workmans Comp insurance company contact Dr

Regarding my return to work status

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Nov 29, 2016

Depends on your state's law. If you don't have an attorney contact a member of the North Caorlina Advocate for Justice--who handles workers compensation--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: I've been an employee of diversified maintenance for 5 years and 3 months and I am still making 8.50 he was promised

9.50 on June 22 . what can I do about no raises and no days off

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 3, 2016

The law says it's employment at will. Don't like it, move on to another job says the law. That's why there's a movement centered on increasing the minimum wage.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: WC Clincher with an advance payment will weekly WC checks continue? And when will I get a copy of settlement I signed?

Im not sure of the process and when I ask questions of the Paralegal or Attorney ( if they are in the office ) answers seem to slightly change. Ive felt out of the loop the whole time and unsupported. I never received a copy of our original Attorney/ Client contract. I asked multiple times. Then... Read more »

Mr. Douglas A. Petho
Mr. Douglas A. Petho
answered on Mar 17, 2016

The number one complaint clients have with their attorneys is a lack of communication, either by failing to return phone calls were not properly explaining the process. Attorney's fees and workers compensation claims are set by the industrial commmission at 25%. I do not know what the $900 is... Read more »

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