The Workers’ Compensation law provides medical benefits and disability
compensation including a weekly compensation benefit for time lost.
All North Carolina State Government employees are covered under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Those covered include all employees and officers of the State including elected officials, members of the General Assembly, and persons appointed to serve on a per diem, part-time or fee basis. Any employee who suffers an accidental injury or contracts an occupational disease within the meaning of the Workers’ Compensation Act is entitled to benefits provided by the Act. The employee is entitled to medical benefits and compensation for time lost from work and any disability which results from the injury. The State has a “self-insured” program and expenditures are paid from current operating budgets.