Johnson & Groninger partner Valerie Johnson organized a roundtable discussion of issues regarding North Carolina Workers’ Compensation on April 12, 2013. The 18th Annual Workers’ Comp Roundtable was held in Raleigh at the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) headquarters on April 12 and was co-led by attorney J. Griffin Morgan of Elliot, Pishko, Morgan, P.A., in Winston-Salem.
Approximately 60 attorneys gathered to learn from the experiences of other attorneys, as well as providers of social services and medical professionals.
In addition to exploring new changes to workers’ compensation rules, much of the focus of the roundtable was on how to better assist struggling clients.
Expert lawyers on hand discussed dealing with medical professionals, when to file for a client’s Social Security disability benefits, how to best assist physically disabled clients, and aid for those clients dealing with bankruptcy, unemployment or foreclosure. Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Takeisha Redd discussed the wide array of challenges facing impoverished clients, such as paying for utilities and obtaining medical care.
“The participation of so many knowledgeable speakers truly made this event a great success,” Johnson said.