As written in the 2010 State Report Cards for Workers’ Comp document, which collects seven years worth of data between 2000 and 2007, North Carolina is a tear three state that receives a “C” when it comes to workers’ compensation. The report cards are based on information collected and analyzed from OSHA recordable injuries and illnesses forms and focuses on five outcome measurements:
- Incidence Rates
- Cases Missing Work
- Median Disability Durations
- Delayed Recovery Rate
- Key Condition: Low Back Strain
North Carolina's workers' comp system did very well in the median disability duration measurement, with an average response time of seven days.