Workers Compensation

Woman Awarded North Carolina Workers' Compensation Benefits After Fall

May 9, 2013 The North Carolina Court of Appeals made a groundbreaking decision recently when they ruled that an employee is entitled to North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits if a work-related accident aggravates a preexisting condition. The case stems from an accident a worker had while employed in the meat department of a grocery store. …

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North Carolina Worker's Compensation Award Upheld By Court Of Appeals

April 18, 2013 The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld a decision that found an employee of an automotive dealership was entitled to North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits for injuries sustained on a business trip. In the case of Evans v. Hendrick Automotive Group, an office manager from a car dealership in Texas traveled …

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NC Auditor Says Not Enough Being Done To Ensure Workers’ Compensation Coverage

February 28, 2013 The North Carolina’s Auditor Office has released a report saying the state agency that oversees North Carolina Workers’ Compensation claims hasn’t done enough to ensure employers purchase coverage to cover expenses in case of an accident. Insurance Journal explained how an investigation into businesses in North Carolina’s compliance with workers’ compensation coverage laws discovered there …

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Shipping Industry Facing Dispute Over Payment With Dockworkers

January 24, 2013 With fuel and operating costs skyrocketing in the overseas shipping industry, many shipping companies are struggling to stay afloat. These hard economic times have led to high tensions between company executives and dockworkers regarding the way and how much these blue-collar workers are paid. According to Reuters News & Insight, many dockworkers …

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North Carolina State Employees Demand Participation In Workers' Comp Study

December 20, 2012 When workers are injured on the job, medical bills and other expenses can quickly get out of hand. This is where Raleigh Workers’ Compensation benefits come into play. Employers are required to carry insurance that will pay these benefits in the event a worker is hurt on the job. With budgetary cuts occurring within …

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Law Changes The Way Vital Workers' Compensation Information Is Shared

November 1, 2012 In North Carolina, businesses or companies with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance so that if a worker is hurt on the job, their medical bills and lost wages will be covered. The problem is that more than 30,000 employers in North Carolina don’t carry this insurance. …

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Ghost Workers' Compensation Insurance Harm Injured Workers

Good general contractors demand proof of Workers’ Compensation insurance before hiring subcontractors. This type of insurance–commonly known as Workers’ Comp–protects workers if they are injured on the job by paying for their medical bills and other costs. But today, the News & Observer published a story that sheds light on a scam that puts workers …

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