11 NCAC 23A .0608 Statement of Incident Leading to Claim
(a) Upon the request of the employer or the employer's agent to take a written or a recorded statement, the employer or the employer's agent shall advise the employee that the statement may be used to determine whether the claim will be paid or denied. Any employee who gives his or her employer, the employer's carrier, or any agent of the employer either a written or recorded statement of the facts and circumstances surrounding his or her injury shall be furnished a copy of the statement within 45 days after a request by the employee. Further, any employee who gives a written or recorded statement of the facts and circumstances surrounding his or her injury shall, without request, be furnished a copy of the statement within 45 days after the filing of a Form 33 Request that Claim be Assigned for Hearing. The copy shall be furnished at the expense of the person, firm, or corporation at whose direction the statement was taken.
(b) If any person, firm, or corporation fails to comply with this Rule, then a Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner may, if it is in the interest of justice, enter an order prohibiting that person, firm, or corporation, or its representative, from introducing the statement into evidence or using any part of the statement.
History Note: Authority G.S. 97-80(a);
Eff. January 1, 1990;
Amended Eff. November 1, 2014; June 1, 2000;
Recodified from 04 NCAC 10A .0608 Eff. June 1, 2018;
Amended Eff. December 1, 2018.