California study shows that having a Lawyer increases case value for injured worker

Here is a link to the article published in the Business Insurance journal.  http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20140206/NEWS08/140209879?tags=58|340|92

NC Legislature Hides Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage From Public

Even though there are thousands of employers committing workers’ compensation fraud in this State every year by failing to purchase workers’ compensation insurance, our legislature has now made it a lot harder to find out if an employer is complying...

Deception by the Insurance Adjuster: Why You May Need a Lawyer!

A new client showed me a letter today that was sent to the client by the workers’ compensation insurance adjuster.  She received this letter a few days  after the client reported her injury to her employer.   But first, a little...

Document that Job Search in NC Workers’ Comp!

I spent my morning today in court, trying a workers’ comp case.  The insurance company and employer were hoping to stop my client’s weekly TTD–temporary total disability– checks, on the basis that he either had returned to work or should...

Representing Oneself in NC Workers’ Compensation cases

An injured worker is entitled to represent himself in court or in a workers’ comp claim in North Carolina.  Is it a good idea?  I don’t think so.  A workers’ compensation case can be quite complex, with complicated legal and medical...