Just a day before the introduction of Rep. Dale Folwell's workers' compensation bill was scheduled to be heard, hundreds of protesters showed up to in support of the status quo.
The group, which was composed of union members, injured workers and AARP members, hoped that their presence would sway the vote. There are critics of the current system who believe that it is riddled with abuse and even gives workers incentives to stay home. A study completed by the Workers Compensation Research Institute shows that each claim filed in the state of North Carolina averages $42,000. This number puts the state above the media of sixteen states in the study.
Those who are in favor of the system say that employers attempt to push workers back to work, but in unsuitable positions at lower wages. They will even deny health insurance in some cases after a worker has been injured on the job. They also disagree with the above study, saying that premiums paid by employers in North Carolina are just slightly above the national median.
“She was very professional, kept me completely involved and updated with everything. Awesome job done.”
“Maria stayed on top of everything with updates, etc.”
“Very good communication throughout my case. Brenda paid great attention to my case and kept me up to date.”
“Both attorneys involved were very informative and walked me through my case every setp of the way. They answered any questions and concerns I had whenever they cam up. I was very nervous and skeptical at the beginning but that quickly changed.”
Please fill out form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.
Use the map below to find the location closest to you