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Workers’ Compensation Cost Containment for the North Carolina Employer: Effectively Asserting the Misrepresentation Defense

On June 24, 2011, then-Governor Beverly Purdue signed H 709—”Protecting and Putting North Carolina Back to Work Act” into law. As part of this Legislative Reform, North Carolina Employers now have an additional defense (misrepresentation) available to workers’ compensation claims arising on or after June 24, 2011. However, in order to use this defense Employers must do their homework BEFORE an alleged work accident happens.

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Safety Resources for NC Employers

Workers Compensation Educational Seminar Conference Book

CSH Law Workers’ Comp has put together helpful resources related to workplace safety from the NC Department of Labor, the NC Safety Council, and others.

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How to Avoid Pitfalls When Filing Your Form 24 Application

Form 24 Application Tips and Strategies CSH Law

The fourth and final part of this four part blog series will provide a roundup of best tips and strategies for preparing a successful Form 24 Application by addressing common pitfalls to identify and avoid including: (1) Failure to submit adequate information/documentation; (2) Failure to respond to or refute information/assertions/documentation put forth by the injured employee; and (3) Filing Form 24 Applications on improper grounds.

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PPD Ratings: Schedule of Weeks [Infographic]

Workers' Compensation PPD Ratings

This infographic illustrates the number of weeks of permanent partial disability an employee is entitled to receive for the loss or loss of use of the body parts shown or vision in an eye.

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Checklist of Affirmative Defenses for NC Comp Claims

Affirmative Defenses Checklist

Although arguably the most important determination an adjuster makes when a claim is filed is whether or not the claim is compensable, before even contemplating that question, the adjuster should consider whether or not the claim has a basis under the NC Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”.) This checklist covers several affirmative defenses for defendants to consider at the beginning of any claim.

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2014 NC Case Law Update

NC Workers Comp Law Updates

This post contains a summary of significant 2014 Workers Compensation cases decided by the Courts, along with “practice tips” for addressing these issues. Covered topics include: Medical Causation, notice defenses, subsequent injuries, use of surveillance, time bar defenses, reformation of form agreements, change of treating physicians, and vocational rehabilitation.

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