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What is the process for reporting a work accident?

Under the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act, all employers with at least three employees are required to have workers' compensation coverage or be approved for self-insurance so that employees receive workers' compensation benefits in the event of a work accident that causes injury. There are five steps that workers should follow to report their injuries properly and start claims for workers' compensation.

Spike in track worker deaths prompts new safety recommendations

In a trend that a National Transportation Safety Board spokesperson called "disturbing," the number of fatalities among workers completing projects on railway tracks has increased over the past few years. According to reports, 15 workers, including one in North Carolina, were killed in 2013. This figure is up from eight in 2012 and five in 2011.

Construction work accident results in 2 injuries and 1 death

A day on the job can end up being a person’s last for a while if the individual is suddenly hurt while performing a work-related task in North Carolina. Three individuals in another state were recently hurt on the job in a construction-related work accident. The incident happened on a Monday morning.

Work accident involving bursting pipe leads to injuries

People in North Carolina typically don't go to work each day with the expectation that they will be injured. Rather, they generally take extra precautions to prevent injuries, including wearing protective clothing and regularly getting training on how to properly use job-related equipment. Still, even the best safety training programs can't always prevent some unanticipated accidents. One work accident recently took place in another state, causing one worker to be injured.

Electrical employee injured in work accident

When an electrical employee is hard at work, people's greatest concern may be the risk of electrocution. However, these types of workers in North Carolina often work at elevated heights, so the risk of falls may be just as serious. One electrical worker faced this type of work accident situation in another state recently while on the job.

Work accident involves fall at construction site

People's biggest concerns at work often include making the boss happy, getting the job done quickly and maintaining a certain level of quality in their work. They often may talk about surviving the day, but for some employees, the need to survive the day is quite literal, as they are confronted with hazardous and even deadly situations on a daily basis. An employee especially runs the risk of getting hurt in a work accident in fields such as construction and manufacturing in North Carolina.

Employee injured in work accident involving explosion at plant

An individual who drives to work and walks onto the job site typically expects to walk back out to his or her car at the end of the day. However, a work accident can easily cause severe injuries that may put him or her out of commission for an extended period of time in North Carolina. This is why workers' compensation insurance is so critical: It helps an injured worker to remain afloat financially while he or she is healing from the injuries sustained in the workplace incident.

Work accident at snowboard park causes injury to employee

Doing a job can be challenging yet fun if the employee truly enjoys the work he or she is doing. However, getting injured on the job in North Carolina can quickly take the joy out of doing any kind of work, leaving the person wondering how to pay the bills while recovering from the injury. Workers' compensation fortunately was created to help injured workers to reclaim the money they thought they lost due to a work accident.

Work accident at snowboard park causes injury to employee

Doing a job can be challenging yet fun if the employee truly enjoys the work he or she is doing. However, getting injured on the job in North Carolina can quickly take the joy out of doing any kind of work, leaving the person wondering how to pay the bills while recovering from the injury. Workers' compensation fortunately was created to help injured workers to reclaim the money they thought they lost due to a work accident.

Every work accident could soon be publicized in North Carolina

Employees are more likely to feel comfortable in their jobs and will make the greatest effort when they know that their employers are watching out for their best interests. This includes making workers feel safe in North Carolina, which allows them to go to work in good condition and return home uninjured. In the future, knowledge about workplace injuries could become more widely available, thus holding companies even more accountable for any work accident that occurs on their premises.

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