If you frequent the blog, you are familiar with the proposed bill concerning workers’ compensation in North Carolina. The original bill, which can be viewed here, aimed to reform the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. After a fight from injured workers, the attorney’s who represent them and union reps, the proposed bill was taken back and a compromise was found between opposing sides. If you would like to read more on today’s vote and the revised workers’ compensation bill, please visit the Under the Dome blog from the News & Observer.
Quotes about the revised workers’ compensation bill:
– Dick Taylor, CEO, Advocates for Justice
“Many may feel that the bill does not go far enough to reduce costs and others will feel the provisions fall short of protecting the interests of injured workers, but in times such as these all sides made compromises, and overall we feel the changes preserve the backbone of our Workers’ compensation system that pays fair compensation to injured workers at a reasonable cost to the employers.”