North Carolina Workers Compensation Law

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North Carolina Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No

Numerical Exceptions: 3;The Act exempts individual sawmill and logging operators with less than 10 employees, operating less than 60 days in six consecutive months and whose principal business is unrelated to sawmills.

Choice of Physician: Employer makes the initial selection of physician, which may be changed by the state agency.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 7 days

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? More than 21 days

Attorney Fees Permitted: Individual case basis

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