High indemnity benefits in NC workers’ compensation system
A recent study issued by the Workers Compensation Research Institute showed that the workers’ compensation system in North Carolina has one of the highest indemnity benefits per claim out of 17 states, according to the Insurance Journal on May 12.
This may have resulted from reforms made in 2011 to address workers’ compensation issues. House Bill 709 addressed the issues of settlements – including payments for future medical and future indemnity – by putting a ceiling on how long temporary disability can last, streamlining what constitutes appropriate post-injury employment, as well as widening worker’ access to occupational rehabilitation.
Our legal team at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, in Raleigh understands that when you are injured on the job, your livelihood may be at stake. However, our attorneys may be able to work on your behalf for workers’ compensation that can provide you with support while you recover. Get in touch with our workers’ compensation attorneys today by calling our offices at (910) 488-1600.