Increase in workers’ compensation claims concerns Gaston
The Gaston Gazette in North Carolina reported that it has already spent the $538,000 allocated for workers’ compensation claims and may end up spending another $300,000 from a savings fund, according to the Insurance Journal on April 14.
If all of the additional money is spent, this year will mark a 64% increase in workers’ compensation claims in 2014, which Assistant City Manager Larry Wood said would be unexpected but not unheard of. According to Wood, there are natural cycles of workers’ compensation spending spikes.
Compensation payments in the city varied between about $200 for the treatment of bee stings and poison ivy to as much as $70,000 for a car accident victim who was injured while on duty.
Our attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, in Raleigh cater to clients who have concerns regarding filing or appealing for workplace compensation benefits. Contact a member of our legal team by calling our offices at (919) 851-3311 today.