NC Workers’ Compensation 7 Day Waiting Period

Unfortunately, injured workers will not receive compensation for lost wages during the first seven calendar days that they are out of work due to a workers’ compensation injury, unless they remain disabled for at least 21 days.  The missed days do not have to be consecutive, and even a partial day of work missed will be counted as a full day.  After the seven day waiting period, an employer or their workers’ compensation insurance carrier must begin sending ...

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NC Workers’ Comp Attorney Discusses Mileage Reimbursement

Many workers’ compensation claimants are unaware that they are entitled to mileage reimbursement for medical appointments, provided that they travel 20 miles or more round-trip.  The current reimbursement rate is $0.565 per mile.  Each year, the North Carolina Industrial Commission sets the amount of reimbursement.  To receive mileage reimbursement, claimants should report the mileage on a Form 25T to their employer or the insurance adjuster.  As the gas prices in North Carolina steadily increase, every ...

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NC Workers’ Comp Attorney Discusses Taxes and Workers’ Comp Benefits

Do I have to pay taxes on my workers’ compensation benefits?

No.  Generally, your workers’ compensation benefits, whether received weekly or in a lump sum payment, are not taxable.  However, if you are awarded Social Security Disability benefits, your workers’ compensation benefits may be taxable.

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Be Careful Filling Out Workers’ Compensation Forms

In order to properly manage a workers’ compensation case, you need to be knowledgeable about the many forms used.  Be careful when filling out your forms.  Your workers’ compensation claim can be lost by missing a deadline for filing the form or filling out a form improperly.

Below is a list of a few important forms:

  • Form 60 is used by the employer to accept a claim
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