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Work accident at rail yard injures employee

People often view their jobs as lifelines; after all, without a job, a person cannot make a living and thus cannot support himself or herself. If the person ends up being injured in a work accident in North Carolina, he or she may naturally feel distraught and panicked, wondering how he or she will ever be able to maintain the ability to work with a back or limb injury, for example. Fortunately, workers' compensation can prove to be helpful for sustaining injured workers and the families that depend on them.

In a recent out-of-state case, a man who was working at a rail yard was injured. The accident took place during the morning hours. He ended up being taken to the hospital via helicopter.

The employee suffered from injuries to the lower part of his body, authorities said. The accident occurred when he was doing work among the locomotives and rail cars. Officials continued to investigate the situation.

Employers must buy insurance that benefits an employee who suffers injuries in a work accident. This is beneficial for two reasons: First, an injured worker may receive benefits despite who was at fault in the workplace incident. Second, employers receive protection from being sued by their workers. Employees who have been injured or have fallen ill at a North Carolina job site certainly have the right to pursue the appropriate insurance benefits due to them. Each case is different, and legal counsel might be able to help such victims to explore all of their options and to estimate the conclusions they can expect in their specific cases.

Source: wggb.com, Worker Injured at Deerfield Railroad Yard, No author, Jan. 28, 2014

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