In North Carolina an injured worker is required to report an injury at work to the North Carolina Industrial Commission within thirty days (30) of your injury and no greater than two (2) years of the date of your injury. N.C. Gen.Stat. § 97-22. Injuries are reported on a North Carolina Industrial Commission Form 18. The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) is the state agency that handles all workers’ compensation claims, hearings and appeals. To report your claim, report your claim with a Form 18, informing the Industrial Commission and your employer of the nature of your injury, how the injury occurred and when the injury occurred. Why you should file a NCIC form 18 with Susan O’Malley
Some injured workers neglect to immediately report their injury to the Industrial Commission due to fear for their jobs. This delay in reporting can result in a valid case being denied due to prejudice to the carrier. Delay in reporting can also delay payment of medical expense and indemnity (wage loss). File your Form 18 and protect your claim. If you have questions about whether your injury is work related, contact our office and we will gladly discuss the compensable nature of your claim and discuss your rights.