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April 2018 Archives

Dog Attacks Becoming More Common Due to "Pet Friendly" Businesses

Dog attacks on customers inside "pet friendly" stores are becoming more common in western North Carolina. Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, and other stores are "pet-friendly", meaning dog owners can bring their dogs into stores while they shop. Restaurants are prohibited from allowing non-service animals (including emotional support animals) into areas where food is prepared and served by North Carolina health codes. Other businesses, however, in an attempt to attract pet lovers, are more than willing to allow dogs into their stores.

Injured workers need to know their rights in workers compensation

Being injured on the job and going through a worker's compensation claim can be challenging. The injured worker has to be concerned with getting his/ her workers compensation checks, filing the correct forms with the N.C. Industrial Commission, dealing with doctor visits, and other various issues. Therefore, it might seem like a relief to the injured worker when the insurance company assigns a nurse case manager to "help" the injured worker. In some situations, nurse case managers do in fact help the injured worker obtain medical care and prescriptions. Unfortunately, many times the nurse case manager does not act in the injured worker's best interest and can be merely a tool used by the insurance company to interfere with an injured worker's medical care.

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