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 […]
The NC Workers’ Comp 2020 Quick Reference Guide is designed to provide an overview of information contained in the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act.
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.
Changes to TTD and TPD benefits resulting from the 2011 Reform.
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.
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.
This 1 hour Continuing Education course covers the applicability of the Workers’ Comp Act to illegal immigrant employees and other issues relevant to claims when immigration issues are involved.
This popular CE Program covers important considerations for adjusters handling North Carolina workers’ compensation claims.
The third blog of a four part blog series covers Successfully Preparing a Form 24 Application. The earlier posts in this series address 1) When it is appropriate to terminate TTD benefits without obtaining Industrial Commission approval; and 2) When filing a Form 24 application is appropriate.
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.
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.