Robin Terry

Robin Terry

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP

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NC Court of Appeals Sets New Precedent for Employers

Yesterday, in a precedent setting opinion, Gonzalez v. Tidy Maids, Inc. et al., the North Carolina Court of Appeals held that when an employer has accepted a claim for benefits by filing a Form 63 and fails to contest the...more

3/5/2015 - Appeals Employer Liability Issues Filing Deadlines Tidy Maids Workplace Injury

Checklist of Affirmative Defenses for NC Comp Claims

Although arguably the most important determination an adjuster makes when a claim is filed is whether or not the claim is compensable, before even contemplating that question, the adjuster should consider whether or not the...more

12/23/2014 - Affirmative Defenses Claims Adjusters Workers' Compensation Defense Workplace Injury

Injury By Accident – Workers’ Compensation Claim Basics

Workers’ compensation claims can arise one of two ways: 1) an accident or 2) by occupational disease. This post looks at the three elements a claimant must prove in injury by accident cases....more

12/22/2014 - Latent Occupational Diseases Workplace Injury

Employee or Independent Contractor: That is the Question!

To be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, the injured worker must be an employee. An independent contractor is not entitled to benefits. The fact that an employer may designate a worker as an “independent contractor”...more

12/18/2014 - Employee Definition Independent Contractors Workers Compensation Awards Workplace Injury

Could the Value of Your North Carolina Workers’ Comp Claims Quadruple?

Retroactive Attendant Care Issue before NC Supreme Court - Attendant care benefits for injured workers in North Carolina are in the spotlight with two conflicting cases under appeal before the North Carolina Supreme...more

7/22/2013 - Bodily Injury Workplace Injury

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