Will workers’ comp cover lost earnings from my second job?

In North America, around 5% of the laborers are working more than one job at the same time. The most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data issued February 2015 showed that this occurrence is more prevalent among young adults aged 20-24 and single women, according to WorkersCompensation.com on June 12.

When you become injured at work and are unable to work at either job, you may wonder how workers’ compensation will be affected.

Although it varies by state, in North Carolina, the company who is giving an employee workers’ compensation payments is not required by law to pay disability benefits based on his wage losses from a second job. The company is only mandated to pay disability benefits when the person sustained injuries while working for that company.

The legal team at Scudder Seguin, PLLC, understands that you and your family depend on your wages. When you are hurt, then, it is critical to receive workers’ compensation benefits to assist you while you are unable to work. For help filing or appealing for these benefits in Raleigh call our offices at (919) 851-3311 today.