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The truth about neck injuries in the workplace

When you work a job day after day, it's no surprise that you develop aches and pains. Sometimes, those aches and pains are more than they appear, though. It's important to get medical care when you need it, and workers' compensation is there for you.

One common injury on the job is a neck injury with pain. Neck pain may start slow and develop over time. You may notice that your arm falls asleep more often or that your shoulders feel pinched. Maybe you notice it hurts to turn your head from side to side or up and down. Whatever the pain is causing, that injury is something you need to have looked at by a doctor.

Don't let a juvenile offense in NC ruin your child's future

Teenagers often don't fully consider the consequences and long-term implications of their actions. Their brains are in the process of developing and growing, which means they simply don't have the capacity to make decisions in the way an adult could. Impulsivity and a little recklessness can combine to put your child in a very precarious position.

It only takes one big mistake as a teenager to completely destroy someone's plans for the future. Youthful offenders in North Carolina have long faced very serious consequences for their teenage indiscretions. For many years, teenagers who were 16 or 17 faced adult penalties and criminal records for charges. Beginning in December of 2018, however, these younger defendants will face justice in the juvenile court system.

What to know about workers' compensation in North Carolina

Do you understand workers' compensation and your right to file a claim after a workplace accident? Unfortunately, many workers in North Carolina are unfamiliar with the workers' compensation process in North Carolina and the importance of filing a claim to receive benefits.

Frequently asked questions about workers' compensation

Workers' compensation can play a significant role after being injured in a work-related accident. To help you better understand the basics of workers' compensation, here is a list of common questions and answers you need to know. 

Fatal accidents increase for second year in a row: What are we doing wrong?

New safety features and investments have failed to deter fatal accidents in the United States. Fatal accidents have increased for the second year in a row, according to a new report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The report stated that 37,461 people were killed in auto accidents in 2016, which is a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year.

The increase in fatalities over the last two years is a surprise to some, especially since fatal accidents had declined from 2007 to 2014. Why have fatal accidents increased across the country? A few different factors may be to blame.

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