Recovery under North Carolina’s workers’ compensation law falls into five basic categories:
- Wage replacement. NC workers’ comp law provides that an injured worker unable to work is entitled to tax-free benefits calculated by two-thirds of their average weekly wage until they are able to return to work.
- Payment of all related medical expenses. Injured workers should not be charged directly by the medical providers, employers are required to pay all approved medical bills.
- Compensation for permanent impairment to a part of the body. Learn about how North Carolina calculates the impairment value of each impaired body part.
- Payment for disfigurement. Additional benefits for disfigurement are provided under NC law, however there are limits.
- Death benefits. Special statutes of limitations apply to workers' comp death benefits.