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...

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 In an unpublished decision, Skoff v. USAirways (COA 13-994), the Court upheld an Industrial Commission decision awarding workers’ comp benefits to a flight attendant who was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...

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

Cauda Equina Syndrome–A Back Injury to be Avoided!

I have handled many cases over the years involving injuries to the lower spine or back.  Fortunately, very few of my clients with lumbar back injuries have developed cauda equina syndrome. What is the cauda equina?   This is a Latin term...

The Value of OSHA Form 300

I am a certified mediator and I recently mediated a workers’ compensation claim for some local lawyers.   The injured worker in the case alleged that she hurt her foot on a piece of equipment at work.  Her supervisor claimed that the woman...