Filing for Workers' Compensation

Filing for Workers’ Compensation in North Carolina

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If you have suffered an injury at your workplace, it is imperative to file for workers’ compensation benefits in order to have your employer cover your medical expenses and any loss of income. All forms of workers’ compensation can be found on the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s website.

However, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney due to the complexities of the legal system. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our legal team at Hyland + Padilla, PLLC has an extensive knowledge of North Carolina workers’ compensation laws to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.

The Importance of Filing on Time

The purpose of filing all of the necessary forms adequately and in a timely fashion is to shorten the processing time. Since the Industrial Commission utilizes a form-based practice, it standardizes many of the proceedings involved in notices of the claim, continuation of medical care beyond the claim’s statutes, and disputes over the claim.

  • The following are the forms you may need to file to receive workers’ compensation benefits in North Carolina:
  • Form 18 – Needs to be completed within two years of an injury by the injured worker or their lawyer in order to notify their employer and the Industrial Commission of any workers’ compensation claim.
  • Form 18B – Exclusively meant to file a claim for lung disease (through Asbestosis or Silicosis). Must be filed as soon as the injured workers has a diagnosis of the possible lung disease.
  • Form 18M – Based on the advice of the treating physicians, this form must be filed if the injured worker needs continued medical care beyond the normal two-year period.
  • Form 19 – The initial report of injury that the employer needs to file within a two-year period from the day of the injury.
  • Form 25C – Necessary to recover reimbursement for mileage expenses for those that traveled more than 20 miles for doctors’ visits.

If forms are not filed properly, of if employees do not follow the rules, they can suffer serious consequences that could have a negative impact on their case. Fortunately, our Raleigh + Durham workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to help.

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Whether your employer is uncooperative or if your claim is initially denied, Hyland + Padilla, PLLC is ready to fight for you while you make a successful recovery. We understand what it takes to ensure that your claim is processed as quickly as possible.

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