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McGee Named Vice Chair of North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Workers’ Compensation Practice Group

Charles McGee was recently named Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys. The Workers’ Compensation Practice Group provides professional development and practice growth and advancement opportunities for its members and assists the Association of Defense Attorneys in providing educational opportunities, networking, and information sharing for civil …

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Client Prevails In Medical Treatment Dispute

Charles McGee was recently successful in assisting a client in obtaining an Opinion and Award from the Industrial Commission requiring compliance with authorized medical treatment. While receiving ongoing workers’ compensation benefits, the claimant was referred to but refused a multidisciplinary functional restoration program focused on treatment of patients suffering from chronic pain. Charles presented lay …

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COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation

We are here to help.  This is an unnerving and very trying time.  With this horrendous virus and its global impact, there may concerns, questions and stressors.  Business owners, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators need assistance and counsel to navigate the issues created by this unprecedented pandemic.  Steven and Charles will work with you to …

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Mediation via Zoom – COVID-19 will not deter mediation!

Steve Sizemore is conducting mediation via Zoom. This offering allows the parties to conduct mediation using both video and audio so effective negotiations can take place. Steve will set up the conference site and provide the parties necessary access information for log-in. Each participant can appear from wherever they wish in order to abide by …

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Sizemore elected Chair of Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College Foundation Board

Steven Sizemore was elected to serve as the Chair of the Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College Foundation Board. His term began in January 2020. The Foundation supports AB Tech. in all of its programs and activities to ensure that quality educational opportunities are available to its students, faculty and staff. To support the students, faculty …

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McGee Elected to Workers’ Compensation Section Council

Charles McGee was recently nominated and elected to serve on the Council for the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.   The Workers’ Compensation Section represents the interests of both plaintiff and defense attorneys in North Carolina, and appoints a representative to meet periodically with the Industrial Commission to review issues of …

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Appellate Court Success

Charles McGee was recently successful in defending a client through the appeals process.  The client, an uninsured motorist insurance carrier, prevailed at the trial court level when summary judgement was granted in its favor.  The plaintiff appealed, and on appeal Charles argued case and statutory law supported the trial court’s decision that the plaintiff’s uninsured …

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Client Prevails In Occupational Disease Defense

Charles McGee was recently successful in defending a client from a claim for workers’ compensation benefits from an alleged occupational disease. The claimant sought benefits for an alleged foot condition she claimed to have developed as a result of the standing and walking requirements of her job. Charles presented lay and expert testimony indicating the …

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