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Teague Campbell: Change to Framework in Supreme Court's Landmark Wilkes Decision 06/22/2017
By: Teague Campbell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 735 | 0
In addition to creating a medical presumption for accepted claims, the North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision in Wilkes v. City of Greenville has significantly altered the lan...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: Attendant Care Updates 03/02/2017
By: Teague Campbell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 586 | 0
Thompson v. International Paper Co. On Feb. 23, 2012, Darrell Thompson was involved in an at-work accident and suffered severe burns that covered more than 23% of his body, mostly to his left shoulder and arm. Following the injury, Thompson underwent three major...Read More
 
 
The Debate of Mental-Mental and PTSD 01/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 1280 | 0
There is a debate raging across America related to mental health. There are those who see disparity and injustice in the treatment of psychological illness in workers' compensation. It appears that state's treatment of mental illness falls into some reasonably defined categories. ...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: The Last Medical Payment Is the Last Medical Payment 12/20/2016
State: NC | Segment: Top | 778 | 0
Kelly Lewis worked as a bus operator for Transit Management of Charlotte (“Charlotte Transit”). He suffered an admittedly compensable back injury on June 15, 2009, when the bus he was driving was rear-ended. A Form 25R was completed wherein Lewis was assigned a 0% permanent ...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: Retaining an Independent Medical Expert 09/22/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 547 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gurney Harris suffered two separate alleged at-work back injuries while working for different employers, Southern Commercial Glass Inc. (“Glass”) and Southeastern Installation Inc. (“Southeastern”).  The first back injury occurred on July 13, 2010, w...Read More
 
 
Tchoukadarian: LC §132 Claims and Lost Wages 06/20/2016
State: CA | Segment: Top | 606 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 1 min read
In the case of Victoria Lacheta v. Olympic Security Services (2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 324), applicant prevailed in her wrongful termination claim against her employer. However, she failed to sustain her burden of entitlement to lost wages six years after the initial findings and awar...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: Two-Year Limit on Occupational Disease Claims 05/26/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 293 | 0
Ervin Rainey worked as an automotive mechanic assistant for the City of Charlotte, N.C., where he had worked for 18 years. This job required frequent, strenuous use of both his arms and shoulders.  On May 9, 2000, Rainey’s doctor advised him that he had severe osteoarthrit...Read More
 
 
Teague Campbell: A Reminder About Attorneys' Fees 05/11/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 250 | 0
Allan Campbell suffered two workplace injuries on December 2011 and July 2012 while working for Garda USA Inc. in North Carolina. The first was a left ankle injury and was paid on a medical-only basis pursuant to a Form 63. The second was a low back injury that was fully denied.&nb...Read More
 
 

Thompson: Where New Smart Money Should Invest 05/04/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 331 | 0
The force of transformation in our technological age is undeniable, unpredictable, rapid and without controls to slow or stop. No one industry can freeze a convenient moment in time while its commodity has high value safe from competitive disruption and in perfect alignment with technology. ...Read More
 
 

Thompson: Make Workers' Comp Ignorance Your Advantage 04/19/2016
State: NA | Segment: Top | 270 | 0
Employers, you may be missing opportunities to disrupt and re-focus wayward workers’ comp claims. You can end the usual reality of waiting for an adjuster to set a claim’s pace or strategy. ...Read More
 
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