Companies that did not have workers’ comp insurance in 2015 fined
This past December, the North Carolina Industrial Commission charged around 100 employers with misdemeanors and collected almost $1 million in civil fines from companies who did not have workers’ compensation insurance in place in 2015. North Carolina labor laws mandate that companies or businesses which employ three or more workers must provide employees with free workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
While the recent crack down on companies that have violated the workers’ comp rules is good news for wronged workers in the North Carolina, state leaders are aware that this problem is still prevalent and presents a serious issue to employees.
According to state Industrial Commission chairman Andrew Heath, when companies are found at fault, “the goal is to head it off and get to compliance before there’s an injury.” The important thing is that workers are covered while performing job-related duties.
With the legal help of our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys at Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC in Raleigh, you can pursue a strong claim to compensation from your employer if you have been injured on the job or in the workplace. Call our offices today at (910) 488-1600 to discuss your situation with our legal team.