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Work accident causes injury to Amtrak station worker

A person may leave the house and head to another normal day at work in North Carolina. Little does he or she know that the day could be far from normal. A work accident can cause physical harm and cause the employee to require medical help. When these types of emergencies happen, the worker may naturally be concerned about his or her ability to stay on top of the household finances as well as heal from any injuries.

A recent work accident case involved a worker at an Amtrak station in another state. In this situation, the employee was hit by a train engine. The accident took place early in the morning.

According to authorities, the worker was laboring at the north part of the station when the engine struck him. Emergency medical technicians and fire department professionals responded and treated him. The extent of the victim's injuries were not immediately known. Authorities did say that the engine that hit would be inspected.

Getting injured in a work accident in North Carolina can be a scary incident for a variety of reasons. The accident can be physically painful, and a person may be worried about losing wages in light of the debilitating situation. Fortunately, workers' compensation can help a person to restore his or her lost wages following an injury accident at work. This means that he or she can focus primarily on recovering from the problem. An ill or injured employee certainly has the right to seek insurance benefits that are appropriate in his or her specific case.

Source:, "Amtrak worker injured in incident at Union Station", Susan Phillips, April 9, 2014

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