NC Workers’ Comp Law Blog
Welcome to the NC Workers’ Comp Law Blog, authored by North Carolina Workers’ Comp Lawyer Kevin Bunn. Workers’ Compensation in NC is constantly changing. Every recent session of the General Assembly has made substantial changes to Workers’ Comp law, and the North Carolina Industrial Commission is constantly reviewing its rules and forms. Each year the appellate courts consider dozens of cases involving workers’ compensation claims. We try here to bring some clarity to workers’ comp law in NC.
The NC Workers’ Comp Law Blog provides news and information on legal issues relating to NC Workers’ Compensation Law, including medical benefits, wage replacement, North Carolina Industrial Commission Rules, and coordination of workers’ comp with other benefits. Remember to check back regularly for more information on North Carolina workers’ comp law.
Kevin Bunn has more than twenty years legal experience and has helped hundreds of injured and disabled workers get the benefits they deserve. Mr. Bunn is a Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers’ Compensation Law and has been awarded the highest possible ratings in both legal ability and ethical conduct by multiple lawyer rating agencies. Please enjoy the blog and feel free to call or email for your free consultation with North Carolina Workers’ Comp Lawyer Kevin Bunn.
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If you are injured on the job in NC it is very important that you take action immediately to protect your NC workers' comp case. This true even if you initially think the injury is minor. Serious medical problems often start out with minor symptoms and if you are...read more
Employers or their NC workers' comp insurance companies frequently require that injured NC workers submit to an Independent Medical Examination (IME). There are various justifications for this, including a second opinion on surgery or other medical treatment...read more
This weekend brought another excellent article by Mandy Locke and the News and Observer on the rampant worker misclassification and wage theft going on in NC and nationally. This article tracks one employers intentional misclassification of employees as independent...read more
Gina E. Cammarano of Farah & Cammarano, P.A., and Valerie A. Johnson of Copeley Johnson & Groninger, PLLC, have just released North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law: A Practical Guide to Success at Every Stage of a Claim, Second Edition. Both Gina...read more
The long and winding road to changes to NC Workers' Compensation Rules continues. Without going through the entire history, the legislature in its most recent session passed Senate Bill 794 which required specific changes to the NC Industrial Commission's Workers'...read more
Kudos to Mandy Locke, The News and Observer, and McClatchy Newspapers for their blockbuster series entitled "Contract to Cheat." Ms. Locke, you might recall, authored the excellent articles in 2012 investigating the prevalence of employers in North Carolina who...read more
I want to share a few recommendations for how injured workers can help their North Carolina Workers' Compensation Attorney do the best job for them. Most folks do a good job with these, but my twenty years of experience says a reminder can never hurt. Make sure you...read more
Most workplace injuries in North Carolina and nationally are preventable. They just do not have to happen. According to a new study by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health roughly 4,383 men and and women died in United States workplaces in 2012 as...read more
If you have a friend or family member who has been injured on the job and is out of work on workers’ compensation you may notice changes in their behavior or attitude. You should know that this is common, but be aware that issues relating to depression and mental...read more
Deny, Delay, Appeal. Time is almost always on the insurance company's side in a workers' comp case. But this woman's perseverance pays off. Don't give up. Keep fighting for the workers' comp benefits you are due. "After Wayne died, the state ruled her...read more
This is the second of a two part blog on death claims in NC workers' comp. Part 1 addressed which work related deaths are covered and how to file a claim. Part 2 deals with what the benefits are. who receives them and what happens when an employee dies of...read more
It is tragic when a loved one dies from a work-related disease or in an on-the-job accident in North Carolina. Beyond the emotion loss, the family of a deceased employee frequently faces a severe economic loss. This is the first of two posts on death claims...read more