The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that fewer North Carolina workers reported an on the job injury or illness in 2008. The workplace injury rate dropped from 3.7 injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time employees in 2007 to 3.4 injuries and illnesses in 2008. The NC Commissioner of Labor estimated that $120 million will be saved in NC workers’ compensation costs.
If you or someone you care about is injured on the job in North Carolina you should file a form 18 with the North Carolina Industrial Commission as quickly as possible. For more information about how to file your job injury claim in NC go here.
Workers’ Compensation in North Carolina provides two benefits: 1) medical treatment for the injury and any condition that is a direct and natural consequence of the workers’ comp injury; 2) wage replacement or disability benefits, including an injury rating. An injured worker who does not promptly file his or her claim may find their workers’ comp claim in NC denied.
If you sustain an on the job injury in NC and have questions about NC workers’ comp please call or email today for your free consultation with Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney Kevin Bunn. Kevin is a Raleigh area workers’ comp lawyer with twenty years of experience. He represents injured North Carolina workers across North Carolina, as well as workers’ who were injured in NC or while working for a NC company and now live somewhere else.