The North Carolina Industrial Commission outlines five steps injured employees must take to apply for workers’ compensation. It is important to make sure you follow these steps and properly notify your employer of the injury. These are:
If your medical expenses are more than $2,000 or you miss more than one day of work, your employer will be required to notify the North Carolina Industrial Commission of your injury. At that time, the employer should also provide you with a copy of Form 18 “Notice of Accident to Employer and Claim of Employee” to complete. If they do not do so, you may complete this form online at the NCIC website to formally notify the state.
If you have questions about your claim or discover that your employer is not carrying workers’ compensation insurance as required by law, you may wish to consult with an attorney to protect your rights. If you need our help with a workers' compensation claim, call us at 1.800.556.8404.
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