Why You Need Workers’ Comp in North Carolina
12/30/2011North Carolina workers’ compensation law is better than what’s available to injured workers in other states. However, North Carolina workers’ comp law limits the amount that can be recovered for occupational injuries or illnesses, so the benefits available are less than what a similar injury from a car accident outside the workplace would be worth. One of the non-compensatory items in workers’ comp is payment for pain and suffering.
NC Workers’ Comp Benefits
Why are workers’ comp benefits available? According to Brent Adams’ book How to Get Top Dollars for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim, the purpose of the Workers’ Compensation Act is to provide for the injured worker or their dependents in the event of the worker’s injury or death, at the cost of the industry he or she was serving. The act is enforced to promote industries to manage the injuries and illnesses they have caused and to provide compensation benefits for the occupational harm. The Supreme Court states the Workers’ Compensation Act was created to “ensure a limited and determinate liability for employers.”
Other reasons why the Workers’ Compensation Act was created include:
- Relieve hardship and award a full compensation for the injury.
Quick compensation to victims without the need for protracted litigation.
Employee benefit protection.
Compensation for injuries that arise out of employment-related activities.
Category: Workers' Compensation
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