Bill Summary for H 26 (2017-2018)
Jun 13 2017
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AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT AN INJURY NOT IDENTIFIED IN AN AWARD ARISING OUT OF G.S. 97-18(b) OR G.S. 97-18(d) IS NOT PRESUMED CAUSALLY RELATED, AND TO AMEND THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT REGARDING APPROVAL OF DISPUTED LEGAL FEES BY THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION.Intro. by Watford, Zachary.
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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 97-90(f) to provide that the Industrial Commission's duty to give notice to an employee's current and past attorneys of the total amount of an approved fee, when those attorneys dispute the division of the fee, refers to the employee's attorneys of record.