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Dan Marino Is Latest Former NFL Player To File Concussion Lawsuit

Former NFL Player and Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino joined 14 other former NFL players who have filed a concussion lawsuit against the NFL. According to USA TODAY, the former NFL players filed the lawsuit on May 28th in a federal court in Pennsylvania, accusing the NFL of “misleading players about the long-term dangers… Read more »

Owners of Faulty NC State Fair Ride Could Owe More Than $100,000 In Fines

More than six months after a ride malfunctioned at the North Carolina State Fair last October, injuring five people, the owners of the ride are facing more than $100,000 in fines. The company that runs the ride, Family Attractions Amusement Co., as well as the individual owner of the ride and son of Family Attractions’ Founder,… Read more »

Raleigh Construction Accident Kills One Person

Another Raleigh construction accident, the second in less than 24 hours, left one person dead late Thursday morning. The accident occurred at an apartment complex construction site near Louisburg and Spring Forest Roads in North Raleigh. Reports say the man, a worker at the site, fell five stories from the site’s scaffolding. No further details have… Read more »

Three Construction Workers Injured in NC State Accident

Three construction workers fell from a platform they were standing on while working on the Talley Student Center at NC State University’s campus and were injured on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The three workers were standing on the 8-foot platform helping a crane lift a steel beam into place when the platform gave out… Read more »

Tragedy in Harnett County As Man Falls to Accidental Death

Police say John Dailey, a 49-year-old from Silvester, Ga., tragically fell from a cell tower on the evening of Monday the 12th around 5:30pm. Dailey was working nearly 200 feet above the ground with a co-worker when he reportedly lost his balance, according to authorities. Police say harnesses were found near the cell tower, but… Read more »

Are you Eligible for a State Health Employee Lien?

How do you know if you are eligible to create liens?  What are liens in the first place?  Liens are constructed everyday, whether they are against vehicle, paycheck or real property.  In general, a lien is a legalized form of selling or withholding collateral depending on the debtor’s decision to meet the loan contract.  In… Read more »

North Carolina Senate Bill 174: How it Affects You

You should be aware that there are some important things going on at the General Assembly that could impact your worker’s compensation claim.  Yesterday, The North Carolina Senate passed Senate Bill 174.  This bill would: -Eliminate two types of expedited hearings: medical motions, and requests to reinstate benefits.  The bill would leave only one type… Read more »

Man Injured, Trapped Underground

A man was injured while working at a Fuquay-Varina waste water treatment plant after getting trapped 15 feet underground. Plant employee Dan Hackney was replacing equipment underground when he got his leg caught in the machinery. Other workers with him were not injured and went for help. Rescuers freed the man around 10:30am and took… Read more »

DOT Worker Killed In Dump Truck Accident

A Department of Transportation worker was killed yesterday while clearing debris and sand from a section of N.C. Highway 12 following Hurricane Sandy. The storm had inundated the area with sand, forcing crews to clear the area before drivers were cleared to return. DOT employee Ronnie Anderson’s dump truck broke down in the middle of… Read more »

Car Chase Leads To State Trooper Fatality

A car chase that began with a robbery ended with the death of Nash Country state trooper Bobby Gene DeMuth Jr. when he was fatally struck by the speeding vehicle. Nash was deploying stop sticks to puncture the tires of the speeding vehicle when he was struck. The driver of the vehicle, Christopher McCoy Rogers, has… Read more »