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Car accident results in on-the-job injury for trooper

Police officers in North Carolina and across the country undoubtedly face several serious occupational hazards. While they must put themselves in between criminals and citizens, many also spend a great deal of time traveling this country's roadways. Unfortunately, a recent car accident involving a state trooper in another state has left the man suffering from an on-the-job injury.

The incident involved a state trooper who was driving a marked police car. According to reports, he was driving one afternoon on a day in early June. The crash allegedly happened near an interstate.

Reports indicate that while the trooper was driving through the intersection, he inexplicably lost control of his car. As a result, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The officer was transported to the hospital. The extent of his injuries are unclear, but he is expected to survive.

The state trooper is fortunate that he survived the accident. However, even injuries that are not considered life threatening can have a significant long-term impact on a person's life. As a result, states require employers to provide worker's compensation insurance benefits to help employees and their families in the event of an on-the-job injury. These benefits can help with medical bills and lost wages as well as job retraining in the event that the injured worker is unable to return to work in the same capacity. Because most workers in North Carolina are unfamiliar with the compensation process, they often seek help from an experienced attorney who can help them negotiate for a fair settlement.

Source: nj.com, "State trooper injured in South Jersey crash", Bill Gallo, Jr., June 7, 2017

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