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Apr 15, 2019

North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums Decrease by 17.2% on Average

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums Decrease by 17.2% on Average Last year (2018) the North Carolina Rate Bureau approved a 17.2 percent average decrease for workers’ compensation insurance – this is the largest decrease in over a decade. The new rates just [...]

Apr 09, 2019

Book Review: Irresistible – The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alder (320 pages, Penguin Books, 2018)

By |April 9th, 2019|Attorney-Client Relations, Book Review, Community|Comments Off on Book Review: Irresistible – The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alder (320 pages, Penguin Books, 2018)

Today's post comes from Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. at the Jernigan Law Firm. Book Review:  Irresistible - The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alder (320 pages, Penguin Books, 2018) Addictive technology is alive and well, and lawyers need to understand what’s happening to our clients, jurors, [...]

Apr 01, 2019

Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer – But what does workers’ comp cover?

By |April 1st, 2019|9/11, AFL-CIO, Fatal Injuries, fire, Firefighters, First Responders, North Carolina, North Carolina Industrial Commission, worker rights, Worker safety, Worker's Compensation Legislative, worker’s compensation|Comments Off on Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer – But what does workers’ comp cover?

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer Seth Tinsley, a Charlotte firefighter of 11 years, died at the age of 34 as a result of brain cancer. He was diagnosed at the age of 29. His name is recognized [...]

Mar 11, 2019

Cannabidiol: The New Aspirin for Workers’ Comp Patients?

By |March 11th, 2019|doctor, drug and pharmaceutical-law, Health, Health Care, Herbs, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on Cannabidiol: The New Aspirin for Workers’ Comp Patients?

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. Cannabidiol: The New Aspirin? Recently a doctor suggested to one of my clients that cannabidiol (CBD) might provide a pain management option for his neck pain. It’s a first (for me) to see CBD oil in a client’s medical records as a potential [...]

Feb 28, 2019

How much is my workers’ compensation rating worth? And should I accept it? (Part 2)

By |February 28th, 2019|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on How much is my workers’ compensation rating worth? And should I accept it? (Part 2)

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. How much is my workers’ compensation rating worth? And should I accept it? (Part 2) This is a follow up from our blog earlier this year about workers’ compensation disability ratings. To recap, a rating is given by a doctor to an injured [...]

Jan 18, 2019

2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 18th, 2019|fighting fraud, Fraud, Legislation, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on 2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

  2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases  By: Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. and Law Clerk, Alondra Bribiesca Raleigh, North Carolina Non-Employee Fraud Cases - 10   $ 99.7 Million Employee Fraud Cases - 0   $ 0                   Total Fraud   $ 99.7 Million Three of the Top Ten Cases in 2018 [...]

Jan 03, 2019

What does a disability rating mean for my workers’ compensation case?

By |January 3rd, 2019|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on What does a disability rating mean for my workers’ compensation case?

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. What does a disability rating mean for my workers’ compensation case?  Part 1:  The Rating. One important, and sometimes confusing, point in a workers’ compensation case occurs when an injured worker gets a disability “rating.” Today’s blog discusses what a rating is (and [...]

Sep 10, 2018

9/11 Victim Toll Sadly Still Climbing

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. 9/11 Victim Toll Sadly Still Climbing Seventeen years have passed since the 9/11 terror attacks and injuries from the attacks continue to rise. On September 11, 2001, 2,996 people lost their lives. Of these deaths, 343 were firefighters, 60 were police officers and [...]

Jun 01, 2018

The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections

By |June 1st, 2018|employees, employment, employment law, worker rights|Comments Off on The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections "The privatization of the justice system" - those are the words Cornell University labor law professor, Angela Cornell, used to describe the Supreme Court’s recent [...]

May 22, 2018

Abraham Lincoln Never Went to Law School

By |May 22nd, 2018|History|Comments Off on Abraham Lincoln Never Went to Law School

Today's post comes from Leonard Jernigan at the Jernigan Law Firm. Abraham Lincoln Never Went to Law School I recently ran across a book entitled The Book of Lists written by David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace, and Amy Wallace.  It was published by William Morrow and Company in 1977.  One list caught my attention in [...]