I hurt my leg on the job 10 days ago and thought it would get better through rest and home medication. It hasn't got any better and now I think I need to go to the doctor---is it too late?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Work injury
No, but you need to report it in writing to your employer ASAP...certainly within 30 days of injury. Tell them you thought it would get better, but it has not and you need to go to a doctor. They should send you to a physician and file a Form 19 with the NC Industrial Commission. You should file a Form 18 with the NC Industrial Commission. You can link to Industrial Commission website for forms and a Bulletin through our website at ncworkcomp.com. Good luck!
S. Neal Camak
Lennon & Camak, PLLC
Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law