A North Carolina legislative committee is continuing to devote attention to legislation easing the responsibility of North Carolina employers for workers compensation claims.
According to the Associated Press, a state House committee took up the measure recently and groups of concerned workers again packed a hearing room.
Representatives of the economic interests involved remarked they are close to coming to a compromise. The state's chamber of commerce, lawyers who sue on behalf of injured workers and attorneys who defend insurance companies are working at the table.
The flash points to date include whether employers, their attorneys and their insurers should have better access to the medical records and doctor of an injured worker. open-ended
Another matter is whether to cap temporary payments for a totally disabled worker at nearly a decade.
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