With very few exceptions, workers' compensation claims in Greensboro must be filed within two years.
Failure to do this will usually result in a worker forever forfeiting the right to pursue benefits. Per North Carolina G.S. 97-58, which covers the time limit for filing workers' compensation claims, workers have either two years from the date of injury or illness (or the date they learned of the injury or illness) to initiate the process.
The only exceptions are for occupational disease like asbestosis or mesothelioma or silicosis or lead poisoning, where the worker might not know he or she has been sickened until years or even decades later.