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Court Distinguishes Carrier's 'Last' Payment From 'Final' Payment of Benefits

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 240 | 0 | 13 min read

The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that a worker was not entitled to further medical benefits more than two years after the last payment of compensation, even though the insurance carrier never provided notice that its last payment was “final.” Case: Dunbar v. Acme Southern Inc., No. COA19-1153, 11/17/2020, published. Facts: Derrick Dunbar worked for Acme Southern Inc. He filed a workers’ compensation claim after suffering an on-the-job injury in 1998. Acme had workers’ compensation coverage with the Hartford Underwriters Insurance Co., which agreed to se...

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