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  • NC Court of Appeals Decision (Published) | Cromartie v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc

    Posted on August 2, 2022 by in NC Court of Appeals Decisions, NC Workers' Compensation

    Key Topics: Click on the below links to jump to the Court’s analysis. Definition of Disability Proving Disability Suitable Employment IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF NORTH CAROLINA2022-NCCOA-519No. COA21-236Filed 2 August 2022 North Carolina Industrial Commission, No. 14-023351GERALDINE M. CROMARTIE, Employee, Plaintiff,v.GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY, INC., Employer, LIBERTY MUTUALINSURANCE COMPANY, Carrier, Defendants. Appeal by […]

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  • NC Court of Appeals Decision (Published) | Dominguez v. Francisco Dominguez Masonry, Inc

    Posted on July 7, 2022 by in NC Court of Appeals Decisions, NC Workers' Compensation

    Key Topics: Click on the below links to jump to the Court’s analysis. Competent Evidence Standard Plain Language Interpretation Liberal Construction To Avoid Denying Benefits Summary: Generally, an injured workers’ right to medical compensation terminates two years after the employer’s last payment of medical or indemnity compensation. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-25.1. In this case, […]

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  • NC Court of Appeals Decision (Published) | Duke v. Xylem, Inc

    Posted on July 5, 2022 by in NC Court of Appeals Decisions, NC Workers' Compensation

    Key Topics: Click on the below links to jump to the Court’s analysis. Subject Matter Jurisdiction Last Act Test Jurisdictional Facts Summary: When a worker is injured outside of North Carolina, that worker may be entitled to North Carolina workers’ compensation benefits if: (1) the employment contract was entered into in North Carolina; (2) the […]

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    NC Workers’ Comp Death Claims and Benefits

    Posted on July 1, 2022 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    There are few tragedies more profound than the loss of a loved one.  Such a loss is, of course, a terrible event for any family member to endure, no matter the circumstances.  Unfortunately, some do lose loved ones in North Carolina to on-the-job accidents and from work-related illnesses or diseases.  In addition to the emotional […]

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  • NC Court of Appeals Decision (Unpublished) | Stewart v. Goulston Technologies, Inc.

    Posted on June 21, 2022 by in NC Court of Appeals Decisions, NC Workers' Compensation

    Key Topics: Click on the below links to jump to the Court’s analysis. Competent Evidence Standard Arising Out of Employment Unexplained Falls Idiopathic Condition Summary: Mr. Stewart was working for Goulston Technologies Inc when, after mixing batches of odorous chemicals in a warm environment, he began to feel sick. As a result, he went to […]

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  • NC Court of Appeals Decision (Unpublished) | Rainey v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

    Posted on June 7, 2022 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    Key Topics: Click on the below links to jump to the Court’s analysis. Competent Evidence Standard Weight and Credibility of Testimony On Appeal Liberal Construction To Avoid Denying Benefits What Constitutes the “Hand” For Rating Purposes Summary: Mr. Rainey, a 41-year employee of Goodyear Tire, suffered injuries to his right hand while working. Defendants denied […]

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  • City of Charlotte, NC

    Posted on November 4, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      Charlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Located in the Piedmont region, it is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. The population was 874,579 as of the 2020 census, making it the 16th-most populous city in the U.S. and the second-largest in the Southeast behind Jacksonville, Florida. The city is the cultural, economic, and transportation center of the Charlotte metropolitan area, whose population ranks 23rd in the […]

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  • City of Raleigh, NC

    Posted on November 4, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. It is the second-most populous city in North Carolina, the 41st-most populous city in the U.S., and the largest city of the Research Triangle metro area. Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the […]

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  • City of Winston-Salem, NC

    Posted on November 4, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States.  In 2020, the population was 249,545 making it the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region, the fifth most populous city in North Carolina, the third largest urban area in North Carolina, and the 89th most populous city in the United States.  With a metropolitan population of 679,948 it is the fourth largest […]

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  • NC Industrial Commission – COVID-19 NC Workers’ Compensation Claims

    Posted on November 3, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      The NC Industrial Commission notes the following on its website, with regard to Covid-19-related claims: The Industrial Commission has received inquiries regarding the potential coverage of COVID-19 infections under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act (“NCWCA”). All workers’ compensation claims are decided by applying the facts of the particular case to North Carolina law. The […]

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