AMENDING THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE BENEFIT FOR PERMANENT INJURY TO AN IMPORTANT BODILY ORGAN.
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.
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