Workers' Compensation

What should I do if I am injured on the job?

Workers' Compensation

Depending on the severity of your injury, the first thing you should do is report the injury to your employer. If your employer does not offer you one, ask if they have accident report forms on hand. Always remember to keep a copy for your records. Next, you should ask your employer if they have certain doctors that they would prefer you to go to. If they have no preference, then seek medical attention as soon as possible from a doctor of your choosing.You will also need to file official notice of your injury with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. You do this by submitting a Form 18 to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. The simple document will also need to be given to your employer or its workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Your employer is supposed to give you one of these, but we can do so or you can obtain it from the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s website.

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