Durham, North Carolina (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
Matt Harbin, a Workers’ Compensation Attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin and a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law, was a speaker at the “Sixteenth Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference” on Thursday, October 20 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The conference was sponsored by the International Workers’ Compensation Foundation (IWCF) and promoted by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. The event was held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. It began on Wednesday, October 19 and continued until Friday, October 21.
The conference sought to educate individuals about the existing guidelines, rules, and procedures that surround workers’ compensation today. Speakers at the conference represented different areas of workers’ compensation as they came from various professions, such as medicine, law, and human resources. Attendees gained general workers’ compensation knowledge, as well as information surrounding specific topics, like Attorney Matt Harbin’s lecture regarding immigrants, non-documented workers, and workers’ compensation.
The annual conference was directed towards professionals working in the workers’ compensation field. Attendees included:
- Insurance adjusters,
- Safety and human resource managers,
- Health care providers and
Others with an interest in workers’ compensation in North Carolina also had the option of attending and learning important views and information from the event.
At the three-day conference, Workers’ Compensation Attorney Matt Harbin was a presenter at one of the five breakout sessions on Thursday, October 20. His presentation titled “Procedural Issues with Immigrants and Non-Documented Workers in Workers’ Compensation Practice,” discussed in detail:
- The steps involved when pursuing workers’ compensation cases for immigrants.
- The processes in place to ensure immigrants have adequate access to the workers’ compensation.
- The litigation process and potential barriers immigrants face with the workers’ compensation system in North Carolina.
Attorney Matt Harbin joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2003. A shareholder and North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law, Harbin’s experience extends beyond the firm. He is an active member of the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group. Harbin was also appointed by the Governor of North Carolina, Bev Perdue, to serve a two-and-a-half year term on the North Carolina Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services.
About the Firm:
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 28 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Four of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.