Workers’ comp reform bill could cut benefits
A new workers’ compensation bill will soon be introduced to the North Carolina General Assembly that would cut some workers’ compensation benefits for injured workers. In addition, the bill proposes that the cost of workers’ compensation insurance be shifted from employers to taxpayers.
Furthermore, if approved, the bill could possibly cut workers’ compensation benefits off to people who have received them for 9.5 years. This would include those with permanent disabilities, are paralyzed, and those who will never be able to work again.
In North Carolina, public opinion reveals that voters do not support workers’ compensation reform or limiting benefits to injured or disabled workers. In a poll of North Carolina residents, 66 percent said that they did not approve of a 9.5 year limit to workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick PLLC at 919-851-3311 today, if you have been injured in the workplace and would like to speak with a lawyer about receiving the benefits you deserve.