The Industrial Commission is the state agency that administers the federal Workers' Compensation Act, which provides compensation benefits for industrial injuries. The purpose of the act is not only to offer a swift and certain remedy for an injured worker, but also to ensure a limited and determinate liability for employers. The Industrial Commission was created by  the North Carolina General Assembly  in 1929. The governor appoints its members for six-year terms.
North Carolina Industrial Commission official website: http://www.ic.nc.gov/ (accessed October 22, 2012). 
"North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law." North Carolina Industrial Commission. http://www.ic.nc.gov/ncic/pages/ncwclaw.htm  (accessed October 22, 2012).
"An Act to Provide a System of Workmen's Compensation in the State of North Carolina and to Further Provide for Securing the Payment of Such Compensation." Public laws and resolutions passed by the General Assembly at its session of 1929. Raleigh [N.C.]: Mitchell Print. Co. 1929. p. 117. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,238612  (accessed October 22, 2012).
"Letter, Accession #: H.1989.57.3 ." 1929. North Carolina Museum of History.
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