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Work accident involves fall at construction site

People's biggest concerns at work often include making the boss happy, getting the job done quickly and maintaining a certain level of quality in their work. They often may talk about surviving the day, but for some employees, the need to survive the day is quite literal, as they are confronted with hazardous and even deadly situations on a daily basis. An employee especially runs the risk of getting hurt in a work accident in fields such as construction and manufacturing in North Carolina.

One employee in a recent out-of-state case recently suffered injuries after falling at a residential development that was being constructed. The 33-year-old fell from a ladder that was 8 feet tall. This accident occurred while he was laboring on the building's fifth floor.

It is believed that the man plummeted about 10 or 15 feet. The accident happened during the morning hours; afterward, the injured worker complained about having pain in his leg, back and head. The man was taken to the hospital, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was made aware of the situation.

Getting injured on the job initially can be frightening because the victim doesn't necessarily know the extent of the injuries or how long it will take to recover. Fortunately, workers' compensation insurance is designed to help workers who are injured in a work accident to get the treatments they need as well as continue to afford their monthly bills and other regular expenses. These individuals in North Carolina have the right to pursue all of the benefits to which they are entitled under our state laws following work-related accidents that lead to injuries or illnesses.

Source: nj.com, "Worker injured in fall at Morristown construction site, cops say", Justin Zaremba, April 18, 2014

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