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    Question Worker's Comp Support Group

    Is there a support group for people who are going thru worker's compensation in the Raleigh area?

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    Default Re: Worker's Comp Support Group

    Quote Quoting Beth23 View Post
    Is there a support group for people who are going thru worker's compensation in the Raleigh area?
    I would advise against such a group if one does exist, it's not like there's dozens of injured workers having problems with their claim.
    I've learned over the years that such groups are infiltrated with fakers trying to play off legitimate claims or PI's and case managers investigating your claim. (just like in this forum)
    The best support you can get is a good lawyer - never share personal info with anyone other than a professional you can trust.

    Tony
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    Default Re: Worker's Comp Support Group

    I agree with Tony.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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    Default Re: Worker's Comp Support Group

    Another problem with a "support group" setting is that if a person is represented by a lawyer, there is a good chance that one will waive the attorney-client privilege during the group discussion, and then you have a problem with the representation that can only be addressed by your lawyer firing you as a client. As a lawyer, that is what I would do--if my client waived the attorney client privilege in that setting, I think I would have to discharge the client.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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