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The 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. Additionally, the Industrial Commission is charged with administering the Death Benefits Act of law enforcement officers, firemen, rescue squad workers and civil air patrol members, the childhood vaccine related injury compensation program and compensation to persons erroneously convicted of felonies.

The Industrial Commission’s 150 employees administer workers compensation claims in North Carolina. They currently processes more than 63,000 workers compensation claims annually, refers more than 9,000 cases to mediation, conducts more than 1,800 hearings, and handles 500 appeals and processes tens of thousands of motions, orders and form approvals. Their mission is to ensure all North Carolina workers compensation claims are treated fairly and equally in accordance with State Laws.

North Carolina workers compensation is an insurance program required for employers with 3 or more employees to compensate employees who are injured or get ill from work-related incidents. It is a system that pays for medical costs and lost wages resulting from the work-related injury or illness. In order for an employee to benefit from workers compensation, they are not allowed to sue their employer for negligence.

They are providing workers compensation information, news, facts and contact information for employees, employers, insurers and medical providers. The North Carolina Workers Compensation Act confirms employees who have suffered an accidental injury on the job or contracted an occupational disease with the general guidelines to follow in filing their claim and the benefits they obtain.

Injured workers who must travel 20 miles or more roundtrip for medical care are entitled to collect $0.55 per mile. Special consideration also is given to employees who are totally disabled. Chiropractic treatment is allowed for North Carolina workers compensation patients, if the employer or the employer’s insurance company grants permission. As many as 20 visits are allowed, if medically necessary. If additional visits are needed, the chiropractor should request this authorization from the Industrial Commission.

If an employee is injured on-the-job while in North Carolina or while working for a North Carolina company in another state, they have important rights under the North Carolina Workers Compensation Act. The Industrial Commission offers helpful information on workers compensation law, including what workers compensation benefits are available, what injuries are covered with and how to file workers compensation claims.

Workers compensation is a complicated area of law and lawyers at Industrial Commission are always available to assist in getting the medical treatment and disability payments they deserve. They use technology to communicate with their clients and to stay on top of developments in the constantly changing area of North Carolina workers compensation law. Each client receives prompt, courteous and professional treatment.

The Industrial Commission represents employees in all kinds of North Carolina workers compensation claims, including work-place falls, job-site and industrial accidents and on-the-job automobile accidents. They handle denied workers compensation claims, where the insurance company refuses to pay for medical treatment or disability benefits, as well as accepted cases.

If the spouse of an employee dies as a result of a work-related accident, then they may be able to recover benefits or other compensation from workers compensation including any surviving children under the age of 18. The preceding information is provided by the North Carolina Industrial Commission, which is charged with administering the North Carolina Workers Compensation Act and is provided for informational purposes only. This and other information about North Carolina workers compensation injuries, claims and benefits is available from the North Carolina Industrial Commission at is a national service with Workers' Compensation attorneys, lawyers and advocates helping individuals apply for Workers' Compensation benefits
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