Workers’ compensation; whether N.C. Nat’l Guard member was an employee pursuant to G.S. 97-2(2) when she sustained her injuries. The Court of Appeals held that the claimant was not an employee, as the term is defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. 97-2(2). The claimant was determined not to be on “State active duty” at the time of her injury. Therefore her claim for benefits was denied. Please click here for more information.
Time limitations for filing workers compensation claims. The issue was whether claimaint’s right to seek treatment for her neck injuries was time barred since he had sought treatment for his low back and not his neck. The Court of Appeals decided that there was no authority offered for the proposition that previous compensation, as defined in N.C. Gen. Stat 97-24(a)(ii), must be confined solely to one particular area of a larger injury. Please click here for more information.