Suitable employment is an issue frequently litigated in workers’ compensation claims in North Carolina. Typically, a job is offered and the claimant refuses the job on the basis that it is allegedly unsuitable. For decades, this issue has troubled employers because claimants could, with seeming impunity, refuse legitimate work and
Articles Discussing North Carolina Workers' Compensation Claims.
Using GPS tracking information, cell phone call data, and other evidence to show that a man killed in an accident while driving home from work in a company truck wasn’t within the “course and scope” of the employment when he was killed, Goldberg Segalla partner Gregory S. Horner successfully defended the man’s employer against a death claim brought by his widow.
Leann Gerlach, a North Carolina partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Workers’ Compensation Group, discusses North Carolina’s response to the opioid epidemic. Leann describes how the opioid epidemic has impacted the workers’ compensation system. She highlights the most significant aspects of North Carolina’s Opioid Task Force’s utilization rules which seek to reduce
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled, in an unpublished opinion, that an employee may meet the burden of proving disability simply by staying “employed” with the employer of injury.