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... We have previously observed that one of the purposes of our Workers' Compensation Act was
to abolish the "unholy trinity" of employer defenses which generally precluded any recovery by
the injured worker at common law: contributory negligence; assumption of risk; and the ...
... This workers' compensation case concerns two issues: 1) sufficiency of notice to the employer
of an injury by accident, and 2) whether competent ... We conclude that in enacting NCGS § 97-22,
the General Assembly did not intend to require an injured worker to give written notice ...
... "[T]he policy behind North Carolina's Workers' Compensation Act... [is] to provide a swift and
certain remedy to an injured worker and to ensure a limited and determinate liability for
employers." Matthews v. Charlotte—Mecklenburg Hosp. Auth., 132 NCApp. ...