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Navigating Attendant Care Issues: When Did the Claim Arise?

Attendant Care Claim Approval

As a workers’ compensation adjuster, you may occasionally handle cases involving attendant care issues. When you do have a case involving attendant care issues, you will need to mindful of when your claim arose because different legal standards will apply depending on whether your claim is a pre-reform case or a post-reform case. The N.C. General Assembly reformed the Workers’ Compensation Act on June 24, 2011.

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CSH Law Presents Client Education Conference at McKimmon Center

Workers Compensation Educational Seminar Conference Book

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) will host its 2014 Client Education Conference: Workers’ Compensation & General Liability Law Updates on Nov. 12 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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How to Assert the Misrepresentation Defense to NC Workers’ Compensation Claims

Employer Misrepresentation Defense Workers Compensation

The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act now allows an employer to plead an affirmative “Misrepresentation Defense” when an employee intentionally misrepresents his/her physical condition when entering into the employment relationship. The “Misrepresentation Defense” is available to employers when the workers’ compensation claim arises or occurs on or after June 24, 2011.

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CSH Law to Participate in NC PRIMA Conference

NC Public Risk Management Association Educational Conference

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) will participate as an exhibitor at the upcoming 2014 Annual NC Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) Educational Conference which will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort at Wrightsville Beach Sept. 7-10.

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Gone Fishin’: CSH Law to Sponsor 2nd Annual Kids’ Chance Fishing Tournament

NC Law Firm Sponsers Kids' Charity

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP will sponsor the 2nd Annual Kids’ Chance Charity Inshore Fishing Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in Wrightsville Beach. An Awards Ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Intracoastal Angler. On Saturday, Sept. 6 there will be a Captains’ party at Dockside Restaurant to kick-off the event.

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Mica Nguyen Worthy Named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Hot List

Charlotte Workers' Comp Defense Attorney

Mica Nguyen Worthy, an attorney in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, is named in the Lawyers of Color Second Annual Hot List. The Hot List recognizes young attorneys who are excelling in the legal profession. Mica was one of ten attorneys selected from the Charlotte market to receive this award.

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Brian Kromke Elected to Serve on Kids’ Chance Board of Directors

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Brian Kromke, an attorney in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Kids’ Chance of North Carolina, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the children of North Carolina workers who have been injured or killed in work-related accidents.

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CSH Law Launches New Identity

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Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) today unveiled a new logo that kicks off a rebranding campaign for the statewide law firm. The new logo, which features three red triangles, is designed to represent the firm’s history and future vision.

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Jerri Simmons Featured in April NCBA Workers’ Compensation Newsletter

NC Workers Comp Newsletter

Jerri Simmons, an attorney based in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, recently wrote an article titled “Navigating Attendant Care Issues” that is featured in the April 2014 edition of Course & Scope, the Workers’ Compensation Newsletter from the North Carolina Bar Association.

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CSH Law Attorneys Participate in 4ALL Statewide Service Day

Lawyers Give North Carolina Legal Advice

Attorneys from Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (CSH Law) participated in the North Carolina Bar Association’s Annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on March 7. This was the 7thAnnual 4ALL Statewide Service Day which is a program of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation and the North Carolina Bar Association.

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Elizabeth Lewis Selected to Write Questions for Paralegal Certification Exam

North Carolina Workers Compensation Certified Paralegal Exam Law Books

Elizabeth Lewis, a Workers’ Comp paralegal in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, has been selected to participate in an Item Writing Workshop through the Paralegal Certification Committee (PCC). The Workshop participants assist the PCC with the creation of new questions for the North Carolina Certified Paralegal Exam

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