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Monthly Archives: February 2011

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| Workers' Compensation Reform

Injured workers in NC set to lose their safety net

The workers' compensation that seriously injured workers rely on is in jeopardy. Insurance companies want to cut off workers' compensation after 9 years and shift the cost of caring for injured workers to taxpayers. Even for people who are paralyzed or comatose because of their workplace injuries. Even for people who can never work again. But you can stop it from happening. Visit ProtectNCWorkers.com for more information, then call, write or email your elected officials in Raleigh. Tell them to VOTE NO on workers' compensation reform.   ...

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| Workers' Compensation Reform

Contact House Select Committee on Tort Reform about workers’ comp reform

As you're contacting your elected officials in Raleigh about the bad bill to reform workers' compensation laws in North Carolina, add a few more names to your letter-writing, emailing and calling campaigns. Members of the N.C. House Select Committee on Tort Reform wield tremendous power on workers' comp reform legislation pending in the N.C. General Assembly. They're also key decision makers in legislation like the proposed Senate Bill 33, which would limit the rights of patients injured by medical malpractice. For your information, that bill s ...

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| Workers' Compensation Reform

Workers’ comp reform is another insurance industry ripoff

The proposed bill to reform workers' compensation in North Carolina and end workers' compensation after 9 years, even for seriously injured workers, is another insurance industry ripoff. The insurance companies want to shift the cost of taking care of injured workers to taxpayers. Learn more at ProtectNCWorkers.com and tell your elected officials in Raleigh to VOTE NO on this bad bill. ...

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| Workers' Compensation Reform

Tell your legislators to VOTE NO on workers’ comp reform

Insurance companies are moving quickly to destroy the laws that protect injured workers in North Carolina. Do you part: Visit ProtectNCWorkers.com and tell your elected officials to VOTE NO on workers' comp reform.  

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| Workers' Compensation Reform

Protect NC Workers launches to fight workers’ comp reform

The Deuterman Law Group has launched a new grassroots political organization, ProtectNCWorkers.com to educate North Carolina voters and legislators about so-called workers' comp "reform." The insurance industry is behind a bad bill, soon to be introduced in the N.C. General Assembly, that would slash workers' rights and shift the cost of caring for injured workers from insurance companies to taxpayers. Learn more at ProtectNCWorkers.com and tell your elected officials in Raleigh to Vote No On Workers' Comp Reform. ...

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| Workers' Compensation Reform

NCAJ: Rights of Injured Workers Now at Risk

Our friends at the N.C. Advocates for Justice have been blogging about an expected bill to reform workers' compensation. They do a good job of explaining what's at stake and how this thinly veiled insurance company bailout will negatively impact injured workers. The rights of workers in North Carolina are at risk unless we ACT NOW to defeat this legislation.   ...

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| Workers' Compensation Reform

Amid loopholes and a 500-week cap, Virginia man battles insurance company benefits after brain injury

Those who are pushing to reform workers' compensationlaws in North Carolina say it will be good for business and that it will save money. Those claims are inflated, and they ignore what's really at stake if we cut benefits and make it harder for injured workers to get medical treatment and support their families while they're recovering from their serious workplace injuries. Peoples will pay with their lives and their livelihoods. For a lesson on what could happen in North Carolina if we cap workers' comp benefits at 500 weeks, we need on ...

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| Workers' Compensation Reform

Protect NC Workers: Speak Out Against Workers’ Comp Reform

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice is one of our allies in fighting against unnecessary workers' compensation reform in North Carolina. The group has issued a report detailing how North Carolina's workers' comp costs and premiums compare to other states. The conclusion: Despite what tortured data from the Workers Comp Research Institute shows, North Carolina's workers' comp costs aren't out of control -- not in terms of insurance premiums or benefits paid per claim. In its latest report, WCRI claims the average payment per claim for ...

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| House Bill 709/Senate Bill 544, Workers' Compensation Reform

Tell Your Elected Officials Why Workers’ Comp Reform is a Bad Idea

Our contacts at the N.C. General Assembly are warning that a bill to reform North Carolina's workers' compensation laws could be introduced in as soon as two weeks. It's time for voters to SPEAK OUT NOW about why workers' compensation reform is a bad idea, how it will ultimately hurt injured workers and their familes and shift the cost of caring for them to taxpayers through Social Security Disability, Medicare and Medicaid. Those in favor of reform will be spending a lot of time and money lobbying legislators and trying to push the refor ...

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| Workers' Compensation Reform

Workers’ Compensation “Reform”: Let the Taxpayer Foot the Bill

The political battle lines are already being drawn in the fight to reform North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system, the second attempt in six years. The proposed reforms and the arguments in support of them are very similar to those bandied in 2005. This time around, though, the rhetoric is even more strident, with proponents referencing so-called “successful” reform measures in other states and arguing that North Carolina must follow suit or lose its ability to compete for business and new jobs. This time around, t ...

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