Teague Campbell included in the 2020 Best Law Firms List Released by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP is proud to announce that the firm has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in their 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings. U.S. News reports that, “firms included in the 2020 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings…

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New Opinion in Personal Vs. Business Travel

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently issued an unpublished decision in the case of Bache v. TIC-Gulf Coast. The opinion highlights issues relevant to personal travel versus business travel. Plaintiff was hired as a heavy equipment operator by Defendant, an industrial construction company. He relocated from Florida to Wayne County, North Carolina for the…

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Occupational Diseases: An Overview

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There are two categories of workers’ compensation claims: injury by accident and occupational disease claims.  Occupational diseases are contracted over time based on the nature of the employee’s job.  Some of the most common examples are hearing loss, respiratory diseases from alleged exposure to harmful chemicals or dust, and carpal tunnel syndrome. North Carolina has…

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Implications of Recent Case Law on the Exclusive Remedy Doctrine

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently released two decisions that impact the state’s exclusive remedy doctrine. Under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-10.1, the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act provides an exclusive remedy for unintentional work-related injuries. This provision affords North Carolina employers “limited” liability and allows employers to more accurately calculate their exposures, unlike…

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