Meredith Henderson, the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Executive Secretary, has announced that beginning Monday, September 18, 2017, the Commission will no longer accept Motions or Motion Responses filed by adjusters. The Commission, in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bar, has deemed filing Motions and Responses to be the unlicensed practice of law, in violation […]
Starting Monday, February 1, 2016, the NC Industrial Commission is requiring electronic submission of documents for filing. We’ve created a handy reference tool which identifies the specific Forms and documents which must be filed through the Electronic Document Filing Portal (EDFP) (such as Forms 24 and 26A); those which must be filed via e-mail to […]
This article covers changes around filing Form 24s with the Industrial Commission and serving them on plaintiffs represented by counsel.
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 post provides an overview of the specific changes implemented by the Industrial Commission on November 1, 2014 with regards to Form 24 litigation.
This CE Program covers common pitfalls involved in initial investigations of workers’ comp claims and best practices throughout the investigation process.
This Continuing Education Program covers commonly filed forms for defense of workers’ compensation claims in North Carolina.
This Continuing Education Program covers the substance of and procedural issues regarding the various motions that may come into play when defending a workers’ compensation claim in North Carolina.
North Carolina is a “Form Intense” state. This post discusses some of the most frequently used forms and when to file them.
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.
This blog post covers the four critical steps an employer should take after a workplace injury occurs and specifics for how to do the following: contact your carrier, interview the employee, talk to witnesses, and preserve evidence.