11 NCAC 23B .0104 ELECTRONIC FILINGS WITH THE COMMISSION; HOW TO FILE
(a) All filings to the Commission in tort claims shall be submitted electronically in accordance with this Rule. Any document transmitted to the Commission in a manner not in accordance with this Rule shall not be accepted for filing. Plaintiffs without legal representation may file all documents with the Office of the Clerk of the Commission via the Commission's Electronic Document Filing Portal ("EDFP") or by sending the documents to the Clerk of the Industrial Commission via electronic mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), facsimile, U.S. Mail, private courier service, or hand delivery.
(b) Information regarding how to use EDFP is available at http://www.ic.nc.gov/training.html. In the event EDFP is inoperable, all documents required to be filed via EDFP shall be transmitted to the Commission via electronic mail to email@example.com. Documents required to be filed via EDFP that are sent to the Commission via electronic mail when EDFP is operable shall not be accepted for filing.
(c) Any party may apply to the Commission for an emergency temporary waiver of the electronic filing requirement set forth in Paragraph (a) of this Rule if it is unable to comply because of temporary technical problems or lack of electronic mail or internet access. The request for an emergency temporary waiver shall be included with any filing submitted via facsimile, U.S. Mail, or hand delivery due to such temporary technical or access issues.
(d) A Notice of Appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals shall be accepted for filing by the Commission via EDFP, U.S. Mail, hand delivery, or any other means allowed by the Rules of Appellate Procedure or applicable statutes governing appeals from the General Courts of Justice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, plaintiffs without legal representation may file all documents with the Commission as provided in Paragraph (a) of this Rule.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143-291; 143-293; 143-297; 143-300;
Eff. May 1, 2000;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2014;
Recodified from 04 NCAC 10B .0104 Eff. June 1, 2018;
Amended Eff. March 1, 2021; March 1, 2019.