In Cole v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Joel Cole. Mr. Cole suffered severe injuries to his back in the course of his employment with the Defendant, and filed a Workers’ Compensation claim over that injury. Medical experts disagreed as to whether Mr. Cole’s
On March 14, the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization presented Hank Patterson with the 2014 Sarah H. Davis Excellence Award. Hank has been a board certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law since 2000, when he served on the committee that established the specialization. The Sarah H. Davis Excellence Award is given annually
On October 7, Hank Patterson received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group. Hank received the award at the organization’s annual convention in West Palm Beach, Florida, in recognition of his more than 35 years of tireless advocacy for workers’ rights and workplace safety. Hank has long been active
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in favor of one of the firm’s clients in an appeal brought by the defendants. In Rawls v. Yellow Roadway Corporation, the Full Commission awarded Veran Rawls ongoing total disability compensation since his 2005 truck accident. Defendants argued that the Full Commission had erred in several findings of fact,
Hank Patterson and Narendra Ghosh will present a paper they co-wrote at the upcoming 18th Annual Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp CLE, which is put on by the NCAJ and will be held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill on Friday December 2, 2011. Their paper is entitled “Future Medical Treatment: Substance and Procedure
In Rawls v. Yellow Transportation, the Industrial Commission concluded that plaintiff Veran Rawls suffered a compensable injury by accident in 2005 and has been totally disabled since that time. Defendants appealed. Hank Patterson and Narendra Ghosh, representing Mr. Rawls, filed this brief in the Court of Appeals. Summary of the brief:
At a recent CLE addressing changes to North Carolina Workers’ Compensation law put on by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Hank Patterson presented his paper entitled “Changes to G.S. §97-29: Limitations on Total Disability Benefits – Cap and Credit”. In the paper Hank summarizes and discusses the amendments to N.C. G.S. §97-29 in House Bill 709,
On Friday, Hank Patterson spoke at the 16th Annual Workers’ Comp Roundtable, a CLE put on by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Hank was part of a panel addressing the proper language for Social Security offset language.