Raleigh County third in state for workers’ comp

The school board and officials of Raleigh County recently stated that the county currently ranks third in the state for workers’ compensation costs.

The school board is now working to cut these costs and plan financials for 2011. The board passed a new budget this Wednesday estimating the school year budget for 2011 to be $125 million.

Board member Larry Ford stated, “Every $100,000 workers’ compensation claim- that could be another teacher or two”.

The county has recruited Wells Fargo to help lower their workers’ compensation costs, while still maintaining its insurance company, BrickStreet.

The county is also considering hiring a new safety director position.

If you or someone you love has been injured in the workplace and are in need of workers’ compensation contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder Seguin, PLLC at (919) 851-3311 to learn more about your rights.