Maximizing Post-Injury Earning Capacity

Heather Baker

Getting an injured worker back to work is often the ultimate goal when mitigating exposure. When considering how to best maximize an injured worker’s post-injury earning capacity, employers and adjusters should attempt to collect information regarding an injured worker’s potential pre-existing limitations, vocational skills, education, and experience as early as possible. This could be done…

NC Industrial Commission Update

Heather Baker

Former state representative Ken Goodman has been confirmed as a Commissioner at the Industrial Commission by unanimous vote in the House and Senate of the General Assembly on April 18, 2019. He previously served as a Democratic member of the General Assembly representing the 66th district in Montgomery, Richmond, and Stanly Counties. James Gillen has…

Case Law Update: Attendant Care

Heather Baker

Thompson v. International Paper Co. On February 23, 2012, Darrell Thompson was involved in an at-work accident and suffered severe burns that covered more than 23% of his body, mostly to his left shoulder and arm.  Following the injury, Mr. Thompson underwent three major skin graft surgeries and received treatment from several providers at the…