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 that “workers’ compensation systems have undergone numerous changes in the past decade as many states have begun strictly limiting workers’ compensation benefits

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’ compensation or personal injury settlement.  Coverage here.  One part of the new law’s language was less than clear, which

Hank Speaks on Workers’ Compensation at Iowa Conference

Hank Patterson spoke at the Iowa Association of Justice’s 19 Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar last month in Des Moines.  His presentation discussed National Legilsation and Policy Priorities for Workers Compensation, and specifically addressed Medicare reform (see HR 2641 — Medicare Secondary Payer and Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreements Act of 2009), the National Commission on State

Burton, Hank, Mike, and Jonathan Recognized as North Carolina “Super Lawyers”

Four of Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys have been named North Carolina “Super Lawyers” for 2010 in a recent study by Law & Politics magazine.  The findings are published in the February 2010 edition of the North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine. Patterson Harkavy’s 2010 North Carolina “Super Lawyers” are: Burton Craige — Personal Injury: Medical Malpractice Hank

Hank Patterson Recognized as One of the Workers’ Compensation Notable People for 2009

Hank Patterson has been recognized by the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Center as one of its Workers’ Compensation Notable People for 2009: “These exceptional people have worked tirelessly on behalf of their clients and have made significant contributions this past year to the workers’ compensation system and/or the workplace.” “The recipients of the 2009 awards

Hank Organizing and Presenting at Today’s Annual NCAJ Workers’ Compensation CLE

Hank Patterson is one of the co-chairs for today’s NCAJ 16th Annual CLE on Workplace Torts and Workers’ Compensation.  Hank is also speaking and presenting a paper entitled Structured Settlement Annuities and the N.C. Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association. Summary:   From the perspective of the North Carolina Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association,

Hank Speaks at Industrial Commission CLE on Ethics in Workers’ Compensation Cases

At the 14th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Raleigh, which is put on the by the Industrial Commission, Hank spoke on a panel about ethics in workers’ compensation cases.  He presented a paper entitled Ethical Considerations in the Workers’ Compensation Practice, Selected Topics. Summary: The present standards for ethical conduct by lawyers

Hank Honored by North Carolina Industrial Commission

At the 14th Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Raleigh, which is put on the by the Industrial Commission, Hank Patterson was presented with an award in recognition for his years of outstanding service to the workers and the workers’ compensation of system of North Carolina.  Mike Okun was called on to present