The best way to determine the answer to this question is to speak with a Workers’ Compensation Specialist. Generally speaking, if your employer has three or more employees, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. You may be covered regardless of your immigration status. North Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws cover injuries that result from an accident arising out of and in the course of employment. The law also covers “occupational diseases,” which include some lung conditions such as asbestosis or silicosis, and some repetitive-motion conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Your injury will have to fit the very specific legal definition of a covered injury under applicable law. You are eligible to recover compensation even if you are at fault in the accident. In most cases, your sole remedy for on-the-job injuries is through the workers’ compensation system.