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May 2016 Archives

New OSHA rule will make workplace injuries public knowledge

When potential employees are asked whether they have questions during interviews, most do not think to ask about the rate of job-related injuries. Even if North Carolina interviewees feel uncomfortable requesting this information from potential employers, they will soon be able to access a detailed list of injuries online. A new rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers to regularly update the agency with data related to workplace injuries that will then be posted online.

Injuries from falls continue to plague construction industry

Working at significant heights above ground can be an understandably daunting task. Many North Carolina construction workers face this type of reality every day, and as such they rely heavily on safety standards to prevent devastating falls. Sadly, some workers are not able to count on their employers to protect their safety, leading to serious injuries or even worse.

Seeking legal help after a North Carolina workplace accident

Every North Carolina worker has the right to reasonably assume that an employer has made every effort to adhere to safety standards and regulations that help employees avoid injury in the workplace. When a workplace accident does occur, it is crucial that an injured worker report the incident and follow the required steps to submit a claim to collect compensation benefits. Depending on the circumstances, however, this process can be complicated, and any worker with questions or concerns is advised to seek legal counsel in the matter.