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Workers’ Compensation – Average Weekly Wage – Successive Injuries – Disability (access required)

Helfrich v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated Plaintiff suffered four work-related injuries, and the Industrial Commission found that he was totally disabled by the last two; however, the Commission based plaintiff’s compensation rate on his average weekly wage at the time of his fourth injury (which was lower than his average weekly wage at the time of his third injury) without discussing the application of G.S. § 97-34

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