North Carolina workers’ comp amendments could save state $27M per year

New workers’ compensation rules set forth by the North Carolina Industrial Commission have set maximum fees for doctors and hospitals assisting those who are suffering from workplace injuries. This is expected to save the state around $27 million in annual savings.

The agency announced last Monday, February 23 that the new fee schedules will commence on April 1. On July 1, medical care access is expected to increase for those who have been hurt in workplace accidents, although the agency did not outline the specifics on how this is expected to occur.

Should you ever incur a workplace accident injury in the Raleigh area, and are also having trouble receiving the adequate amount of financial compensation, do not hesitate to ask our attorneys at Scudder Seguin, PLLC for legal assistance. Feel free to give us a call at 919-851-3311.

Man died after material fell on him in workplace accident

Sixty-five-year-old Schofield, Wisconsin resident Neil Hynick died on January 28 when a load of steel and aluminum fell on him as he was delivering bundles of aluminum to Farmington, Connecticut-based Stanley Access Technologies, the Hartford Courant reported.

Stanely Access Technologies is located at 65 Scott Swamp Road. Hynick was inside his truck when a bundle of steel and aluminum fell on top of him, police said. Emergency responders performed CPR on an unresponsive Hynick and brought him to the University of Connecticut Health Center, where professionals declared him dead.

A spokesman for Stanley Black & Decker, parent company of Stanley Access Technologies, said Hynick was a third-party contractor and made no further comments. The workplace incident will be investigated internally, according to reports.

Officials from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration went to the scene of the accident the same day to investigate the matter.