In Wilkes v. City of Greenville, __ S.E.2d __, (2017) the North Carolina Supreme agreed with the Court of Appeal’s determination that when compensability is admitted an injured worker is entitled to a presumption that future medical treatment is causally related to the compensable injury. Moreover, the Supreme Court expanded its review to the Russell […]
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.
This Continuing Education Program covers basic information for Workers’ Compensation defense in North Carolina, including: History of workers’ compensation laws Injury by accident and occupational diseases Arising out of and in the course of employment Causation issues Administration of claims Investigation best practices Return to work Maximum medical improvement (MMI) Best practices for claims management […]