House approves changes to workers’ comp

Today, members of the North Carolina House of Representatives approved changes to the state’s workers’ compensation in a 106-8 vote.  The bill is scheduled to have a final vote tomorrow.

According to the legislation, workers’ compensation payments would be limited to a little less than 10 years for completely disabled workers.  In addition, the legislation would increase the maximum time that partially disabled workers are able to receive workers’ compensation.  Lastly, the bill increases death benefits.

There are some exceptions to the cap for completely disabled workers, such as workers with very severe or specific injuries.  For example, amputations or paralysis.

If you or someone you know needs assistance obtaining workers’ compensation benefits for a permanent disability, contact the Raleigh permanent disability lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC at (919) 851-3311 and set up an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys today.