Workers Compensation North Carolina

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North Carolina Workers Compensation at a Glance

  • Requirements for North Carolina Workers’ Compensation

  • Workers Compensation exceptions in the State of North Carolina

  • Understand North Carolina's Workers’ Compensation reporting requirements

  • Avoid Workers’ Compensation fines in North Carolina

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a business be exempt from Workers' Compensation in North Carolina?

North Carolina requires Workers' Compensation coverage for most employers that employ three or more employees. However, sole proprietors, members of LLCs, and partners are not automatically counted as employees and can choose to be covered at their discretion.

What Does North Carolina Workers' Compensation Cover?

In North Carolina, Workers' Compensation insurance pays for approved medical treatment that may be required due to a work-related injury or occupational illness. North Carolina Workers' Compensation also provides income replacement for lost wages due to temporary disability caused by a workplace injury. Job retraining may be available if the injured worker is unable to return to their previous job.

Where Can I Buy North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Employers in North Carolina can purchase Workers' Compensation coverage through agents or brokers or through online portals like CoverWallet, which can also provide additional insurance policy types for your business. North Carolina does not have a state fund for Workers' Compensation but the state does provide a high-risk pool which can help to place coverage for high-risk businesses.

How Much Will I Pay for Workers’ Compensation Insurance in North Carolina?

Similar to in other states, Workers' Compensation rates in North Carolina are determined by a number of factors, including the type of industry, your company's claim history, and your payroll totals. CoverWallet’s team can give you a quote on Workers' Compensation coverage and other essential insurance coverages for your business.

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References for Workers Compensation in North Carolina

Being a small business presents several challenges that may need more assistance. While CoverWallet provides you the best insurance, you can also consider these references to further support your small business:

North Carolina Industrial Commission

430 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27603
Mon through Fri from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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North Carolina Department of Insurance

325 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC, 27604
Mon through Fri from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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