North Carolina Workers' Compensation Bill Threatens Injured Workers

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The NCAJ expects N.C. Representative Dale Folwell to file a bill to vastly reduce the rights of injured workers in North Carolina sometime prior to March 24. While the exact substance of the proposed legislation is uncertain, the intent of this bill is clear: to pander to the special interests of the N.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Insurance Industry, and large corporations. The legislators proposing this bill will do so at the expense of individuals who suffered legitimate, disabling injuries in North Carolina in their employment. The victim of this law will be you!

It is expected that Representative Folwell and his colleagues will propose legislation that will completely overhaul the in North Carolina.

This is a shameless attempt to quickly push through a bill (largely without the public's knowledge), and completely change the law to the detriment of disabled workers for the benefit of special interest groups.

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Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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