Searching the New N.C. Industrial Commission Databases
March 20, 2008
NCIC Home Page
1. The Industrial Commission adjudicates North Carolina’s workers’ compensation claims and tort claims against the state. The NCIC has six public full-text searchable databases, plus the NCIC Mediator Database: http://www.ic.nc.gov/ncic/meddb/searchmeds.html and N.C. Workers’ Compensation Name Search System: http://www.ic.nc.gov/iwcnss/. The NCIC Mediator Database lists both Mediators on the N.C. Industrial Commission’s Appointed List and Mediators who are not on that list but may be chosen by the parties as their Mediator; and the Workers’ Comp Name Search System provides business addresses and telephone numbers of employers and insurance carriers, and identifies the carrier (if any) providing workers’ compensation coverage to each employer.
To use the Livelink software on the six full-text searchable databases, please go to http://www.ic.nc.gov/ncic/pages/database.htm and click NCIC Databases.
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User Log-in to: Workers’ Comp Decision Search Page
1. Type public in Username: text box. (Note: Username: and Password: are case sensitive. Please type them in lowercase letters only.)
2. Press the Enter key to access the …
Livelink Search [Public] Page
1. The six full-text searchable databases are:
a. Deputy Commissioner, which includes all Deputy Commissioner decisions filed since March 1, 2000.
b. Enterprise (formerly Everything [Public]) allows the general public to search the following four databases simultaneously: Deputy Commissioner, Full Commission, N.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and Statutes.
c. Enterprise [All Versions] allows the user to search the following four databases simultaneously: Deputy Commissioner [Staff], Full Commission, N.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and Statutes.
d. Full Commission, which includes all Full Commission decisions filed since December 1, 1994.
e. N.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, which includes all precedent-setting decisions filed since 1994. (Note: Hypertext links to PDF versions of selected Rule 30(e) non-precedent-setting decisions can be found on http://www.ic.nc.gov/ncic/pages/court.htm.)
f. Statutes (formerly Statutes/NCIC Rules), which includes pertinent portions of the N.C. General Statutes—updated through the changes made by the 2007 General Assembly—plus the latest update of the N.C. Industrial Commission Rules.
Searching Multiple Databases Simultaneously: To search several databases at simultaneously, click to select the first database, and then press and hold down the Ctrl key and click to select each additional database to search. When you have finished, release the Ctrl key.
2. Click NCIC Databases hypertext line in the Searchable Databases section (at the bottom of the page) to access the …
1. In the Full Text section, indicate whether to Look for: All Words, Any Words, Exact Phrase, or Complex Query.
(TIP #1: To search for citations of a specific statute, such as N.C. Gen. Stat. §97-88.1, choose the Exact Phrase option and type 97-88.1 in the text box.
TIP #2: To look for decisions filed by a particular Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner, choose Exact Phrase and type by theresa in the text box, for example, to find decisions filed by Deputy Commissioner Theresa B. Stephenson.)
2. To search for more than one term at a time, click the small gray + button at far right of Full Text section to open another search-term text box.
In the Scope section, click to select the database(s) to search. To search more than one database at the same time, click to select the first database, and then press and hold down the Ctrl key and click to select each additional database to search. When you have finished, release the Ctrl key.
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