A new bill (SB 648) was introduced and discussed this week in the State Senate Judiciary 1 Committee that would give corporations complete immunity when their products hurt or kill North Carolinians. It would be the most radical measure of its kind in the country. SB 648 may move very quickly so please call or email your Senator today and tell […]
North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) is an organization of attorneys advocating for people and their rights. At its annual convention in June 2012, Valerie Johnson was named the Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Committee. The Workers’ Compensation Committee focuses on the betterment of the law for injured workers and advocacy in the state […]
Valerie has accepted the position of secretary-treasurer of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice’s Workers’ Compensation Section. The Workers’ Comp Section is focused on the rights of injured workers in North Carolina and seeks to educate and assist attorneys in their practices.
The text of the NCAJ’s post is reproduced below: RALEIGH, N.C. (May 26 , 2011) – An agreement has been reached on specific adjustments to HB 709, commonly referred to as the Workers’ Compensation Reform Bill. Parties including politicians, the NC Chamber of Commerce, the NC Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Republican Attorneys Association, […]
On Friday, Valerie Johnson spoke at the 16th Annual Workers’ Comp Roundtable, a CLE put on by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Valerie spoke on how to protect a client’s future health insurance benefits in a workers’ compensation case, including benefits under the State Health Plan.
Valerie Johnson spoke today at the NC Advocates for Justice CLE on “Navigating Claims Through the Industrial Commission.” Valerie’s presentation was entitled “In Contempt? — Contempt Proceedings at the Industrial Commission.” She covered the current state of the law regarding contempt and other means by which parties are forced to comply with the orders and rulings of […]
Valerie Johnson is speaking at tomorrow’s NCAJ 2009 Workplace Torts and Workers’ Compensation CLE, to be held in Chapel Hill. Valerie’s presentation topic and paper are entitled State Employee Benefits and Workers’ Comp: 2009 Update. One of the significant changes to be discussed is that Corvel Corporation is now the administrator of workers’ comp benefits on behalf […]
At the North Carolina Advocates for Justice CLE, Workers’ Compensation: Maximizing Your Case, Valerie spoke on the topic of representing state employees. She presented a paper entitled “How to Manage a State Employee’s Workers’ Compensation Case.” Summary: North Carolina state employees have benefits available to them when they are entitled to workers’ compensation that must […]
At the North Carolina Advocates for Justice CLE, Workers’ Compensation Roundtable, Valerie spoke on the topic of When an Injured Worker Commits Suicide. She presented a paper, co-authored with Jessica Leaven, entitled “Violent Death at Work.” Summary: Each year thousands of acts of violence occur in the workplace. It can occur at or outside the […]