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Worker with leg injury may get help through workers' compensation

Breaking a leg can be a devastating experience for an employee in North Carolina, as it can require several weeks or months to heal, depending on the severity of the fracture. During this time, injured workers may worry about how they will stay on top of their finances. Typically, a worker injured on-the-job can take advantage of workers' compensation benefits, usually without regard to who may have been at fault in the accident.

One accident that led to a leg injury recently occurred in a northeastern state. A construction worker suffered the injury after he fell while working in a city's downtown area. Firefighters had to climb to the roof, using an aerial ladder in order to save the man, who could not descend on his own.

The worker had to be removed from the roof using a rescue basket. He was taken to the hospital. There was no word on how he fell or any other factors that may have led to the accident.

A worker's worst nightmare may be getting injured on a job site. These employees might worry about being able to cover their regular expenses, as well as get the medical attention they need in order to return to resume their normal life. In these instances, workers' compensation can feel like a godsend and restore their hope of returning to the workforce sooner than later. It is within their rights to seek legal guidance in an effort to maximize the workers' compensation benefits to which workers injured on a North Carolina job site may be entitled.

Source: manewsfeed.com, "Springfield Firefighters Rescue Construction Worker after Fall", , April 2, 2014

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