|Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Renée C. Riggsbee, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
TO: All Interested Parties
FROM: Chairman Buck Lattimore
DATE: April 4, 2003 [SEE Chief Deputy Commissioner Stephen T. Gheen's June 5, 2003 Memo]
RE: P.H. Glatfelter/RFS Ecusta Workers’ Compensation Claims in North Carolina (Update)
Commissioner George Hall of the Industrial Commission conducted a hearing in the
P.H. Glatfelter/RFS Ecusta workers’ compensation matter in December 2002.
Post hearing matters have been completed by the parties involved and
Deputy Commissioner Hall is now considering the evidence and contentions of all
parties appearing at the hearing. It
is anticipated that Deputy Commissioner Hall will issue an Opinion and Award in
approximately sixty days.
claims were assumed by Ecusta from Glatfelter are experiencing and may expect a
continuing disruption in the processing and payment of their claims.
Ecusta employees who filed claims during the period of commercial
insurance coverage should experience no disruption in the processing or payment
of their claims. If any claimant
does not receive benefits to which they are lawfully entitled or should benefits
awarded be suspended or terminated for unexplained reasons in these cases,
please notify the Industrial Commission.
concerns regarding Glatfelter/Ecusta claims should be directed to:
Stephen T. Gheen, Chief Deputy Commissioner, 919-807-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the volume of inquiries, email communication is requested if
possible, though not required.
The Industrial Commission website (www.comp.state.nc.us) will be updated as needed with additional information.
Read Chief Deputy Commissioner Stephen T. Gheen's June 5, 2003 Memo.
Read Chief Deputy Commissioner Stephen T. Gheen's December 3, 2002 Order.
Read Chairman Lattimore's November 8, 2002 Memorandum.
ReadNCSIGA's October 28, 2002 Letter.