Category Archives: In the News

Enforcing the Workers’ Compensation laws in North Carolina

Tweet The following is a guest blog post written by a colleague and good friend of mine, Kevin Bunn.  Kevin is also an exceptional North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer. I read Harry Payne’s editorial in last week’s Raleigh News and Observer and was struck by the lack of progress on enforcing North Carolina’s mandatory workers’…

Infant Tylenol allegedly kills 3 month old

Tweet As an expectant father for the second time (as of writing this post, my wife is just over 38 weeks pregnant with our second child), my wife and I are increasingly sensitive to the risks associated with over the counter medication for our children, especially a newborn. According to the Chicago Tribune, we are…

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…

Talking on your Cell Phone while driving forbidden in Chapel Hill

Tweet Those of you who frequently talk on your cell phone while driving take note – this practice will become illegal in Chapel Hill on June 1. Yesterday, Chapel Hill, North Carolina became the first town in the nation to outlaw talking on a cell phone, whether hands free or not, while driving. Of course,…

Workers’ Comp and the Obesity problem

Tweet I was reading an article this morning on how the Obesity problem in America “weighs” on the Workers’ Comp system. It is not surprising that obese clients will take longer to heal after a work related injury, and there may be an increase in the cost to treat this worker in the workers’ comp…

Cell phones banned while driving in Chapel Hill?

Tweet   I previously blogged about the perils of texting while driving, and it appears that there is now a movement for a total ban on cell phone use while driving that is receiving increased public support in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Apparently, the Chapel Hill town council is set to vote on this measure,…

Exposed – How Art Pope’s Money could influence Workers’ Comp Benefits

Tweet Next year is going to be an important year for politics in North Carolina and across the country.  Workers’ Comp laws throughout the nation, including in North Carolina, are under attack.  In order to preserve a system that is fair to both workers and employers alike, we must support candidates for our legislature that…

What can happen if insurance companies have their way…

Tweet Here is a brief example of what will happen in North Carolina if insurance companies are successful in continuing to “reform” Workers’ Compensation laws in North Carolina.

Hot Coffee: An HBO Documentary

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New Workers’ Compensation Bill signed into law in North Carolina

Tweet Earlier this week, North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue signed a new Workers’ Compensation bill into law that will make several major changes to the current law.  This bill, entitled the “Protecting and Putting North Carolina Back to Work Act” contains number of changes to the existing Workers’ Compensation law that injured workers must be…

Workers Comp Reform: An Open Letter to NC Taxpayers

Tweet A Workers Comp reform bill is set to be filed in the NC General Assembly within the next several weeks.  This bill is bad for everyone but the insurance companies and self-insured businesses (think Wal-Mart) that a lobbying for it.  Don’t let this bill go through without speaking out against it!  Here is an…

Category Archives: In the News

Enforcing the Workers’ Compensation laws in North Carolina

Tweet The following is a guest blog post written by a colleague and good friend of mine, Kevin Bunn.  Kevin is also an exceptional North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer. I read Harry Payne’s editorial in last week’s Raleigh News and Observer and was struck by the lack of progress on enforcing North Carolina’s mandatory workers’…

Infant Tylenol allegedly kills 3 month old

Tweet As an expectant father for the second time (as of writing this post, my wife is just over 38 weeks pregnant with our second child), my wife and I are increasingly sensitive to the risks associated with over the counter medication for our children, especially a newborn. According to the Chicago Tribune, we are…

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…

Talking on your Cell Phone while driving forbidden in Chapel Hill

Tweet Those of you who frequently talk on your cell phone while driving take note – this practice will become illegal in Chapel Hill on June 1. Yesterday, Chapel Hill, North Carolina became the first town in the nation to outlaw talking on a cell phone, whether hands free or not, while driving. Of course,…

Workers’ Comp and the Obesity problem

Tweet I was reading an article this morning on how the Obesity problem in America “weighs” on the Workers’ Comp system. It is not surprising that obese clients will take longer to heal after a work related injury, and there may be an increase in the cost to treat this worker in the workers’ comp…

Cell phones banned while driving in Chapel Hill?

Tweet   I previously blogged about the perils of texting while driving, and it appears that there is now a movement for a total ban on cell phone use while driving that is receiving increased public support in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Apparently, the Chapel Hill town council is set to vote on this measure,…

Exposed – How Art Pope’s Money could influence Workers’ Comp Benefits

Tweet Next year is going to be an important year for politics in North Carolina and across the country.  Workers’ Comp laws throughout the nation, including in North Carolina, are under attack.  In order to preserve a system that is fair to both workers and employers alike, we must support candidates for our legislature that…

What can happen if insurance companies have their way…

Tweet Here is a brief example of what will happen in North Carolina if insurance companies are successful in continuing to “reform” Workers’ Compensation laws in North Carolina.

Hot Coffee: An HBO Documentary

Tweet

New Workers’ Compensation Bill signed into law in North Carolina

Tweet Earlier this week, North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue signed a new Workers’ Compensation bill into law that will make several major changes to the current law.  This bill, entitled the “Protecting and Putting North Carolina Back to Work Act” contains number of changes to the existing Workers’ Compensation law that injured workers must be…

Workers Comp Reform: An Open Letter to NC Taxpayers

Tweet A Workers Comp reform bill is set to be filed in the NC General Assembly within the next several weeks.  This bill is bad for everyone but the insurance companies and self-insured businesses (think Wal-Mart) that a lobbying for it.  Don’t let this bill go through without speaking out against it!  Here is an…