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Man suffers head injury in scaffolding accident

There are many ways in which a worker in North Carolina can become injured while completing job-related tasks. While workers and employees often take certain precautions to provide safeguards against workplace accidents, they can still occur, leaving workers and their families struggling financially. Unfortunately, a man in another state recently suffered serious injuries in a scaffolding accident.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in May. The investigation is ongoing, but reports claim that the man was an employee of a county parks department. He was reportedly on scaffolding that was being used for the construction of a new picnic pavilion.

Unfortunately, the man is believed to have lost his footing, causing him to fall approximately eight feet. Reports indicate that he hit his head on a pad of concrete. While representatives for the county have not commented on his condition, he was transported to the hospital by helicopter. Many details regarding the accident are unclear, including the identity of the injured worker.

A head injury can result in significant damage. Those who suffer from one often require ongoing medical treatment and physical therapy. Some people are never able to fully recover, resulting in lost wages. Fortunately, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance benefits which can compensate workers for many of the expenses stemming from a workplace incident resulting in injury, including a scaffolding accident. To help ensure fair treatment, many in North Carolina who are entitled to such benefits ask an experienced professional to guide them through the compensation process.

Source: triblive.com, "Worker airlifted after falling from scaffolding at Mammoth Park", May 17, 2017

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