Why Workers Comp reform is bad for NC

Here is a great op-ed article that details why the Workers’ Comp Reform bill proposed by Rep. Dale Folwell is bad for everyone in North Carolina.

In House Bill 709 and Senate Bill 544, the North Carolina Legislature is attempting to strip injured workers of numerous protections currently in place, restrict how long they can receive benefits for, open up their doctors to be contacted directly by the insurance companies, and make it more difficult for them to prove their case at hearings.

As Mr. Fryar suggests in this op-ed article, we are all just one “slip, fall or heavy lift away from joining the ranks of the injured.”  Don’t let the insurance company take over our state – call your state representatives today and ask them to vote no on HB 709 and Senate Bill 544.