Pending House Bill could limit workers’ compensation
A bill to reform workers’ compensation laws in North Carolina, House Bill 709, is seeing opposition from many over the limitations it would put on injured workers. Representative Dale Folwell introduced the bill yesterday and is mainly seeing support from large companies and insurance providers.
Just some of the changes the bill would make, if approved, include: cutting off benefits to workers after 9 years, eliminating a worker’s choice of doctor or medical professional, and giving employers, insurance companies, and their attorneys access to a worker’s medical records.
Currently, the bill is believed to be using biased research and statistics. Findings used as evidence in support of the bill are said to have been obtained from a non-random sampling of 16 states picked by the bill’s backers.
If you have questions about obtaining workers’ compensation in Raleigh, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick PLLC at 919-851-3311 to learn more about how we can help you.