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Court of Appeals sides with Patterson Harkavy in Workers’ Compensation dispute

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’… Read More
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Hank Patterson receives the 2014 Sarah H. Davis Excellence Award

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Hank Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from WILG

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 mo… Read More
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Rawls Prevails in Court of Appeals in Workers' Compensation Case

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… Read More
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Hank and Narendra to Present Paper at Workers' Comp CLE

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. T… Read More
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Brief Filed for Rawls in Workers' Compensation Appeal

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,… Read More
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Hank Presents Paper on 2011 Changes to Workers' Comp Law

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… Read More
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Hank Speaks at Workers' Compensation Roundtable

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Hank Attends Congressional Hearing on Workers’ Compensation

Last month, Hank Patterson attended a Congressional hearing held by the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee, which examined state workers’ compensations systems. The participants at the hearing discussed th… Read More
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NC Legislature Amends Guaranty Bill to Protect Workers' Compensation Settlements

Last year, the State expanded the coverage of the North Carolina Guaranty Association to include structured settlement annuitities for North Carolina residents. This is especially important for people who receive annuities as part of a workers’… Read More
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