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3 Things to Avoid With Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

There is one critical time during a North Carolina workers’ compensation claim: When a vocational rehabilitation counselor starts communicating with the injured working. Our NC workers’ compensation attorneys have seen injured workers lose their benefits because they failed to follow […]

North Carolina Work Injuries Must Be Reported Within 2 Years

North Carolina workers’ compensation is governed by a two-year statute of limitations. If an injured worker fails to submit a claim (Form 18) within two years of the date of the accident, the worker will forfeit their right to compensation. […]

Must I allow the rehabilitation nurse to accompany me to the examining room when my doctor examines me?

Question:  Must I allow the rehabilitation nurse to accompany me to the examining room when my doctor examines me?   Answer:  No, you are entitled to be examined in private by your doctor.  The rehabilitation nurse assigned to you by […]

Exclusivity Rule: Can I sue my co-employee if I am injured by accident on the job?

Answer:  No, the injured worker may not sue his or her employer or his or her co-employee as a result of an injury at work.  This is true even if the injury was caused by the negligence of the co-employee.  […]

North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Law, A Compromise That Ensures A Recovery for North Carolina’s Injured Workers

North Carolina’s workers’ compensation law applies to North Carolina’s workers who are injured in the course and scope of their employment. This law is a statutory exception to North Carolina’s common law of negligence. Former Chief Justice Burley Mitchell wrote […]