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 be properly evaluated in order to provide the most complete remedy. While the major components of state employee benefits and the interaction with workers’ compensation have been exhaustively documented in the attached paper, paper appended to this document, the attorney’s management of the programs and benefits are complex. This paper explores some specific items to analyze and consider in the management of a state employee’s workers’ compensation case and should be read in conjunction with the larger paper.