If you have been injured on the job and your claim has been accepted by the insurance carrier, then you are entitled to receive a weekly check when your doctor has written you out of work due to your injury or given you work restrictions that your employer cannot accommodate. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-29, when an employee qualifies for total disability, the employer shall pay the injured employee a weekly compensation equal to sixty-six and two-thirds (66 2/3%) percent of his average weekly wage. This means you will receive a weekly compensation check until your doctor writes you back to work or your employer can accommodate your restrictions. This temporary total disability benefits check will not be taxed and your health insurance will not be taken out of this check. You will, therefore, need to make arrangements to pay your health insurance with your employer.  In the event that you owe child support and there is an order of garnishment, the weekly obligation will be taken from your disability check. 

When will I start receiving this weekly check?

There is a 7 day waiting period to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-28, no compensation shall be allowed in the first seven calendar days of disability resulting from an injury. On the 8th calendar day you will qualify to receive the weekly compensation check and, in most cases, it will be paid to you the following week, just like a paycheck. If you are written out of work for more than 21 days then you will qualify to receive payment for the 7 day waiting period.

At Campbell & Associates, we realize that your bills do not stop piling up just because you get hurt on the job. We understand how important it is that our clients understand how and when disability benefits will be paid so that they can continue to pay their bills after their injury. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, call us today at 704-333-0885. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys are here to help you get life back on track. With convenient office locations in Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia, Monroe and Rock Hill you’re just a short distance away from the help you deserve.

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3M™ Military Earplugs Lawsuit

Did You Suffer Hearing Loss During Military Service?

Defective 3M™ Combat Arms Earplugs left military service members without adequate ear protection against loud combat noises.

You may qualify for financial compensation if you are a U.S. Military Veteran who:

✓ Served between 2003 and 2015
✓ Used 3M™ Dual-Ended Combat Arms® Earplugs
✓ Suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus

What is the 3M™ Combat Arms Earplug Lawsuit About?

Veterans left with permanent hearing damage allege that 3M™:
✓ Designed and manufactured an earplug too short to fit into the ear canal
✓ Knew as early as 2000 that there were flaws in the design
✓ Failed to disclose this design defect to the U.S. military
✓ Put U.S. service members at risk for hearing loss without their knowledge

United States v. 3M™ Company

In 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice reached a $9.1 million settlement with 3M™ Company, resolving allegations that 3M™ knowingly sold defective dual-ended earplugs to the military.

What is the Problem with 3M™ Combat Arms Earplugs?

How They Worked: 3M™ Dual-Ended Combat Arms® Earplugs (CAEv2) were reversible with two levels of ear protection:

• Closed/Constant Protection Mode: The green insert was designed to block all sound.

• Open/Weapons Fire Mode: The yellow insert was designed to protect the eardrum from gunfire and explosions while still allowing soldiers to hear verbal commands.

The Design Flaw: The double-ended earplug stem was too short to fit into the ear canal correctly. The large flange on the unused end blocked the inserted end from pushing far enough into the ear. During testing, 3M™ used a technique where the user would roll back the unused end before insertion. But this was merely a suggestion on the packaging. The design of the product itself required the roll-back technique for soldiers’ hearing to be protected.

Are You Suffering from Hearing Loss Symptoms?

Veterans and active military who used the defective 3M™ Combat Arms earplugs may be suffering from hearing loss symptoms, including:

• Tinnitus or Ringing, Whining or Buzzing in the Ears
• Difficulty Hearing Word Sounds (i.e. “s”, “sh”, “th”, “f”, “v”)
• Need for a Hearing Aid
• Trouble Understanding Speech
• Dizziness or Loss of Balance
• Need to Increase Volume on Electronic Devices
• Noise-Induced Deafness and Muffled Sounds

Did You Receive Defective 3M™ Military Earplugs?

3M™ Combat Arms Earplugs were standard issue in the U.S. military beginning with the start of the Iraq War in 2003 and were used in both Iraq and Afghanistan until 2015.

Do I Have a Claim?

At Campbell & Associates, we believe that product manufacturers have an ethical responsibility to effectively warn consumers of potential risks or defects.

If you’re a veteran who used 3M™ Dual-Ended Combat Arms® Earplugs (CAEV2) during military service and suffered hearing-related problems, seek immediate legal advice from our qualified 3M™ Earplug Lawyers.

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We Fight For Justice For Our Clients

We want to hear your story, so we can help.

If you have been injured on the job and your claim has been accepted by the insurance carrier, then you are entitled to receive a weekly check when your doctor has written you out of work due to your injury or given you work restrictions that your employer cannot accommodate. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-29, when an employee qualifies for total disability, the employer shall pay the injured employee a weekly compensation equal to sixty-six and two-thirds (66 2/3%) percent of his average weekly wage. This means you will receive a weekly compensation check until your doctor writes you back to work or your employer can accommodate your restrictions. This temporary total disability benefits check will not be taxed and your health insurance will not be taken out of this check. You will, therefore, need to make arrangements to pay your health insurance with your employer.  In the event that you owe child support and there is an order of garnishment, the weekly obligation will be taken from your disability check. 

When will I start receiving this weekly check?

There is a 7 day waiting period to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Pursuant to N.C. § 97-28, no compensation shall be allowed in the first seven calendar days of disability resulting from an injury. On the 8th calendar day you will qualify to receive the weekly compensation check and, in most cases, it will be paid to you the following week, just like a paycheck. If you are written out of work for more than 21 days then you will qualify to receive payment for the 7 day waiting period.

At Campbell & Associates, we realize that your bills do not stop piling up just because you get hurt on the job. We understand how important it is that our clients understand how and when disability benefits will be paid so that they can continue to pay their bills after their injury. If you or a loved one was injured on the job, call us today at 704-333-0885. Our experienced Workers’ Compensation attorneys are here to help you get life back on track. With convenient office locations in Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia, Monroe and Rock Hill you’re just a short distance away from the help you deserve.

Call Today
704-333-0885