Current law provides that the Industrial Commission may award up to $20,000 compensation for the loss of or permanent injury to any important organ or part of the body for which no other compensation is payable under GS 97-31. Amends GS 97-31 to specify that the benefit will be adjusted July 1 and effective January 1 of each year as provided in GS 97-29. Makes conforming changes. Applies to claims arising on or after the date the act becomes law.
Status: Ref To Com On Judiciary I (Senate Action) (Apr 20 2011)
Bill S 654 (2011-2012)Summary date: Apr 19 2011 - More information