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  • A Deeper Look at the North Carolina Industrial Commission

    Posted on August 17, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act is a statute passed by the North Carolina legislature, and administered by the North Carolina Industrial Commission.  The Industrial commission is a state government entity that is located in Raleigh, NC, as well as other locations throughout North Carolina.  The Industrial Commission comprises six “Commissioners” who are nominated […]

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  • How to File a North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claim

    Posted on July 3, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      If you suffer a work injury in North Carolina, then you must do two separate things in order to preserve your rights under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act:  (1) provide notice to your employer of the injury (or illness) you have sustained, and (2) file a workers’ compensation claim with the North Carolina […]

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  • Mediation and Settlement in NC Workers’ Compensation Cases

    Posted on July 1, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      In the context of an NC Workers’ Compensation case, a Mediation–formally referred to as a “Mediated Settlement Conference”–is an attempt by two or more parties to resolve an outstanding dispute through voluntary agreement.  Often, this attempt comprises an effort by the parties to “Settle” the claim in its entirety, for a lump sum of […]

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  • Employers’ Requirement to Carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Posted on June 30, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      As the North Carolina Industrial Commission notes on its website, “[t]he North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act requires that all businesses that employ three or more employees, including those operating as corporations, sole proprietorships, limited liability companies and partnerships, obtain workers’ compensation insurance or qualify as self-insured employers for purposes of paying workers’ compensation benefits to […]

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  • From the N.C. Industrial Commission: Follow These Steps to Report a Work-Related Injury

    Posted on June 29, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    Follow These Steps to Report a Work-Related Injury The North Carolina Industrial Commission has published guidance for injured workers under limited circumstances.  Among the topics the Industrial Commission has addressed is the action to be taken by an injured worker in order properly to report a work injury.  According to the Industrial Commission, an injured worker […]

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  • The Mission of the North Carolina Industrial Commission

    Posted on June 28, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      According the the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the Mission of this very important North Carolina state government agency is as follows: The North Carolina Industrial Commission is an agency of the State of North Carolina created by the General Assembly in 1929 to administer the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. In 1949, the Industrial […]

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  • Coronavirus Pandemic: Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Remotely

    Posted on March 31, 2020 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    During these unprecedented times, we recognize that individuals across the communities we serve are dealing with many difficult situations. If you need assistance with your North Carolina workers’ compensation claim, we are here to help. The Bowman Law PLLC team remains fully operational. Our team regularly represents North Carolina workers’ compensation claimants who reside in […]

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  • What does Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) mean?

    Posted on January 19, 2020 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    In the context of a workers’ compensation claim, Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) means that your condition is stable and cannot be further improved with additional medical treatment. It does not, necessarily, mean that you have recovered. Can I still get medical treatment after I reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)? Despite being at maximum medical improvement, […]

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  • How Do I Know If I Am Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

    Posted on January 18, 2020 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      If you have been injured in a work-related accident or have an occupational disease, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The Workers’ Comp Act in North Carolina was passed by the North Carolina Legislature in order to compensate employees who have been hurt at work. It is designed so that if you […]

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  • Am I Eligible for Workers’ Comp Benefits in North Carolina?

    Posted on May 2, 2019 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    If you are injured on the job, you no doubt have many questions about workers’ compensation. Your first question might be “What is workers’ compensation, exactly?” followed by “Do I qualify for workers’ comp?” The answer to these questions will vary from state to state, but here is some general information about North Carolina. Keep […]

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