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May 2015 Archives

Understanding the impact of traumatic brain injuries on workers


Traumatic brain injuries can be both serious and costly to treat. In addition to the significant impact a traumatic brain injury (TBI) suffered on the job can have on the injured worker, TBIs can also place a substantial burden on the worker's family. Many TBI injuries require a prolonged recovery, which can be a burden to both the injured worker and family members tasked with the care of the injured worker.

Understanding the basics of the workers' compensation program


At its most basic level, workers' compensation benefits are designed to protect workers who are injured on the job. Workers' compensation benefits are intended to ensure that injured or disabled workers receive monetary assistance and financial compensation, instead of forcing then to bring a legal claim for damages against an employer. Workers' compensation death benefits for surviving family members are designed to also provide protections for surviving family members of workers who are killed on the job or die as a result of a work-related illness.

North Carolina worker is killed in fall from tree

There are a number of workers in industries that may not assume or considered they could suffer an injury or illness in a workplace accident, or even be killed in a fatal work incident. Unfortunately, even occupations that appear relatively safe have risks and dangers associated to them. All workers in North Carolina and other states in the nation could potentially be victims in a fatal work-related incident.

What are an employer's workers' compensation responsibilities?


It is important for both employers and employees to understand health and safety rules help protect employees in all types of occupations. Specifically, if an employee is injured, depending on the circumstances of the injury, the employee might be entitled to benefits. There are obligations of employers related to workers' compensation coverage in North Carolina. Both employers and employees may, from time to time, wonder what an employer's workers' compensation responsibilities in North Carolina are.