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What is an Notice of Compensation Payable (NCP)?

Workers' Compensation

Once an employer sends the Workers’ Compensation Carrier notice of your work injury they have 21 days to respond in the form of a Denial or Notice of Compensation Payable. The notice will come in the form of a letter via the postal mail. Whether denied or accepted, I always advise to consult a Workers’ Compensation attorney to review your case and be prepared to respond when necessary.

What is an NCP?

A NCP or Notice of Compensation Payable is issued by the Workers’ Compensation Carrier accepting the claim, agreeing to pay wage loss and medical benefits or just medical benefits. This can also be in the form of a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable, which is only for 90 days.

Notice of Compensation Payable

Notice of Compensation Payable is your ticket and the document you want to receive!  In short the Workers’ Compensation Carrier has agreed to cover your work injury.

Keep in mind that in time the Workers’ Compensation Carrier will want to stop benefits. This may be in the form of a settlement or a request to modify, suspend, or terminate benefits. Even if you receive a NCP, it is still a good idea to retain a workers’ compensation attorney to have on your side for all issues that will come up.  It is not a matter of “if”….it is a matter of “when”.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about workers’ compensation through our Workers’ Comp Wednesdays with Kara Curry on 99.9 The Hawk.  If you or a loved one has a question regarding your work injury or claim I invite you to contact me via phone (215) 530-7166, email or the form to the right.  As a certified workers’ compensation attorney, I am happy to offer free consultations.  – Paula Robinson, Esq.