State Officials Address Rising Number of Workers’ Comp Claims

North Carolina’s state officials are doing something to address the issue of rising workers’ compensation claims, and they want citizens to know about some of the measures they are taking.

In a meeting with business leaders at the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 24, North Carolina Industrial Commission executive secretary Meredith Henderson said that with the rate of workers’ compensation claims rising 18% from the previous year, the commission will intensify its efforts towards identifying claims that are fraudulent or misleading.

Henderson said the commission will also maintain transparency and make their records public in an effort to see that the information they are receiving matches the information provided by employers and their insurance.

If you have been injured on the job and are worried about being able to make ends meet, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, by calling our offices at (919) 851-3311 and learn more about what our experienced team can do to help you.