Workers Compensation

Flowers v. Pembroke Chair Co.

The claimant developed carpal tunnel syndrome while working for the Employer.  The claimant received medical treatment and then was released by her doctors with restrictions.  Defendant employer offered a job to employee.  However, there was competent evidence to show that the job was outside of claimant’s restrictions and therefore unsuitable.  The Defendants were required to …

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Cooper v. BHT Enter., (08-711)

Workers’ Comp., whether findings of fact supported by competent evidence; whether failure to file Form 44 abandons appeal to Full Commission; whether disability was proven by plaintiff under Russell v. Lowes Prods.   Among other issues, the Court of Appeals affirmed and Opinion and Award of the Industrial Commission denying permanent and total disability benefits to …

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Crawford v. Phillips

The employer admitted that it employed 3 or more employees from 1988 through March 22, 2006.  The employer also admitted that during that time period it did not carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance.  Consequently, the employer was fined by the Industrial Commission pursuant to N.C.G.S. 97-94(b).

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