Under North Carolina law, workers' comp generally won't cover any injuries suffered on your work commute.
The rules concerning auto accidents and workers' compensation can be complex- there are a lot of loopholes and exceptions. However, the law usually holds that auto accidents on a commute are a risk shared by the general populace and are not unique to employees. As such, workers' comp won't cover these injuries.
There are a couple of exceptions, including for employees who have been given a company car or are reimbursed for their gas mileage. It's important you speak with our workers' comp attorney to get a clear sense of how the law applies in your case.
However, workers' compensation benefits are possible for injuries suffered while travelling on business or otherwise "off-site." Generally speaking you have to suffer these injuries while performing work duties.
Again, the only way to know for sure if you are entitled to benefits is to speak to our workers' comp attorneys at a free consultation.
If you're a North Carolina resident and you have questions about the state's workers' comp system, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC today for a free consultation.