Scott Dunnagan (Raleigh) recently obtained an Opinion & Award in favor of defendants on all issues in a case where the claimant alleged injuries to the back and left leg stemming from a compensable right leg injury dating back to August 2005.
North Carolina Workers’ Comp Defense Blog
Buck Copeland (Raleigh) recently prevailed at the Full Commission on an asbestosis death claim.
Since the 2011 Workers’ Comp Reform, North Carolina employers now have another defense available to assist with considerable savings in workers’ compensation claims management.
The arrival of summer marks the end of another school year and the anticipation of beach vacations, backyard cookouts, and pool parties. This time of year also brings the annual company festival with the boss manning the BBQ pit, the interoffice corn hole tournament; and the balloon-making clown for the kids. Not to rob such an event of its pure joy and frivolity, but for those of us in the business, we should pause to consider the possible workers’ compensation ramifications of such annual company rituals.
Idiopathic conditions, including cases related to falls, are among the most challenging in the world of NC Workers’ Compensation.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently addressed the third element of the misrepresentation defense – the “causal connection,” element in Purcell v. Friday Staffing, 761 S.E.2d 694 (August 2014).
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.
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.
On March 3, 2015, the NC Court of Appeals set a new precedent for North Carolina employers relating to filing a Form 63 in workers’ compensation cases.
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled on the jurisdiction of the NC Industrial Commission.
The North Carolina Industrial Commission announced the appointment of seven deputy commissioners.
The North Carolina Industrial Commission has updated the mileage reimbursement rate to $0.575 per mile for 2015.
As of November 1, 2014, newly implemented rule (04 NCAC 10A.1001 [Rule 1001]) requires, among other things, that you immediately respond to requests for authorization for surgery and hospitalization.
This article covers changes around filing Form 24s with the Industrial Commission and serving them on plaintiffs represented by counsel.
Changes to TTD and TPD benefits resulting from the 2011 Reform.