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About the N.C. Industrial Commission

Our Mission

The North Carolina Industrial Commission is an agency of the State of North Carolina created by the General Assembly in 1929 to administer the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. In 1949, the Industrial Commission was also given authority by the General Assembly to administer the Tort Claims Act.

Additionally, the Industrial Commission is charged with administering the Public Safety Employees’ Death Benefits Act, the Childhood Vaccine-Related Injury Compensation Program and Compensation to Persons Erroneously Convicted of Felonies.

The North Carolina Industrial Commission strives to effectively and fairly administer the Workers’ Compensation Act and Tort Claims Act for the State of North Carolina and its citizens in the following manner:

  • Providing reliable, accurate and efficient claims servicing;
  • Providing quick resolutions to disputed issues in an administrative forum;
  • Reviewing status of insurance coverage for employers subject to the Workers’ Compensation Act;
  • Promoting active resolution of disputes through mediation;
  • Resolving controversies by rendering impartial and well-reasoned decisions;
  • Facilitating high quality, effective medical care and rehabilitation for injured workers in complex medical/legal situations;
  • Providing education and training to employers to reduce accident potential in the workplace;
  • Providing prompt, efficient medical bill review in accordance with the NCIC Medical Fees Schedule;
  • Investigating potential criminal violations of the NC Workers’ Compensation Act, insuring compliance and confidence in our state’s workers’ compensation system.

Please review the North Carolina Industrial Commission Bulletin for more information about workers’ compensation in our state.

About the Commissioners

Click here for a short biography of each of our six Commissioners.

Note: The State Government Ethics Act (SGEA) contains both a “general” gift ban prohibiting gifts from certain persons to certain persons unless there is an exception and a “no quid pro” gift ban which prohibits receiving anything of value in exchange for taking or not taking an official action. Both of these gift bans apply to “public servants." Click here to view the official policy by the NC Ethics Commission.