The North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act (the “Act”) provides protection for employees injured or killed during the course of their employment. The Act, sometimes referred to as workers comp insurance, details the rights of the employee and responsibilities of the employer to handle any injury from a job-related accident, occupational disease or death.
The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) is responsible for administering the Workers’ Compensation Act. Workers who are injured on the job should immediately advise their employer, who will arrange medical care under their workers’ comp insurance policy. The injury should also be confirmed in writing using the appropriate NCIC form. The Act defines compensation to be paid to the employee if an injury requires time off from work or results in permanent disability. Click here to learn about recent reforms to the Workers' Compensation Act.
If you are an employer, learn the risks with not carrying workers' compensation insurance as required by law in this article by G. Thompson Miller.
The area of workers’ compensation can be complex. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured on the job, protect your rights by consulting with an attorney today. Brinkley Walser is a strong advocate for the injured worker in North Carolina. There is no charge for an initial consultation.