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Category Archives: NC Workers’ Compensation

Discussion and Commentary on North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law

  • The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act (2021)

    Posted on November 2, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    (2021-11) Chapter 97. Workers’ Compensation Act. Article 1. Workers’ Compensation Act. § 97-1.  Short title. This Article shall be known and cited as The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. (1929, c. 120, s. 1; 1979, c. 714, s. 1.) § 97-1.1.  References to workmen’s compensation. Any reference in any act, public or local, to the “Workmen’s […]

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  • North Carolina General Assembly

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

    Overview The General Assembly drafts and legislates the state laws of North Carolina, also known as the General Statutes. The General Assembly is a bicameral legislature, consisting of the North Carolina House of Representatives (formerly called the North Carolina House of Commons until 1868) and the North Carolina Senate. Since 1868, the House has been authorized 120 members, while the Senate […]

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  • The NC Industrial Commission Claims Administration Section

    Posted on October 31, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

      As the North Carolina Industrial Commission explains, with regard to the Claims Administration Section, on its website: “The Claims Administration Section seeks to provide reliable, accurate, and efficient claims servicing to employees, employers, insurance companies, and the citizens of North Carolina. The Claims Administration section performs a variety of functions for the North Carolina Industrial […]

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  • Is it a Good Idea to Accept an NC Workers’ Comp Settlement?

    Posted on October 20, 2021 by in NC Workers' Compensation

    Among the most important decisions that an injured NC worker may have to make is whether to accept an NC Workers’ Comp Settlement.  Very often an “adjuster” for the applicable workers’ comp insurance carrier, or even an insurance defense attorney working for an employer and insurance company, will contact an injured worker to discuss the […]

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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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