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How can a worker tell if an employer has workers' compensation benefits?

In North Carolina, it should be as easy as knowing how many co-workers you have. As North Carolina Workers' Compensation Attorney Barry Jennings explains, under North Carolina law, every company that has three or more regular employees is required to carry workers' compensation insurance or be self-insured for workers' compensation coverage.

WorkersComp22_06042014Businesses who carry workers' compensation insurance or are self-insured are required by law to post a notice in your workplace. Employment notices are usually posted in common areas such as break rooms or other gathering spots.

However, not all businesses who are required to carry workers' compensation insurance in North Carolina do so. The Raleigh News & Observer published a report in April that as many as 30,000 companies in North Carolina do not have the required workers' compensation insurance. The newspaper also reported that some companies exploited a loophole in the law by classifying their employees as independent contractors and then purchasing a policy known as a "ghost policy" in which they purchased coverage for a single worker to be added to the payroll at a later date. The policy was meant to cover one of the "contractors" in the event of an injury.

The newspaper used public information to compile the report, and in response, legislators passed a law making this information confidential. Now, not even employees can find out if their employers have workers' compensation insurance. Lawmakers have said this was an unintended consequence of the law, and they have vowed to push for changes in the law.

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers

If you have been injured on the job and you have a question about whether your employer has workers' compensation benefits, you may need to call a lawyer to help you find out. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your case and to find out how one of our North Carolina workers' compensation lawyers may be able to help you.

Contact Information

Asheville Law Office

300 Ridgefield Court Suite 309
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-552-8215
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

301 S McDowell St, Suite 900
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

2915 Raeford Road, Suite 204
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

1308 Wayne Memorial Drive, Suite B
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Greenville Law Office

702 Cromwell Dr. Suite G
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Morganton Law Office

216 N. Sterling Street, Suite B
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-219-3080
Toll Free: 1-844-520-2894

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Raleigh Law Office

4325 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

144 Woodridge Court
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078