Any employee who meets the eligibility requirements must be provided with TDI [Temporary Disability Insurance] coverage by the employer. If you were in concurrent employment or had more than one job, whether full-time or part-time, you may qualify for TDI benefits from each employer if you meet the eligibility requirements.
When a worker with a compensable injury has two or more jobs concurrently (at the same time), the WCB will pay compensation for earnings of the jobs from which the worker is disabled due to the compensable injury. The combined earnings must not exceed the maximum insurable earnings in effect at the date of the accident…
If an injured worker has more than one job, the injured worker’s regular and part-time earnings are used when determining average earnings, provided the earnings from the accident employer are covered under the WC Act and the injured worker is disabled from working at the other employment.
When the employee is working under concurrent contracts with two (2) or more employers and the defendant employer has knowledge of such employment prior to the injury, the employee's wages from all such employers shall be considered as if earned from the employer liable for compensation.
For an employee with multiple employment, only the employee's wages that are reportable for federal income tax purposes may be considered.
2. Average weekly wage computation: …b. If the employee has similar concurrent employment, the wages paid by all similar concurrent employers must be included in calculating the average weekly wage. If the concurrent employment is of the same general nature, it is similar. For example, a record clerk and a sales clerk are similar employment.
Unfortunately, in North Carolina, in most cases, the workers’ compensation carrier is not required to pay weekly disability benefits based on your wage loss from working concurrent jobs. Instead, the carrier will pay you based only on the wages you were earning at the job you were working at the time of your injury. In many cases this will produce a result that most would consider unfair. This is especially true if the job you were performing at the time of your injury was a part time job that you were working in addition to your higher paying full time job