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Back Injuries in NC Workers' Compensation Archives

Do your back problems stem from your working conditions?

You're a hard-working family man with mouths to feed at home, so you work maintenance at Goodyear over in Fayetteville, putting in a hard day's work. A good day is when you're able to bank a few overtime hours and swell your paycheck to cover some extras. That's why you've been ignoring those lower back spasms for months now, hoping fruitlessly that they would go away on their own.

Injured Truck Drivers and North Carolina Workers' Comp Claims

Many truck drivers can file their injury claims here in North Carolina even if the driver is hurt in another state.  This is because of the "jurisdiction" rules of the NC Workers' Compensation Act.  The workers' compensation benefits under NC law may be better than the benefits in other states.  For instance, Florida only allows 104 weeks of TTD (temporary total disability) payments.   North Carolina allows up to 500 weeks of TTD.   Being able to pursue your claim under North Carolina workers' comp law is important if you live here in our state.  Your doctors are likely to be here near your home, and it is much easier to fight the insurance company here on your home turf than to have to travel to Kansas or Oregon to do it.  Under NCGS 97-36, an injured worker can file his or her claim in North Carolina if: 

Reducing Medical Costs in Workers' Compensation Cases

Here is an interesting column by Karen Garloch of the Charlotte Observer about reducing medical treatment costs in general, but especially in back pain cases.  One of the most common things we see in the workers' comp world is a back injury, especially in the lumbar or lower back.  This column discusses the efficacy of MRI scans and of conservative treatment for back pain related to disk degeneration.   Prominent local spine surgeon Craig Brigham is quoted as well. 

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