The Worker’s Compensation poster for North Carolina has been rewritten to include new requirements for employers and their employees who suffer a work-related injury or occupational disease.

The mandatory labor law poster states that employees should immediately file a claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission for any work-related injury or occupational disease. The term “occupational disease” replaces “work-related illness” on the previous workers’ compensation poster.

North Carolina employers must ensure that compensation is promptly paid under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, according to the revised North Carolina labor law poster.

Notification requirements for both employers and employees who are injured on the job or suffer an occupational disease have been clarified on the updated poster.

In addition, two help line telephone numbers and an Industrial Commission website have been added to the updated poster. One help line is for employees seeking assistance from the Commission and one is for employers seeking information about workplace safety education and training.