May 14, 2018

Amusement Park Injuries: Riders Beware

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Today's post comes from Anthony Lucas at the Jernigan Law Firm. Amusement Park Injuries: Riders Beware Recently I visited Walt Disney World with my family and we rode several rides. Some of the rides were a little rough, but never did I think about the rides breaking or me getting hurt. However, when I [...]

May 07, 2018

N.C. Industrial Commission Addresses the Opioid Crisis by Adopting New Rules

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. North Carolina Industrial Commission Adopts Opioid Rules and Companion Guide This blog is a follow up to my blog from February 2017 about the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Opiod Task Force. As mentioned in that blog, the CDC noted that opioid sales had [...]

Apr 30, 2018

Against Democracy By Jason Brennan, Princeton University Press (2017) 245 pages

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Today's post comes from Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. at the Jernigan Law Firm. Against Democracy By Jason Brennan, Princeton University Press (2017) 245 pages This book contends that the election process in the United States is broken, and that we may want to consider other systems for authorizing leadership. Jason Brennan is careful not to advocate [...]

Apr 23, 2018

Davis v. Craven County ABC Bd.: Are Non-FDA-Approved Medications/Treatments Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

By |April 23rd, 2018|Workers' Compensation, FDA|Comments Off on Davis v. Craven County ABC Bd.: Are Non-FDA-Approved Medications/Treatments Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Today's post comes from Anthony L. Lucas at the Jernigan Law Firm. Davis v. Craven County ABC Bd.: Are Non-FDA-Approved Medications/Treatments Covered Under Workers’ Compensation? The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently published an opinion refusing to add an exception to the Workers’ Compensation Act that would exclude medications and/or treatments that have not [...]

Apr 16, 2018

How long will the insurance company continue to pay for my medical treatment for my North Carolina workers’ compensation injury?

By |April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized, Medical Care, workers' comp, Workers' Comp Q & A|Comments Off on How long will the insurance company continue to pay for my medical treatment for my North Carolina workers’ compensation injury?

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. How long will the insurance company continue to pay for my medical treatment for my North Carolina workers’ compensation injury? Did you know that in North Carolina injured workers can apply for lifetime medical treatment for an accepted workplace injury? However, there’s one BIG caveat [...]

Apr 09, 2018

Arbitration – Beware of Toyota’s Abusive Agreement

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Today's post comes from Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. at the Jernigan Law Firm. Arbitration - Beware of Toyota's Abusive Agreement Nearly every consumer contract seeks an agreement to use arbitration before going to the civil court of justice (jury trials). Arbitration is supposed to be quick and easy. It isn’t. It can be expensive and unfair, [...]

Apr 02, 2018

Civil Immunity under the Workers’ Compensation Act

By |April 2nd, 2018|Immunity, Fraud, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on Civil Immunity under the Workers’ Compensation Act

Today's post comes from Anthony Lucas at the Jernigan Law Firm. Civil Immunity under the Workers' Compensation Act Under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, there are a few instances where the Act specifically precludes or limits civil liability for certain actors. Not surprisingly, two of the three listed below are related to reporting [...]

Mar 26, 2018

Getting your workers’ compensation case moving and your medical treatment started ASAP!

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Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. Getting your workers’ compensation case moving and your medical treatment started ASAP! When an employee has a clear accident and injury, the employer (if self-insured) or their workers’ compensation insurance company should immediately send the injured worker to a doctor to treat their [...]

Mar 16, 2018

Has the Bargain in Workers’ Compensation Been Lost?

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Today's post comes from Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. at the Jernigan Law Firm. Has the Bargain in Workers' Compensation Been Lost? In creating the workers’ compensation system a grand bargain was created between the employer and the employee. In exchange for a no-fault system that paid limited but speedy benefits to the employee, the employer got [...]

Mar 09, 2018

Be Careful When Sending Client Information by Email

By |March 9th, 2018|Security, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Be Careful When Sending Client Information by Email

Today's post comes from Anthony Lucas at the Jernigan Law Firm. Be Careful When Sending Client Information by Email As technology changes and security threats increase, several states, including North Carolina, have modified their rules of professional conduct for lawyers to include a duty of technological competence. When using email to communicate about client matters, lawyers [...]

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