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NC Industrial Commission Enforcing Workers’ Comp Laws Against Scofflaw Employers

The North Carolina Industrial Commission, tabbed with enforcing workers’ compensation compliance among employers, has collected $1 million in fines in the last year, according to the Insurance Journal. NCIC also charged 100 employers with misdemeanors for willfully going without coverage. Raleigh’s News & Observer has been tracking this issue for years, reporting in 2012 that… Read More »

Officer Injured in Lincoln High Scuffle Files Lawsuit

A San Diego Unified School District police officer who was injured during a skirmish with students at Lincoln High School has filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court against three teenagers accused in the incident seeking damages for medical treatment to repair personal injuries he sustained, property damages and other losses from the students… Read More »

NC Workers’ Comp Case Headed for the Supreme Court?

A Florida freight broker has filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case where the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled the broker had to pay workers’ compensation benefits out of pocket for an injured truck driver whose employer did not have the required insurance. A Florida company,… Read More »

How Can Workers’ Compensation Laws Affect Wrongful Death Claims?

Workers’ compensation laws prevent any injured workers from filing personal injury lawsuits against their employers in court. As soon as you decide to make your workers’ compensation claim, you waive the right to file a lawsuit. This means injured employees have to carefully consider whether they have a case for negligence against the employer and… Read More »

State Employees Not Getting Workers’ Compensation Checks

State employees in North Carolina who had suffered injuries while on the job recently went approximately a month without getting their workers’ compensation checks, but the state assured them the problem would be corrected soon. Eileen Townsend, chief of insurance for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, said the department is aware of the… Read More »

What is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may wish to take action. Before moving forward, you will want to be sure you know the difference between workers’ compensation and filing a personal injury claim. Here are several key differences between these two courses of action: Fault: In a personal injury case fault is… Read More »

How to Handle a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

The process for filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complicated, especially if the claim is later denied. Employers and insurance companies want to avoid increasing expenses and liability, and will deny paying workers’ compensation if possible. Employees need to avoid common mistakes to ensure their claim moves ahead unabated.   Employees will receive a… Read More »

Should You Settle a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you are currently in the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim in North Carolina, you might be wondering whether it would be worth it to settle the claim. This decision depends on a number of factors. The following are a few things you should consider before making your decision: An end to weekly… Read More »

Workers’ Comp Exclusive Remedy Provision Prevents Bad Faith Claim

An injured worker in North Carolina recently attempted to bring a bad faith claim against an insurer while his workers’ compensation claim was still active. He filed the lawsuit against First Liberty Insurance Corporation, claiming an intentional infliction of distress and bad faith and saying the company was involved in a great deal of purposefully… Read More »

Study: NC Workers’ Comp Indemnity Benefits Higher than Average

A recent study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) found that the workers’ compensation system in North Carolina had the highest indemnity benefits per claim out of all 17 states in the study. According to the study’s results, the duration of temporary disability benefits is longer in North Carolina than in other states studied… Read More »

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