It’s important to understand some basic elements of the workers’ compensation system you’ll be working through when you file a workers’ comp claim in North Carolina. The governing body to be aware of is the North Carolina Industrial Commission, which oversees the state’s workers’ compensation system. Deputy Commissioners and Commissioners with the North Carolina Industrail Commission will decide disputes between you and the insurance company.
Obviously, knowledge of this board and its procedures is crucial. The North Carolina workers’ comp claim attorneys at White & Stradley, PLLC have helped clients just like you successfully petition the commission for compensation.
Your compensation claim will first be heard by a deputy commissioner. The deputy’s ruling can be appealed to the chairman and other commissioners. Their decisions, in turn, can be appealed to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and, eventually, the state Supreme Court.
This is obviously not a simple process. When filing a workers’ comp claim, it’s best to have a skilled, experienced attorney on your side. We understand the process and how to achieve success.
If you’re a North Carolina resident in need of an attorney familiar with the North Carolina Industrial Commission and workers’ comp claims in general, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today for a free consultation.