North Carolina Law Requires that if your business or corporation has 3 or more employees, then you must carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance.*
Workers Comp protects you, the employer, by providing money and medical benefits to an employee who has an injury as a result of an accident, injury or occupational disease on-the-job. An employee may be eligible to receive money and medical benefits in exchange for forfeiting the common law right to sue you, the employer. Your business can benefit by receiving immunity from court actions against you, in exchange for accepting liability that is limited and determined.
The cost of insurance varies depending upon your market of coverage. There are rates for each specific type or classification of employment. These rates are applied on a percentage basis. The percentage is applied to per one hundred ($100.00) dollars of payroll. As a corporate officer, sole proprietor or partner, you may choose to exempt yourself from coverage under your policy or elect to have yourself covered. In some situations, general contractors may make it a condition of employment for subcontractors to be covered.
Trying to run a company without the right insurance is risky and may leave you financially responsible for work related accidents, injuries and disease. In addition there are stiff penalties for not being in conformity with state law. Employers not in compliance with the Act may be subject to monetary penalties for each day of non-compliance until proper coverage is obtained.
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*several types of businesses do not follow these guidelines