After taking office, Governor Cooper filed a lawsuit against the NC General Assembly and Chairman Allen and Commissioner Stith of the NC Industrial Commission challenging on constitutional grounds to changes to NCIC appointment provisions. One provision the legislature changed was to remove from the incoming governor, Governor Cooper, the authority to appoint the Chair and […]
Opinion and Awards to be E-mailed – The Industrial Commission announced that beginning on January 2, 2018 workers’ compensation Opinions and Awards will be served via email. The change affects all parties that are represented by attorney’s. The Opinion and Awards will be sent via email to the attorney of record for each party. The […]
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 […]
Commissioner Tamara Nance of the North Carolina Industrial Commission spoke recently at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section Annual Meeting and told the audience that prescription drug formularies are being studied for possible future introduction into the North Carolina workers’ compensation system. A drug formulary is a list of prescription and non-prescription drugs […]
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 […]
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.
This post provides an overview of the specific changes implemented by the Industrial Commission on November 1, 2014 with regards to Form 24 litigation.