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H 0026 - Workers' Comp/Approval of Disputed Legal Fees

Tracking Level: Enacted
Sponsor: Samuel Watford
Last Action: 7/20/2017 - Ch. SL 2017-124
House Committee: Judy I
Senate Committee: RulesOS
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

In response to the N.C. Supreme Court decision in Wilkes v. City of Greenville, ensures that an Industrial Commission worker’s compensation award does not create a presumption that future medical conditions of an employee are causally related to the compensable injury. Allows those employees to request a hearing before the Commission to prove that their medical condition is causally related to the compensable injury.

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