Posted on June 12th, 2012
NASCAR group HP Racing, now known as Phil Parsons Racing, has been fined by the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) for not providing workers’ compensation to its employees.
The state of North Carolina requires employers with three or more employees to provide workers’ compensation coverage. The NCIC determined that the NASCAR team was not providing coverage to its employees between February 2011 and October 2011.
In addition to the fine levied by the NCIC, the team must pay for the medical costs and wages of an employee who suffered work-related injuries during that time. The company is also being investigated for workers’ compensation fraud for its actions during that time period.
If you have been hurt on the job and are being denied the workers’ compensation you need, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 919-851-3311.
Posted on May 15th, 2012
Several North Carolina employers who failed to comply with laws that make workers’ compensation compulsory are now being held accountable for their omission of the law by the N.C. Industrial Commission.
The commission’s previous lax approach allowed many of the state’s employers to get away with not providing the mandatory injury insurance for its workers. After a recent investigation showed that thousands of small businesses were not providing workers’ compensation, the governor placed pressure on the commission to reexamine its process to ensure that employers obey workers’ comp laws in North Carolina.
Now, the commission has a three-month backlog of cases to appraise. Frustratingly, many employees have already gone bankrupt from injuries they suffered at work that went uncompensated.
If you have been injured on the job and your employer refuses to provide workers’ compensation, you will need an attorney to help you get the benefits you are owed. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 919-851-3311.