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Types of Workers' Compensation Benefits

You may be entitled to wage replacement and cash benefits

Every workplace accident is unique, but all should be taken seriously. If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The nature of your benefits will depend on the severity of the injury.

For more information, contact a North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer at our firm. Call 1-866-900-7078. Your initial case evaluation and conversation is free, and there is no obligation.

Forms of Benefits

Before injured workers can receive any form of compensation listed below, their employer’s insurance company must accept the claim. If their claim is denied, or they feel they are not getting a fair deal, they can appeal to the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

Such appeals can be complicated and an injured worker facing an appeal should seriously consider consulting with a legal team that includes North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Worker’s Compensation law.

The experienced Workers’ Compensation Department at James Scott Farrin has dealt with thousands of Workers’ Compensation cases over the years. Several of our attorneys are Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation law by the North Carolina State Bar. Two have worked at the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the legal body charged with administering and enforcing Workers’ Compensation laws. Several of the attorneys in the Workers’ Compensation Department formerly defended insurance companies in Workers’ Compensation cases. Several have more than 10 years of experience and the Workers’ Compensation Team has access to several staff members who are bilingual in English and Spanish.

Learn more about the Workers’ Compensation process and how to file a claim. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin — we’re on your side.

What you may be entitled to receive

Please click on any of the following links to find out more about wage replacement and cash benefits:

Other forms of Workers’ Compensation Benefits:

Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab)

In North Carolina, insured workers who cannot return to their former employment or are returned to a lower paying job may be entitled to Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab) at the expense of their employers. These may include on-the-job training; transferable skills analysis and testing; resume, interviewing and job application services; job search assistance; education and tuition payment for retraining; among other things.


Scarring or damage to internal organs not specifically covered under “permanent partial disability” (PPD) rules may be entitled to additional compensation up to $10,000.

Travel Mileage

Employees are entitled to collect for mileage for travel to medical treatment facilities when round trip mileage exceeds 20 miles. In the event injured workers cannot drive themselves, the insurance carrier should provide transportation.

Information on this page is not intended as a substitute for a medical evaluation by a qualified provider or case review with an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney.