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This common scenario could ruin your workplace injury claim

Unfortunately, it is all too common: A construction worker reports to the job on time, just like any other day, and gets seriously injured. While operating a saw, the worker's arm gets tangled in the machine and he suffers catastrophic injuries requiring amputation.

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: 

Airline Employee at CLT Hurt on "Employee Bus" Wins Case

Airline employees stationed at CLT got a win today in the NC Court of Appeals. In an unpublished decision, Skoff v. USAirways (COA 13-994), the Court upheld an Industrial Commission decision awarding workers' comp benefits to a flight attendant who was hurt on the "employee bus" as it was transporting her to the employee parking lot.  The driver slammed on brakes and she fell from a standing position.  These buses are actually provided by the Airport but the airlines make them available to the airline employees by paying the bus fare to the City as part of the contract of employment.  Cases in which airline employees get hurt on the bus come up pretty often.  Now we have a Court of Appeals decision favorable to the employees under the "provision of transportation" theory.   In the future, it should be easier to get those claims covered for injured airline employees! 

Conclusions of California Study on Value of Lawyers in Work Comp Claims

Earlier today I posted a link to a Business Insurance Journal article but then I realized that readers of the blog may have trouble accessing that article.  To solve that problem I have summarized it here for you:  

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