In certain occupations, employees in North Carolina and other areas of the country often receive extensive education in the importance of wearing protective gear as they complete their job responsibilities. Unfortunately, even when these safety standards are closely followed, an employee could still be injured in a workplace accident as a result of other factors in the work environment. Often, these accidents result in serious injury
As the average television viewer in North Carolina watches a production, he or she likely does not realize the effort that goes into the finished product. Unfortunately, the lives of actors and other workers can be at risk during the creation of a show. For example, an incident that resulted in a fatal workplace injury in another state recently shut down production of the popular "The Walking Dead" series.
Hazards in the workplace come in a variety of different forms. Even workers who have spent a large portion of their lives in a particular industry can ultimately fall victim to a workplace accident. Unfortunately, multiple agencies are currently investigating a fatal accident involving a logger in North Carolina.
Car accidents can happen at any moment. While some accidents in North Carolina may be the result of a driver's negligence, they are typically unintentional. Unfortunately, a police officer in a different part of the country recently suffered a workplace injury when witnesses claim he was intentionally struck by a car.
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.
Workers in all professions in North Carolina and across the country take precautions from certain known risks in their day-to-day routines to help prevent injury. Unfortunately, not all risks are known, often taking employees unaware. For example, workers in another state are unsure what caused a recent accident that resulted in a workplace injury.
All occupations in North Carolina and across the country hold a certain degree of risk. While employees can take precautions to protect themselves, not all risks are completely avoidable, often leaving workers struggling to recover from a serious injury suffered in a workplace accident. Unfortunately, one out-of-state man suffered a leg injury following an accident that occurred at an industrial facility.
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.
Following workplace injuries, some level of pain is expected temporarily. However, there are those who may experience prolonged pain due to developing complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). North Carolina residents who develop CRPS from workplace injures may have their losses covered by workers' compensation benefits offered through their employers.
Strain and sprains are common injuries among construction workers in North Carolina and elsewhere. These injuries, known as work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD), can affect muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Such injuries can be expensive to treat and may result in an employee needing to take extended time away from work. Thankfully, WMSDs may be covered by workers' compensation benefits.