Conference on North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Slated for Next Week

October 7, 2010, by Michael A. DeMayo

The North Carolina Industrial Commission is sponsoring the 15th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference next week from October 13 through 15. The event – which will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center – aims to educate people involved in all different aspects of the state’s workers’ comp system about:

• Policies
• Forms
• Procedures
• Rules

The conference also aims to allow diverse participants to discuss key issues about the system. The NCIC website says that the following participants may gain useful info from this conference:

• Employers
• HR managers
• Attorneys
• Medical providers
• Mediators
• Rehab providers
• Paralegals
• Self-insurers
• Administrators
• Claims adjusters
• Safety managers

Both the Raleigh Marriott City Center and Sheraton Raleigh hotels offer discount conference rates just half a block away from the Raleigh Convention Center (where the conference will be held). According to the NCIC website, the following people will be speaking at the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference:

October 13:

• Pamela Young, the Chair of the NCIC
• Martha Dealy, the President of Kids’ Chance of North Carolina
• Denise Thomas, Consultant
• Kirk Leggott, the NCIC’s Chief Information Officer
• Adolfo Arsuaga, a speaker on Multicultural Issues
• Tracey Weaver, David Gantt, and Henry Byrum, who will talk about Professional Ethics

October 14 (Thursday) two breakout sessions will occur in the morning – one on Rehab Dilemmas and one on “The Workers’ Knee – A Medical Assessment”

In the afternoon, two other breakout sessions will occur: one on “Hot Topics in Claims Administration” and one on “I Know I Can Do It, I Just Don’t Remember How!” held by the NCIC Deputy Commissioners.

October 15 (Friday) you will get to hear more speakers, including:

• Pamela Young, the NCIC Chair
• Wanda Taylor, Keischa Lovelace, and John Schafer, who will talk about Industrial Commission Rule Changes
• Dr. T. Kern Carlton III will talk about Controversies in Chronic Pain
• Johnny Lee will talk about Workplace Violence
• Maggie Bennington and Bruce Hamilton will talk about Case Law Updates

If you or someone you care about has gotten injured or sick at work – and your employer, or relevant insurance company, or another party has not treated you fairly, it may behoove you to discuss what steps to take with a qualified North Carolina workers’ compensation law firm.

More Web Resources

more about the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

North Carolina Industrial Commission