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North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can Ease Financial Struggles

by Keith Adkins | January 29th, 2015

North Carolina workplaces are apparently more dangerous that ever before, considering new data is showing the number of on-the-job fatalities last year doubled from the previous year’s total. The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) reports there were 44 workers who died on the job in our state last year. That’s a significant increase from [...]

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents: Driver Fatigue

by Keith Adkins | January 22nd, 2015

Drivers of commercial tractor trailers face long hours behind the wheel and if you’ve ever driven for an extended amount of time, you know how easily fatigue can set in. Unfortunately, driver fatigue is too often listed as one of the causes of truck accidents. Fatigue was recently listed as the cause of a North [...]

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New Law Will Put North Carolina Drunk Drivers in County Jail

by Keith Adkins | January 15th, 2015

It may be a new year in North Carolina, but the state is facing many of the same old problems—including drunk driving. Data from the North Carolina Highway Patrol shows more than 1,300 drunk drivers were arrested last year alone. The state is working to address the problem of drunk driving and the North Carolina [...]

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The Dangers of Fracking and What Is Being Done to Stop It in North Carolina

by Keith Adkins | January 8th, 2015

United States citizens depend on fossil fuels for a majority of our energy needs, but some of the techniques that are used to procure these resources can put us in danger’s way. One of these techniques is fracking, and North Carolina is currently embroiled in a dispute over whether or not it should be allowed. [...]

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New Research Links Fracking to Earthquakes in Ohio

by hef | January 8th, 2015

The New York Times has reported on new research that links scores of earthquakes to fracking wells near a fault in Ohio. The research, published in The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, says that fracking in Ohio built up underground pressures, which then caused earthquakes along a fault near the wells. According to [...]

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Watauga County Road Projects

by hef | December 29th, 2014

HensonFuerst land condemnation lawyer Anne Duvoisin Fisher, who is based out of Boone, NC, is investigating a number of projects that will affect landowners in her immediate area of Watauga County in the coming decade.  If you think you may be affected by any of these eminent domain projects, it’s not too soon to start [...]

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Is Fracking Good for NC?

by hef | December 22nd, 2014

Last week, after extensive review of the research, New York took the first steps toward a complete ban on fracking in the state.  Unfortunately, in the same week, North Carolina continued its push toward allowing fracking, with 117 rules, many of which were poorly written, submitted in haste, or barely reviewed at all by the [...]

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North Carolina Bicycle Accident Numbers Prompt Safety Concerns Across the State

by Keith Adkins | December 18th, 2014

North Carolina Bicycle Accident Risks Riding a bike in the Tar Heel State can be extremely dangerous. A recent study on North Carolina bicycle accident numbers shows the state is ranked eighth deadliest in the nation for cyclists. In the triangle alone, Raleigh saw more than 98 collisions between bikes and cars, while Chapel Hill [...]

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A Look at North Carolina Land Condemnation Laws

by Keith Adkins | December 11th, 2014

You’ve bought some land and use the property as your residence or place of business. Then one day, you receive a letter saying the government is going to purchase your land regardless of whether or not you want to sell. You ask yourself, “Is this legal?” The North Carolina land condemnation attorneys with HensonFuerst explain [...]

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Who Is Entitled to North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

by Keith Adkins | December 4th, 2014

Accidents can occur on the job at the most inconvenient of times. Luckily, most employees in our state can collect North Carolina workers’ compensation when they’re injured; however, some workers aren’t entitled to such benefits. One such type of employee who cannot collect benefits is an independent contractor. Some may wonder what constitutes being labeled [...]

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