This course provides a comprehensive overview of North Carolina's Workers' Compensation laws, from basic concepts of coverage to advanced rules governing compensability. We will review the administration of the Act, including the forms used by the parties and the North Carolina Industrial Commission, and discuss defenses and other issues of substantive law. Learning Objectives
By taking this course, you will learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in North Carolina. The course is delivered via self-paced, online modules and an end-of-course exam, as described below.
- North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Insurance System Overview
This module covers the technical aspects of insurance in North Carolina including how insurance underwriters determine the premium employers pay and what factors drive up the cost of a workers’ compensation insurance policy.
- Overview of the North Carolina Workers Compensation Legal System
From the history of North Carolina adopting it’s “Workmen’s Compensation Act” in 1929 to the elements of compensability for injury and occupational disease claims, this module provides an overview of the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act.
- North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Legal System, Part II
In this module, you will learn more about defenses, and the time limits created by the Act as well as advanced issues of compensability including claims for mental illness and for unexplained death. We will also discuss the limits of North Carolina’s Exclusive Remedy Doctrine and the Last Injurious Exposure Rule.
- North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Forms and Rules
This module is about nuts and bolts. We will make sense of North Carolina’s form-driven system which often has more than one form applicable to a given situation, and help you avoid common mistakes by reviewing North Carolina’s rules governing the administration of claims and the use of rehabilitation professionals.
- Live Update: Trends in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law
This module is reserved for updates regarding the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation system including legislative changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, particularly important court decisions, or significant changes in the Industrial Commission’s rules or practices.
An exam is included in the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Series. It consists of 50 questions with a 90 minute time period. You must first take the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Series training modules before taking this exam. You will have one attempt to pass this exam with a passing score of 75% or higher. (Additional exams are $50.)
You will receive six months of unlimited access to this package. Upon placing your order, you will receive an email with instructions to access your online training. You may begin immediately!Note: This course may be taken independently for professional development or in conjunction with other courses to earn the Workers Compensation Specialist (WCS) designation. Click on the hyperlinked item for a full description of the designation.