How Long Can North Carolina Workers' Comp Pay Benefits to Injured Worker?

In North Carolina, workers who sustain injuries while performing duties within the scope of their job are entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits. These benefits can go on for up to 500 weeks.

There may be situations where you need support beyond the standard 500 weeks. In such cases, it’s possible to request an extension of these benefits. The application for this extension can be submitted to the North Carolina Industrial Commission 425 weeks after you start receiving the Workers’ Compensation Benefits.