Is There a Form for That?

In North Carolina, there are multiple forms a workers’ compensation claims adjuster (adjuster) must use, and it can be confusing to determine what forms should be filed, and when they should be filed, with the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC).


NCIC – Medical Motions: Procedure & New Rules

Medical Motions Infographic

The N.C. Industrial Commission recently enacted a new rule (04 NCAC 10A .0609A) setting forth the procedure by which a party can seek a ruling from the Commission on disputes involving medical issues only.  The procedures, decision makers and time frames differ, depending on whether the medical issue is an “emergency” and what type of […]


Checklist: Affirmative Defenses to NC Workers’ Comp Claims

Is the workers’ comp claim covered under the NC Workers’ Compensation Act? Before addressing compensability, use this checklist as a guide to consider whether or not the claim has a basis under the NC Workers’ Compensation Act. This checklist outlines the key aspects to consider when determining if the claim falls within the scope of […]