North Carolina penalizing businesses without workers’ comp

The North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Fraud and Compliance team is seeking to punish employers that have failed to acquire workers’ compensation insurance as is required under law, according to the Triangle Business Journal on July 14.

According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, most of the proceeds from these penalties will be re-invested into a state fund that is used to support the state’s public schools.

Businesses that do not comply with the policy of providing workers’ compensation insurance to its employees are given civil penalties and can even be charged criminally under state law. The commission has the duty and responsibility to bring forth punitive and corrective measures against offenders, such as filing charges and enforcing policies at individual businesses.

Between 2014-2015, these actions resulted in the acquisition of $992,965 in penalties from enforcement operations in the counties of Mecklenburg, Wake, Durham, Guilford, and Pitt. This amount was also allotted to the public school system fund.

Our attorneys at Scudder Seguin, PLLC, in Raleigh handle workers’ compensation and workplace injury cases in the state of North Carolina. If you have been hurt in a workplace accident and you need legal help to create a workers’ compensation claim, call our offices today at (910) 488-1600.


Will workers’ comp cover lost earnings from my second job?

In North America, around 5% of the laborers are working more than one job at the same time. The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data issued February 2015 showed that this occurrence is more prevalent among young adults aged 20-24 and single women, according to WorkersCompensation.com on June 12.

When you become injured at work and are unable to work at either job, you may wonder how workers’ compensation will be affected.

Although it varies by state, in North Carolina, the company who is giving an employee workers’ compensation payments is not required by law to pay disability benefits based on his wage losses from a second job. The company is only mandated to pay disability benefits when the person sustained injuries while working for that company.

The legal team at Scudder Seguin, PLLC, understands that you and your family depend on your wages. When you are hurt, then, it is critical to receive workers’ compensation benefits to assist you while you are unable to work. For help filing or appealing for these benefits in Raleigh call our offices at 919-851-3311 today.