Q: Can I get money for pain and suffering in a workers' comp claim?
A: No, not in North Carolina. The law allows for compensation for three benefits: Medical treatment, payment for lost time and payment for permanent injury. One of the elements of the original bargain of workers’ compensation law, no compensation for pain and suffering is supposed to be balanced by the provision of medical treatment and payment for lost time.
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