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.