North Carolina Cracks Down on Employers Without Workers’ Compensation Insurance

With few exceptions, North Carolina requires that all businesses that regularly employ three or more employees obtain workers’ compensation insurance or qualify as self-insured. It does not matter if the employees are full-time, part-time, regular, seasonal, or family members. In addition, any business with even one employee whose work involves radiation must have worker’s compensation … Read more

Workers’ Compensation in South Carolina: Frequently Asked Questions

Outside of a few limited exceptions, South Carolina requires any employer who employs four or more workers (full or part-time) to obtain worker’s compensation insurance. This article contains some of the most frequently asked questions by injured workers regarding worker’s compensation benefits. How Long Do I Have to Report a Workplace Injury to My Employer? … Read more

Laser Tag Leads to Workers Comp Benefits

In another victory for workers, a man who was injured on a company outing to a laser tag facility was found to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The North Carolina Industrial Commission ruled the victim is to be awarded temporary total disability benefits and this decision was upheld by the North Carolina Court of … Read more

Multi-million Dollar Settlement Reached in Ridegland Worker’s Comp Case

In a case that is a perfect representation why injured workers should always fight for their right to worker’s compensation, a Ridgeland, South Carolina man has won a $1.1 million settlement against his employer. The victim in this case was a painter who was working on the inside of an industrial tank. He was found … Read more

South Carolina May Leave Worker’s Compensation Behind

In an interesting move at the state’s capitol, a bill was introduced to fundamentally alter how worker’s compensation coverage is provided to hard-working South Carolinians. H.B. 4197, also known as the “South Carolina Employee Injury Benefit Plan Alternative” was introduced earlier this summer.  The bill would allow businesses to opt-out of the current state worker’s … Read more

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