NC Workers’ Comp and Internet Use Disorder?

Now that “internet use disorder” has become an accepted psychiatric condition how long before it is considered by the North Carolina Industrial Commission as an occupational disease?  My guess is a long, long time.  I am likely to let some other NC...

Employee Misclassification and Workers’ Comp in NC

Here is an interesting article about an expected increase in attention to employee misclassification and workers’ comp. Employee misclassification occurs when an employer designates a worker who is really an employer as an independent contractor for tax and...

On-the-job Injuries in NC Drop for NC Workers

Rates of on-the-job injuries in NC dropped to the lowest level in history according to a report by the NC Department of Labor, based on data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate of non-fatal on-the-job injuries in NC dropped to 3.4 per 100 full...

NC Workplace Deaths at ConAgra Prompt New Rules

According to WRAL.com, next month the U.S. Chemical Safety Board will present findings of its investigation into the devastating ConAgra Foods plant explosion on June 9, 2010, near Raleigh, NC. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Sheraton Hotel, at 421 S....

On the Job Injury Rates Drop in North Carolina

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that fewer North Carolina workers reported an on the job injury or illness in 2008. The workplace injury rate dropped from 3.7 injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time employees in 2007 to 3.4 injuries and...
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Top Ten Tips and Traps for North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claims

After twenty years of practicing workers’ compensation law in North Carolina I have seen just about every mistake an injured worker can make.  These mistakes range from failing to file their claim, to settling when they should not have, and everything in between. Download my Top Ten Tips and Traps for North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claims

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