North Carolina Industrial Commission states that “All employees bear the burden of establishing all legal requirements for their claim.” The way that workers compensation claims work in North Carolina, is that each case is decided based on the individual merits of the case. Even COVID-19 exposure and contraction can be a worker’s compensation injury.

Do you have a worker’s compensation case in North Carolina?

The requirements, as laid out by the NC Industrial Commission are as follows:

  1. When the injury occurs, the employee reports it to their employer and requests medical care. The process of reporting the injury when it happens is important in establishing that the injury occurred and the data surrounding the cause of the injury. You will need to fill out paperwork provided by your employer that details the circumstances of the injury, and the mechanism of injury.
  2. In the case where the employer is not present, NC law directs you to seek medical attention and then report the injury. If you cannot report your injury, have a family member, such as a spouse or parent, contact your employer and explain that you have a worker’s compensation injury.
  3. Your employer cannot retaliate against you for filling an on the job injury report or for asking for medical care. If retaliation occurs a Workers Comp Attorney in North Carolina can help.

Have you Filed Form 18 From the NC Industrial Commission?

You can find the form here if you have not yet filled out Form 18. It is a requirement to fill out Form-18 and submit it to the NC Industrial Commission.

Not Every Employer Must Carry Workers Compensation Insurance

Businesses with less than three employees may not need to carry workers compensation insurance. Even if there are executives and employees and the total number of people employed is above three, the business may be exempt from carrying workers comp insurance. Not all executives count as an employee, though in some cases they do.

Contact McCallister, Aldridge, & Kreinbrink Today For More Information

If you have a work injury, and you need help determining that you have a case, call the experts at McAllister, Aldridge & Kreinbrink. We offer over 30+ years of legal experience handling all levels of workers comp cases. We are your local knowledgeable workers comp attorney in North Carolina.