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Bobby Bollinger’s Legal Guides

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  • Mediation in North Carolina Workers' Compensation Claims

    In workers compensation cases inNorth Carolina, after a hearing has been requestedthe Industrial Commission automatically orders the parties to hold a mediated settlement conference.If the parties agree that mediation will be a waste of everyones time, the Industrial Commission w...

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  • Seven Things Everyone Should Know About Workers' Compensation Cases in North Carolina

    Here are seven important things that everyone in North Carolina should know about workers' compensation law, procedure and benefits. This was written by Bobby L. Bollinger, Jr., a lawyer who is certified as a Specialist in North Carolina Workers' Compensation Law.

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  • NC has New Changes to Our Workers' Compensation Act !

    The Committee Substitute version of House Bill 709 passed both the State House and the State Senate. Governor Perdue signed it into law on June 24, 2011. The various stakeholders and interested parties met in mid-June for many hours to work out a compromise bill that all the part...

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  • Denied NC Work Comp Claim? Here Is What You Should Do:

    If your NC Workers' Compensation Claim is denied, you do not have a lot of options. The insurance company that denied the claim is unlikely to change its position. Your only real hope is to find a good lawyer to represent you and fight the denial. Avoid giving the insuance adj...

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  • Against the NC Workers' Comp Benefit Reduction Act?

    The NC General Assembly is getting ready to consider a Bill to reduce the benefits available to injured and disabled workers in NC. The Bill will shift the costs of the most seriously injured workers to the taxpayers and the health insurance companies. It will do other things, ...

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  • NC Senate: You Can No Longer Sue For Emergency Room Malpractice

    On March 2, 2011 the NC Senate passed a Medical Negligence reform bill by a vote of 36-13. (NC Senate Bill 33) The bill now moves to the House where the new Republican majority is four votes short of a veto-proof margin. This bill means that there can be no actionable medic...

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  • Workers' Compensation Reform in NC Will Greatly Reduce Benefits and Shift Costs to Taxpayers

    The NC General Assembly, which is now controlled by the Republicans for the first time in more than 100 years, is preparing to reduce the compensation payable to disabled workers in NC.These Republicans are giving in to pressure from the insurance industry and the NC Chamber of C...

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  • When Are Back and Neck Injuries Covered in North Carolina?

    The short answer is this: Most of the time, injuries to the back or neck can be covered under NC Workers' Compensation law. Many workers in NC endure injured backs and necks that they suffered at work. In NC, the back and the neck are referred to as the "spine" in the worker...

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  • North Carolina Workers' Compensation---Attendant Care Issues for Catastrophic Injuries

    Unfortunately, some workers' compensation injuries can result in more than disability from work. Certain injuries, such as traumatic head injuries and serious spinal cord injuries, can result in the injured worker not being able to take care of himself at home. If you have rece...

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  • Negative Tax Consequences of Confidentiality Provisions in Injury Settlements

    UNEXPECTED INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES IN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS By Bobby L. Bollinger, Jr. Bollinger Law Firm, PC, Charlotte, NC Board Certified Specialist In NC Workers' Compensation Law A frequent feature of workers' compensation and personal injury settlements is a confidentialit...

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