Second Injury Fund in North Carolina Still Active

Second Injury Fund in North Carolina Still Active

In North Carolina, the Industrial Commission disburses moneys from the Second Injury Fund. In order to qualify for compensation for a second injury, the original and the subsequent injury must be at least twenty percent (20%) of the entire body, and, the additional...
Second Injury Fund in North Carolina Still Active

Catastrophic Does not Necessarily Mean Forever

In 2005, the Georgia State Legislature amended O.C.G.A 34-9-200.1 to include section (i). Pursuant to section (i), when a claimant has been deemed catastrophic, either by the employer or the State Board, it is possible to request new determination as to the...
Second Injury Fund in North Carolina Still Active

An IME Physician May Request Patient Undergo More Testing

In Georgia, as long as an employee is receiving compensation benefits, then he shall submit himself to examinations ordered by a qualified physician.  Independent Medical Examinations (IME) are common in workers’ compensation cases.  They give the employer or...
Second Injury Fund in North Carolina Still Active

The Effect Ongoing Medical Payments Have on Medicare Set-Asides

As a general rule federal law requires parties involved in workers’ compensation claim to consider Medicare’s interests in the event of a settlement. 42 CFR 411.46. However there is one major exception to this rule. According to the October 15, 2004,...