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November 2016 Archives

North Carolina industrial accidents: Lumber yard worker killed

In North Carolina and elsewhere, accidents often occur in the workplace. When this happens, those injured or -- in the event of fatality -- their surviving family members may be negatively affected in a number of ways. Industrial accidents, in particular, can be devastating. This appears to the be case following a recent incident at a lumber yard in another state.

Employer negligence questioned following tanker explosion

In another state, two individuals were injured while at work when a tanker exploded. The company for which these two people are employed was investigated, as employer negligence was suspected. According to reports, those injured in this event have suffered significant injuries. They may be entitled to utilize workers' compensation benefits in order to get the medical and financial help they need during their recoveries. Such benefits are also available to eligible employees in North Carolina who have also suffered injuries while on the job.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Common workplace causes

The often debilitating condition known as Complex Region Pain Syndrome CRPS, which is also sometimes called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, can be caused by workplace accidents. Acquiring CRPS/RSD can result in prolonged and severe pain, changes in skin color or temperature, swelling, and tenderness to touch. Typically, this condition impacts one or more limbs following a traumatic accident. The pain can range from a "sleeping limb" sensation similar to the "pins and needles" feeling all the way up to severe pain that prevents normal functioning in a worker.

A spine injury can have devastating effects on one's life

Every year, numerous people in North Carolina and elsewhere suffer back injuries while on the job. Some of these are muscle-related and can be easily overcome with rest, medication and rehabilitation. However, when these injuries directly affect the spine, the results can be devastating. It is not uncommon for a spine injury to cause life-long pain or even disability.

Workers' compensation and undocumented workers

Most people believe that no matter what, a person injured on a job site will have medical care covered by workers' compensation. Thankfully, this belief is mostly accurate, as the state of North Carolina has progressive and inclusive laws regarding workers' compensation. Even if you or a loved one who was injured while working are undocumented workers, you may still be entitled to workers' compensation coverage for your medical care and ongoing bills as a result of the workplace injury.

Company fined for workplace accident that resulted in amputation

A company in another state has been fined for its failure to protect employees from amputation hazards. This fine comes shortly after a workplace accident that left an employee severely injured. While this may have occurred elsewhere, it could easily happen in North Carolina and those who have experienced injuries while on the job may seek compensation for their losses.