Category Archives: Case Law Updates

Principal shot on way to work suffered a compensable injury

Tweet On April 9, 2009, James Hunt, a principal at Fairmount Middle School in Lumberton, was shot on his way to work. Earlier this month, the Court of Appeals affirmed a decision determining that Mr. Hunt suffered an injury that arose out of and was within the scope of his employment. (A full copy of…

Does your Workers Comp Settlement require that you give up your job?

Tweet In North Carolina, if you have requested a hearing before one of the Deputy Secretary’s at the Industrial Commission, then you are required to attend mediation prior to the hearing. Insurance companies will sometimes ask you to accept an offer that will not only pay you a lump sum settlement, but will also require…

Category Archives: Case Law Updates

Principal shot on way to work suffered a compensable injury

Tweet On April 9, 2009, James Hunt, a principal at Fairmount Middle School in Lumberton, was shot on his way to work. Earlier this month, the Court of Appeals affirmed a decision determining that Mr. Hunt suffered an injury that arose out of and was within the scope of his employment. (A full copy of…

Does your Workers Comp Settlement require that you give up your job?

Tweet In North Carolina, if you have requested a hearing before one of the Deputy Secretary’s at the Industrial Commission, then you are required to attend mediation prior to the hearing. Insurance companies will sometimes ask you to accept an offer that will not only pay you a lump sum settlement, but will also require…