The Hardison & Cochran Podcast

(11) Part Time / Seasonal Work and Workers' Compensation

October 30, 2018 Episode 11
The Hardison & Cochran Podcast
(11) Part Time / Seasonal Work and Workers' Compensation
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The Hardison & Cochran Podcast
(11) Part Time / Seasonal Work and Workers' Compensation
Oct 30, 2018 Episode 11
Hardison & Cochran Attorneys at Law
North Carolina Workers Compensation and Part Time / Seasonal Workers Information
Show Notes Transcript

When listening to our podcasts on North Carolina Workers' Compensation, you may assume that we're speaking about people who have full time jobs. You may ask, is there any difference if I have a part time or seasonal job?

Managing Partner and Workers' Compensation Specialists, Ben Cochran, answers this question in our short and sweet Episode 11. 


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Studios located in Beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the hardest thing in Cochrane attorneys at law podcast. The podcast is about North Carolina personal injury worker's compensation and disability loss. Now here's your host, Bill Campbell.
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Hello and welcome to the hardest and in Cochrane podcast. Today's episode is going to be short and sweet and it deals with worker's compensation. Worker's comp is something we've covered a lot here on the podcast, but it's pretty much assumed that when we do talk about it, we're talking about folks who have full time jobs, so that raises the question when someone is part time or a seasonal worker, is there anything different? I caught up with men Cochran to get the answers, but first, as always, I must read the disclaimer listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Hardison and conquering attorneys at law. Artist in the Cochrane does not accept new clients without first obtaining a signed agreement. The information shared in this podcast is for information purposes and should not be intended or taken as legal advice as to yours or anyone else's legal matter. If you have a legal matter contacting an attorney about your specific set of circumstances. All right. We've been talking a lot about worker's comp in these podcasts and it's kind of assumed in all of them that we're talking about people who have full time jobs now. There's a lot of people out there who have part time jobs now. Is there any kind of difference in any of this information you're going through and all these podcasts that apply to someone with a part time job in her injured as far as compared to somebody who has a full time job and is injured
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information. I'm going to give folks who who were injured on a part time job, the the questions and the issues that you run into that or number one is this is my part time job. Am I available for Workers' compensation benefits? The answer to that, clearly yes. Now since it's your part time job, the amount of hours that you work there and how much you make a week is going to be significantly less. Your average weekly wage and compensation rate is still going to be determined based upon the prior 52 weeks that you worked part time. Now, if you've only worked there for a limited period of time, then that will also affect the amount of compensation that you received. So the next question that people say is, okay, well I'm, I'm injured on my part time job. I can't do my part time job, but I also can't do my full time job.
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Can I get compensation for being out of work for my full time job? The answer is no. The insurance company or employer, they are only liable for the risk that you were exposed based upon your part time job. So if you're only making $200 a week at your part time job and you get injured, you're only going to receive a compensation of two thirds of $200. Unfortunately it may make it so you're not able to go back into your full time job where you make 600 bucks a week. So at this point you're not going to receive any compensation even though you can't go to work. To make the $600 from the insurance company for the job that you worked at, because they only have to pay you two thirds of the $200.
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