About the North Carolina Industrial Commission
If you have been injured on the job and submit a workers’ compensation claim, your case will be decided by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. The Industrial Commission operates somewhat like a court with cases heard by a Deputy Commissioner rather than a jury. The North Carolina Industrial Commission is located in Raleigh, but it sends Deputy Commissioners throughout the state to hold hearings. You can review the Industrial Commission website.
Sometimes, disputes are handled via mail or phone. However, if your case moves to the hearing stage, you will typically have a hearing at a courthouse or other location near you. After the hearing, the lawyers for each side gather medical testimony and send briefs to the Deputy Commissioner. The Deputy Commissioner will review the briefs and other evidence and make a decision. This process can take many months to resolve.
Workers’ Comp Lawyers to Protect your Rights
The workers’ compensation insurance company will have an experienced insurance adjuster or an attorney working for them. If your case has to go to a hearing before the NC Industrial Commission, you will need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to protect your rights.
Hemmings & Stevens - A Raleigh NC Workers’ Compensation Law Firm
If you have questions about the North Carolina Industrial Commission, contact the North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers at Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. You can call us at 919.277.0161 or contact us online.
This article regarding North Carolina Industrial Commission and North Carolina workers’ compensation cases is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC, that has experience with the Industrial Commission, if you have a workers’ compensation claim that has been scheduled for a hearing.