The time to act on these rights is immediately. That’s because workers do not have unlimited time to gather evidence and file a claim. Even though the law allows the injured worker latitude in failing to give written notice of the incident, all claims have to be filed with the North Carolina Industrial Commission within two years.
Failure to file a Form 18 within this allotted time frame will result in the claim being forever barred, with no chance of recovery – not matter how strong your case. Even then, once the forms have been filed, the case cannot be allowed to languish. The courts will not wait forever. Continue reading