There are many known safety risks in a variety of different workplaces. However, many people in North Carolina may overlook the multiple different hazards that those who work with large pieces of machinery might face. Unfortunately, a streetsweeper in another state recently suffered fatal workplace injuries.
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During the summer months, employers and officials all around the country are concerned about protecting workers from heat stress. Unfortunately, a person in North Carolina who is overexposed to heat can ultimately experience serious heat-related illnesses. While people who fall victim to the heat may qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits, officials nationwide are issuing tips on avoiding it.
The unexpected death of a loved one is never an easy event for surviving family members in North Carolina. In addition to coping with their grief, they must also cope with the financial ramifications of their loss. One out-of-state family is likely still coming to terms with the news that their loved one was a victim of a fatal workplace accident.
If you work in the construction industry, you likely work with a variety of power tools throughout your day. On the one hand, power tools certainly make your job easier to perform. But on the other, these handy tools can cause injuries that could severely limit your ability to work in the field of construction.
You were hurt on the job, the medical bills are higher than you ever dreamed, and you're going file a workers' compensation claim. You believe you have a claim because of the nature of your injury, where it occurred, and your rights as a worker in North Carolina. You need that compensation, not just to pay your medical bills, but to help make ends meet while you're out.
Asbestos is a product that is used in a variety of things, such as building materials, plastics and vinyl products -- among numerous others. While it is not used as much as it used to be, due to the known health risks of inhaling this material, it is used enough that certain people may find themselves exposed to it quite frequently. Exposure over long periods of time can negatively effect one's health, even causing a fatal form of cancer. Those in North Carolina who have experienced a toxic exposure to asbestos while on the job and have become ill as a result may be able to apply for workers' compensation benefits.
It seems that every day, individuals in North Carolina and elsewhere suffer injuries, illness or deaths while on the job. When these things happen, employees or their surviving family members have the right to utilize workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, many may find that these benefits are denied or that only partial compensation is granted. If this has happened to you, you may be be able to file an appeal in order to seek full benefits.
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.
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.