if Congress limits the legal rights of patients, various Consumer and Patient Safety Organizations estimate that 50,000 more people could die over 10 years? Currently, 44,000 to 98,000 people die each year from medical errors. Are we ready to accept another 5,000 deaths a year due to medical errors? How do we protect patients from bad doctors? Contact the Ramsay Law Firm if we can be of assistance in a wrongful death or if you have any questions.
Did you know that Worker’s Compensation benefits are not taxable and neither are any settlements you might receive? You will not receive a 1099 or W2 for any benefits that are paid to you by the worker’s compensation carrier. However, tax laws are subject to change and I strongly urge you to consult with your financial advisor or accountant when you file your taxes. Please feel free to contact the Ramsay Law Firm if you have any questions.
It’s important to know that in North Carolina, getting hurt on the job in and of itself is not enough to receive Worker’s Comp. You have to show an injury by accident; a specific traumatic incident to the back, or an occupational disease. Have a safe weekend!