In the State of North Carolina, most employers with over three employees are required to purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance. In addition to having Workers’ Compensation insurance, your employer must:
- Post a notice of Workers’ Compensation law in a conspicuous location
- Provide immediate medical treatment for employees who are injured on the job
- Complete a report of all injuries to be mailed to both the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) and your employer’s insurance carrier
- Comply with all requests from the NCIC and involved insurance providers
You must inform your employer of any injuries sustained on the job within 30 days of the accident. From there, your employer will need to maintain their responsibility to ensure you are provided with the care and compensation you deserve. Retaliation Your employer is not allowed to retaliate against you for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim. This means they are not allowed to harass, intimidate, or otherwise try to coerce you into accepting a cash settlement of from filing a Workers’ Compensation claim. While this is your employer’s responsibility, it is not uncommon for companies or their insurance providers to try and dissuade you from collecting Workers’ Compensation. One of the Workers’ Compensation lawyers from our firm can help ensure you are protected and that your employer does what they are required to do for you to get fair compensation. If you are looking for a workers’ comp lawyer in or around Raleigh, Durham, Goldsboro, Greenville, Kinston, Lumberton, Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, or Tarboro, North Carolina, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today.