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What Compensation Do You Get from a North Carolina Workers’ Comp Claim?

What Compensation Do You Get from a North Carolina Workers' Comp Claim?

If you are injured at work it can wreck your health, your income, and your work. In North Carolina, workers’ compensation benefits are meant to help you after an injury or work-related condition until you can get back to work. You may be able to get medical treatment and a part of your lost wages. You also may be entitled to payment for your disability. Injured workers often ask how much compensation they can expect from their North Carolina workers’ comp claim. Here is an overview of benefits that may apply when you are injured

Posted in Workers' Compensation

Sexual Assault: Cases about Massage Therapists

Cases About Massage Therapists

According to the National Holistic Institute, people visit massage therapists an estimated 230 million times a year. Nearly 43% of these consumers said that they received massages to help them manage pain, rehabilitate injuries, or improve their overall wellness. There is an element of trust involved in massage therapy, as you are lying naked beneath a sheet on a table and alone with a stranger behind a closed door. Unfortunately, this level of intimacy and privacy also makes it easy for sexual predators to take advantage of their clients. When a client has never had

Posted in Sexual Abuse & Harassment

Leto Copeley Appointed to the Governor’s Crime Commission

Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Leto Copeley has been appointed to the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission. Created by the State Legislature in 1968, the Governor’s Crime Commission is the main advisory body to Governor Roy Cooper and the secretary of the Department of Public Safety on issues related to crime and justice. Its 43-person membership includes representatives from the General Assembly, local government, law enforcement, the court systems, and the public. Commission Mandate and Responsibilities The Governor’s Crime Commission is the sole state planning agency for criminal justice.

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Preparing for the Future at the APRI Banquet

Preparing for the Future at the APRI Banquet

“Salvation for a race, nation, or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted.” These were the words of A. Philip Randolph, former leader of an early African-American trade union called the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. In 1965, he and civil rights leader Bayard Rustin established the A. Philip Randolph Institute to unite the labor and civil rights movements. Today, under the leadership of President Clayola Brown, the APRI continues to strengthen electoral power bases in currently and historically disenfranchised communities. On Saturday,

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First Responder Injuries and the Durham Explosion

First Responder Injuries and the Durham Explosion

At 9:38 a.m. on April 10, 2019, city officials in Durham received word that a contractor drilling a downtown sidewalk had accidentally ruptured a 5 cm gas line. Firefighters were evacuating people when a massive gas explosion occurred half an hour later. The blast, which occurred on the city’s 150th birthday, destroyed one building, shattered windows in Duke University’s downtown campus, and caused a huge fire that firefighters spent hours trying to bring under control. A 61-year-old coffee shop owner was killed and 25 people injured, nine of which were Durham firefighters. One of them,

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