North Carolina considers capping temporary total disability benefits
North Carolina has had no limit on the amount of time injured workers may receive benefits. A proposal being considered would limit temporary total disability benefits to 500 weeks -- or just shy of 10 years.
Proponents have said the cap is needed to allow North Carolina to better compete with other states for business. Opponents said the idea would shift the financial burden of paying for workers' comp to the public.
The bill, H.B. 709, would also allow employers and others greater access to medical records and providers of injured workers. The measure was sent to a House committee and expected to be voted on soon.
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June 2, 2011
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