W. Scott Fuller has been handling workers’ compensation matters for employers, third-party administrators, and workers’ compensation carriers since 1992. Scott has been a Board Certified Specialist in workers’ compensation law in North Carolina since 2000.
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, in the manufacturing, construction, transportation, hospitality, and service industries.
Scott handles many routine claims involving accidents and occupational diseases, both admitted and denied. He also appears before Superior Court judges in connection with third-party claims, and in disputes concerning attorney’s fees. Many of Scott’s clients and peers know him for his handling of unusual cases involving such out of the ordinary topics as competency, contested dependency, assault, murder, suicide, mental disability, malpractice, joint employment, credits, forum selection, and attendant care. He currently serves on the firm’s COVID-19 response team.
Scott has obtained favorable* results for his clients at mediation, at hearing, and on appeal. He particularly enjoys the alternative dispute resolution process, which allows him to work closely with his clients to craft creative and flexible solutions for managing their actual or potential exposure.
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 serves on the Cranfill Sumner COVID-19 Response Team.
*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.
Articles, Presentations, and Publications
- 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.
Most Recent Posts
The North Carolina Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Council met May 18, 2021. Updates from the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC)… Read More
If open long enough, a “Suitable Employment” issue will arise in almost all workers’ compensation claims. Here are 10 tips… Read More
The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) recently released the following statement, following the Court of Appeals’ ruling in MITCHELL v.… Read More
Scott Fuller served as a featured speaker at The Twenty-Fifth Annual North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. Scott’s presentation was entitled “Suitable Employment and Return to Work in 2020.”… Read More
Twenty-seven attorneys from Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner) were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).… Read More
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner) announced the creation of its COVID-19 Response Team. The team is comprised of… Read More
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An article written by Scott Fuller, an attorney at Cranfill Sumner LLP, was featured on WorkCompCentral on March 18. In “Comp Coverage for Coronavirus Questionable in Tar Heel State,” Fuller discusses a blog post he authored about the impact of novel coronavirus on workers’ compensation in North Carolina.… Read More
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Thirty-one attorneys from Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner) were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020(Copyright 2019 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).… Read More
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Thirty-two attorneys from Cranfill Sumner LLP (Cranfill Sumner) were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).… Read More