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Category Archives: NC Workers’ Compensation

Discussion and Commentary on North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law

  • Coronavirus Pandemic: Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Remotely

    Posted on March 31, 2020 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    During these unprecedented times, we recognize that individuals across the communities we serve are dealing with many difficult situations. If you need assistance with your North Carolina workers’ compensation claim, we are here to help. The Bowman Law PLLC team remains fully operational. Our team regularly represents North Carolina workers’ compensation claimants who reside in […]

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  • What does Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) mean?

    Posted on January 19, 2020 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    In the context of a workers’ compensation claim, Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) means that your condition is stable and cannot be further improved with additional medical treatment. It does not, necessarily, mean that you have recovered. Can I still get medical treatment after I reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)? Despite being at maximum medical improvement, […]

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  • How Do I Know If I Am Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

    Posted on January 18, 2020 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      If you have been injured in a work-related accident or have an occupational disease, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The Workers’ Comp Act in North Carolina was passed by the North Carolina Legislature in order to compensate employees who have been hurt at work. It is designed so that if you […]

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  • Am I Eligible for Workers’ Comp Benefits in North Carolina?

    Posted on May 2, 2019 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    If you are injured on the job, you no doubt have many questions about workers’ compensation. Your first question might be “What is workers’ compensation, exactly?” followed by “Do I qualify for workers’ comp?” The answer to these questions will vary from state to state, but here is some general information about North Carolina. Keep […]

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  • I Received a Form 18 and Form 19 in the Mail. What Do I Do?

    Posted on April 17, 2019 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    If you have been injured on the job, you may have received a Form 18 and Form 19 in the mail. Understandably, you may wonder what these forms are and how they impact your workers’ compensation claim. All injured workers–with a few exceptions–must complete a Form 18B Claim by Employee, Representative, or Dependent for Benefits […]

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  • Are My North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

    Posted on October 9, 2018 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      When you have been awarded workers’ compensation benefits for a “compensable” work injury, you may want to know how much of this exceedingly necessary compensation will be taxed. In general, workers’ compensation benefits are limited in nature, and are at least somewhat lower than your regular, pre-injury earnings would be (the North Carolina Workers’ […]

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  • Can I Be Fired for Filing a North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claim?

    Posted on September 21, 2018 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    You Are Legally Protected (with a Few Exceptions) If you have been injured at work, you may wonder whether filing a workers’ compensation claim will jeopardize your job. Most people are rightfully concerned about job security. Even though you deserve compensation for your on-the-job-injury, you may be understandably wary of filing a claim if such […]

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  • Avoid These Common Mistakes To Protect Your Right to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

    Posted on September 12, 2018 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    On the job injuries can often result in mental, physical, and financial stress. North Carolina workers’ compensation benefits are designed to assist you in this difficult time, but may not make you whole, and to top it off, the process to obtain those benefits can be complex. If you are concerned about managing your workers’ […]

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    Nuances of Injury by Accident Requirement: Barnette v. Lowe’s Homes Center, Inc.

    Posted on June 20, 2016 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision by the North Carolina Industrial Commission (“IC”), in which the IC found that an employee’s injury was not compensable because it did not result “from a fortuitous event, an interruption of his work routine, or an unusual task.” The Court of Appeals reversed the decision, […]

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