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Filing for Workers’ Compensation in North Carolina

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Filing for Workers’ Compensation in North Carolina

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Workers’ compensation enables employees, who have suffered injuries or illness at their workplace, to obtain payment benefits to cover medical expenses and financial damages caused by the accident. In order to successfully recover workers’ compensation, there are important steps you need to take.

The following are the forms you may need to file to receive workers’ compensation benefits in NC:

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 Durham workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to help.

The attorneys at Hyland + Padilla are here to help you maximize your potential recovery*

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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.

Damages you may pursue in a worker's compensation claim include:

  • Medical expenses related to the injury.
  • Permanent disability.
  • Vocational rehabilitation.
  • Loss of wages.

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