Entries by WorkersComp

Updates in Light of COVID-19

By Eleasa Allen and Heather Baker This is a post to provide the Section with some updates in light of the changes, postponements, and closures as a result of COVID-19/Coronavirus.  This is an evolving situation that will have varying impacts on each of us.  We encourage everyone to remain flexible.  As additional information is disseminated, […]

Spring Is in the Air!

By Eleasa Harris Allen I am starting to see signs of spring, and it brings a smile to my face. The blooming daffodils, budding trees, and green grass are harbingers of warmer weather and more opportunities to get to leave our desks and enjoy some time outdoors. Before skipping straight into the spring and the […]

Baseball, Beer, and Brats

By Reid McGraw Join your friends of the Workers’ Compensation Section for a baseball blast on April 23, 2020 in Greensboro. Baseball, beer, and brats. Or, barbecue if you prefer a different alliteration. Nothing speaks the rite of passage into spring or summer quite like those delicious items. When combined with the company of good […]

NCIC Quarterly Update

Hello WC Section Members! We hope 2020 is treating you well and you have made it through whatever January challenge you have undertaken (Whole30, Dry January, etc.). The CLE at the Grandover will give you the opportunity to throw all those good intentions by the wayside. We have received the NCIC Quarterly Update and are […]

Upcoming Pro Bono Opportunity

  By Mallory Lidaka and Samantha Aktug Hello Section Members!  We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming NCBA Conference at the Grandover in a couple of weeks! On behalf of the Pro Bono Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section, we are excited to announce that we plan to kick off 2020 with a […]

Upcoming Continuing Legal Education Opportunities

By Eleasa Allen Our section just wrapped up its first CLE of the Bar Year on December 4, 2019.  That CLE program provided an overview of the Workers’ Compensation Act, directed at those attorneys who are new to the practice.  The program covered the fundamentals of working within Chapter 97 and covered numerous topics, including: […]

Happy New (Bar) Year!

By Eleasa Allen July 1 welcomed a new year at the Bar Association.  With this new year, we say “goodbye” and “thank you” to our past council members and leadership.  I am grateful to Immediate Past Chair Holland Ferguson for leadership during the 2018-2019 bar year.  Also, many thanks to the council members who have […]

Industrial Commission Rule Changes Effective Dec. 1, 2018

By Holland Ferguson The North Carolina Industrial Commission enacted rule changes effective Dec. 1, 2018.  The Commission issued a one-page overview of these changes.  In this one-page overview, the Commission highlighted the changes for filing medical motions and the requirement for insurance carriers, third-party administrators, and self-insured employers to have a primary contact person designated for all […]