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September 2016 Archives

What does workers' compensation benefits cover?

It is not uncommon for a person who has been injured while on the job to have a lot of question about getting help and coverage from his or her employer. Most employers in North Carolina are required, by law, to provide workers' compensation benefits for when workplace injuries or deaths occur. However, many employees or their families may not be aware of how much these benefits actually cover.

Toxic exposure to mold can lead to numerous health issues

It is not uncommon for toxic substances to be encountered while on the job. Toxic mold, for example, can be found in the walls of one's place of employment, at construction sites or various other places at which one may may find him or herself working. The toxic exposure to mold and other harmful substances is known to have many adverse effects on one's health. Those in North Carolina who have or are currently experiencing health issues due to toxic exposure in the workplace may utilize workers' compensation benefits in order to seek medical help and to cover any wages that would otherwise be lost during treatment and recovery.

4 injured in construction site accident in North Carolina

Several construction workers in North Carolina were transported to area hospitals after falling nearly 20 feet while framing a roof. This incident reportedly occurred Sept. 8, in Union City. The construction site accident is not the first for the company, Trent Builders. In fact, the company has been fined twice before by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to provide fall protection for its employees.

Injured in a scaffolding accident, what are my options?

Construction site accidents, in North Carolina and elsewhere, occur far more frequently than anyone would like to think. Construction companies are supposed to adhere to strict safety guidelines, however, things still happen and employees get hurt -- or worse. Scaffolding is used by approximately 65 percent of all construction workers. When a scaffolding accident occurs, what help is available to assist the injured during his or her recovery?

North Carolina work accident: Construction worker drowned

Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the cause of a construction worker's death. According to a recent report, the victim drowned after he fell into a lake while trying to untangle equipment while on the highway bridge on which he was working. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called to review this work accident in order to determine if the proper safety protocols were followed.