Suffering an injury on the job can be a minor inconvenience or a major disaster. Many accidents can fall in between these extremes, but any work injury means the worker should file a worker's compensation claim. Injuries that seem minor can suddenly turn into severe injuries.
With some luck and a bit of care, you may never have to worry about injuring yourself at work. If you do, though, you may not be able to afford basic living expenses. Fortunately, there is a safety net. Through the North Carolina workers’ compensation system, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and rehabilitation costs.