Health Care

Do workers’ compensation claims require an injury by accident?

Do workers’ compensation claims require an injury by accident?

Many, but not all, require that the injury be a result of an injury by accident. Simply put, injuries that are not born out of unusual circumstances and occur in the normal work routine are not compensable claims in North Carolina. Claims for most body parts require unusual circumstances in order for the insurance company to be liable. Back and neck claims are the exception in that no accident is required – only a specific traumatic incident.