Caution, this is not a good idea, because workers’ compensation laws cover your medical care and lost wages and possibly additional benefits by way of a settlement at the end of your case. It is always best to have your claim reported to the insurance company so that you are protected. The insurance company has a right to timely investigate an injury claim and may deny your claim down the road if it is not properly reported. There is also a risk that your employer may fire you, demote you, or take other adverse action against you. If your employer does take such adverse action, you should contact the North Carolina Department of Labor.