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Transfer of Catastrophic Claim Proves Importance of Filing in Multiple Jurisdictions

By Emily Brill (Reporter)

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 505 | 0 | 0 min read

A trucker who has had almost 400 surgeries since he was pinned between his delivery truck and a parked car in 2002 will see the rest of his workers’ compensation claim play out in North Carolina, his home state, rather than Tennessee, where his employer filed the claim without his knowledge — if an appellate court ruling handed down Tuesday becomes final. The appellate court determined that North Carolina has jurisdiction over Harrison Hall’s workers’ compensation claim even though he filed for benefits there more than two years after his injury. The court decided...

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