NC Workers’ Compensation Checklist

In looking up some information on Union’s in North Carolina, today I came across a Workers’ Compensation Checklist for you to review and print if you have been injured in a workplace accident.  Some of the important things for you to do include:

  • Prepare a detailed statement of everything you can remember about the accident, including how you were injured and who was there.  Discuss how serious your injuries are and how they affect your day-to-day life.
  • If appropriate, take pictures of your injuries, and describe where you were hurt and what, if anything caused the injury.
  • Keep a copy of the letter you sent to your employer letting them know you were injured. (Review this post if you have questions about this).
  • Keep a list of every doctor you have been to see, including dates of treatment, contact information, and bills that you received from the doctor.
  • Maintain all correspondence from/to your employer and/or your insurance adjuster regarding your claim.
  • Keep track of the miles you drove both two and from medical treatment, receipts for parking and tolls, and other expenses related to the same.
  • Maintain receipts for any other expenses you incur as a result of your injury.
  • Keep copies of all of your workers’ compensation checks and/or pay stubs if you return to work.

Here is a printable and more complete checklist for you to use.