W. Scott Fuller has been handling workers’ compensation matters for employers, third-party administrators, and workers’ compensation carriers since 1992. Martindale-Hubbell, a prestigious national peer review publication for attorneys, has issued its highest rating (AV) to Scott. The AV rating is a designation that is reserved for attorneys who are recognized by their peers as having both high ethical standards and legal skill.
Scott has represented defendants at mediations, before Deputy Commissioners, at the Full Commission, in Superior Court, and in the appellate courts. His representative clients include both insured and self-insured employers, and Scott’s representative clients include a variety of businesses in the manufacturing, construction, transportation, and service industries.
Scott handles many routine claims involving accidents and occupational diseases, both admitted and denied. Scott also appears before Superior Court judges in connection with third-party claims and disputes concerning attorney’s fees. However, many of Scott’s clients and peers know Scott for his handling of unusual cases involving such out of the ordinary topics as competency, contested dependency, assault, murder, suicide, mental disability, malpractice, independent contractors, credits, transfer of jurisdiction, forum selection, attendant care, and adaptive care.
Scott has obtained favorable* results for his clients at mediation, at hearing, and on appeal. In the last decade, Scott has mediated hundreds of cases, tried scores of cases, and appeared in more than a dozen appellate cases. He enjoys the alternative dispute resolution process, which allows him to work with his clients to craft creative and flexible solutions for managing their actual or potential exposure. For claims that proceed to hearing, Scott regularly secures favorable*, final decisions on a variety of bases, including jurisdiction, medical causation, and disability.
*Cases or matters referenced do not represent the attorney’s entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.
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- Scott is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars. Scott has been an invited guest at the NCIC’s Educational Seminars and a featured speaker at the Workers’ Compensation section’s annual meeting. He is a former editor of the workers’ compensation section’s newsletters, and his writing has been published by the NCBA as well as by Wake Forest University.
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