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NC Supreme Court Sets Direct Connection Test for Workplace Injuries

In most situations, medical treatment for workplace injuries is fairly straightforward. Workers’ compensation statutes require coverage for procedures necessary to treat and correct injuries or illnesses that occurred at the workplace. What happens, however, when the connection between the injury and the requested treatment appears more tenuous? This week, the North Carolina Supreme Court established a “directly related” test for determining liability for medical procedures that appear separate from the injury.

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