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Work accident involving lift causes serious injuries

Mishaps can occur on the job in any industry in North Carolina. However, in manufacturing or construction, a mishap can easily cost a person his or her life or at least one’s ability to work for a certain period of time. One worker suffered injuries recently following an out-of-state work accident in the construction field.

The accident happened on a recent Thursday morning at a church. The lift the worker was using accidentally tipped over. The man might have suffered injuries to his back suffered broken arms, according to police.

A daycare is located in the facility where the accident took place. Fortunately, there were no children in the area of the lift, so none of them were injured. The daycare was closed down for the remainder of the day of the accident. The man is recovering from his injuries, although it’s still unknown how the lift accident happened. A construction company that was placing a new roof on the facility.

Companies have to buy workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees who end up getting hurt while at work in North Carolina. Workers' compensation insurance benefits help to restore some of an injured worker’s wages, in addition to paying for any medical treatment the person needs to get better quickly. Being injured on the job can be devastating, causing people to worry about their financial obligations and their health. An injured employee in our state has the right to seek all applicable financial compensation deemed appropriate following his or her work accident.

Source: kfor.com, "Worker injured after lift tips at Norman church, no daycare children hurt", , May 22, 2014

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