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Work accident involves fall onto hotel balcony

One of the most fearful experiences an employee may have in North Carolina is getting injured on the job. This is because a work accident can lead to injuries that cause physical pain and discomfort, or worse. It may also cause an individual to be unable to work, thus creating financial insecurity following an incident. One construction worker recently suffered injuries after a fall in another state.

Workers' compensation decisions need to be unbiased and fair

The North Carolina Industrial Commission is the agency responsible for the administration of the laws relating to the state workers’ compensation program. It is absolutely vital that those in charge are unbiased in their decisions one way or the other to ensure that the rights of all involved parties are upheld.

Injury can even occur at North Carolina's gold star work sites

The North Carolina Department of Labor is devoted to the health and safety of those who are employed within the state. The agency spends a lot of time enforcing the rules and regulations that help ensure the state's safety standards are met. The agency also honors the businesses and employees that have taken great care to try to live up to those expectations.

Work accident causes head injury to construction worker

The construction field presents many dangers in North Carolina, which is why safety training and inspection are such critical parts of the industry. However, no matter how much inspection or training takes place, accidents unfortunately are bound to happen. One man was injured in a recent out-of-state work accident on a construction site.

Workers' compensation can help prevent future financial issues

The truth is that some people don’t consider themselves to be litigious or are reluctant to seek the advice of an attorney for something that they technically could do on their own. We aren’t saying that to judge the validity of the opinion in any way, we mention it because this belief may hinder some people from seeking and obtaining the maximum benefits that they are actually entitled to receive.

Workers' compensation might help man injured in construction

The workplace is full of unknowns in North Carolina, especially when a person is working at a generally hazardous work site. An employee never knows when one mistake might cost him the ability to work for an extended period of time, in which case workers' compensation insurance benefits can come in handy. He or she also doesn't know how serious a work-related injury may end up being and how much recovery time will be required. One person in a different state recently suffered critical injuries while on the job, and his employer has been fined in light of this.

Traffic research veteran: driver fatigue is a complicated issue

Driver fatigue is a major concern in the trucking industry. Regulators, trucking companies, drivers, safety officials and other concerned parties are constantly trying to find the right balance where hours of services rules are concerned. The longer drivers work, the more tired they become which means more accidents are caused and other drivers are injured, right?

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.

N.C. regulators levy fines in 2013 fair accident that injured 5

The North Carolina State Fair is still months away, but it will be here sooner than some of us might expect. This year, state regulators are hoping that the fun and festivities will be a lot safer than they were in 2013, not only for fairgoers but also for workers who face risks of being injured on the job.

Workers' compensation can help injured construction workers

Although machinery can cause injuries and quickly hamper a person's ability to work in the North Carolina construction field, falls are also a common concern. A work accident involving a fall took place recently at a residential construction site in another state. After such an incident, workers' compensation benefits may be necessary in order for the worker to have the money required to live while healing from the bodily damage sustained.

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