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Charlotte North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Cases

William Acton Receives Specialization Certification in Workers Compensation

A number of workers’ comp lawyers have joined the ranks of specialists, breathing new life into the 13-year-old State Bar program. The Bar certified 68 new specialists. That included 44 attorneys who sat for the workers’ comp exam, the newest specialty area. About three percent of North Carolina’s licensed attorneys now have certification status.

Trucker’s Eye Injured On Loading Dock – Loss of Use

A 59-year-old male truck driver was struck in the eye by a dock board pin while on a loading dock. He is permanently disabled due to his injury. Total loss of use of right eye.

Worker Gets Disease Benefits for Warehouse Dust, Grime

A warehouse worker whose asthma symptoms became disabling after years of breathing heavy dust could recover occupational disease benefits, the Industrial Commission has ruled. The holding in Smith v. Eckerds Distribution Center (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. 1-08-1738, 8 pages) is the latest to affirm occupational disease compensation — even though the diagnosis rests in part on the temporal link between the worker’s job and symptoms.

Trucker’s Eye Injured On Loading Dock – Loss Of Use

A 59-year-old male truck driver was struck in the eye by a dock board pin while on a loading dock. He is permanently disabled due to his injury.