Q How long is my employer required to pay all of my medical expenses incurred in connection with a work-related accident?
North Carolina workers' compensation law says that the right to payment for medical expenses shall terminate two years after the employer’s last payment of medical workers’ compensation payments.
However, if it is anticipated that medical expenses will be incurred past the two-year deadline, the NC Industrial Commission will issue a special order requiring payment of these benefits even if they are incurred more than two years from the date of the last medical payment. This will only happen if you (or your North Carolina workers' comp lawyer) take affirmative action to be sure your employer will have to pay you for expenses which are incurred after two years. Without this special order, the two-year limit applies.