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Jul 14, 2014

What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)

By |July 14th, 2014|disability benefits, employment, nc employment, nc politics, nc workers' compensation, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, workers'compensation law|0 Comments

In Part I and II of this series we discussed the legislative power shift in 2010 and identified four significant changes.  Here are some more legislative changes, all imposed after 2010: 5.   Even If The Claim is Denied the Employer Can Still Get An IME. Before 2010, although an employer might be able to get [...]

Jul 09, 2014

What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part II)

By |July 9th, 2014|disability benefits, employment, nc employment, nc politics, nc workers' compensation, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, workers'compensation law|0 Comments

  In 2010 after the Republican Party took complete control of the legislature for the first time since 1898, changes to the system began. As death benefits and funeral expenses were being increased, along with an increase in wage loss benefits, current injured workers' were told that new proposals would not affect their claims. True [...]

Jul 07, 2014

What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part I)

By |July 7th, 2014|nc politics, nc workers' compensation, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, workers'compensation law|0 Comments

In this four-part series we will take note of specific changes to the Workers’ Compensation  Act in North Carolina since 2010, when the Democrats lost control of the Legislature. The Act was created in 1929. Its purpose was to take care of the human wreckage caused by workplace injuries and to make the employer pay [...]