Disability Benefits

Case Law Update: Rainey v. City of Charlotte

Attorney Saves Client from Paying Benefits Not Owed

Rainey v. City of Charlotte (5/17/16) This case the North Carolina Court of Appeals analyzed N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-58 and the statutory time limit to file an occupational disease. The Court dismissed an injured worker’s claim based on plaintiff’s failure to comply with the time requirements of the statute based on the plaintiff’s own admissions. Facts […]

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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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When is Filing a Form 24 Application Proper?

When to File Form 24 Application Workers Comp CSH Law

The second blog of a four part blog series covers When filing a Form 24 application is appropriate. This blog post will address specific situations involving return to work, compliance, and the catch-all “miscellaneous” scenarios. There are instances when it is appropriate to terminate TTD benefits without Industrial Commission approval and those are covered in the first blog post in this series.

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Save Money with a Successful Form 24 Strategy

Save Money Successful Form 24 Strategy CSH Law

This is the first post of a four-part blog series that will discuss tips and strategies to give employers the best chance of prevailing on Form 24 Applications, and as a result, saving their companies money. These tips and strategies are broken down into the following posts: Part 1 – Terminating TTD Benefits WITHOUT First Obtaining Permission From the North Carolina Industrial Commission (this post). Part 2 – When Is Filing a Form 24 Application Appropriate? Part 3 – How to Successfully Prepare a Form 24 Application. Part 4 – Recognizing – and Avoiding – Common Pitfalls to Winning a Form 24 Application.

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