What is covered under workers’ comp?
The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) governs workers’ compensation. Employees are generally entitled to benefits if they suffer:
- An injury by accident
- A specific traumatic incident such as a debilitating back injury
- An occupational disease such as asbestosis and silicosis.
These events must have occurred to the employee while carrying out activities for their employer. The employee must have been acting within the course and scope of their employment at the time of earning their injury in order to receive benefits.