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Workplace design functionality

Several types of workplace injuries result from continual stress or cumulative-trauma disorders. A North Carolina worker with poor posture or joint position while repeatedly performing a task can cause undue stress and consequent injury to an otherwise healthy joint. Inferior workstation design and repeated task performance can prove detrimental to an office worker's health.

Hurt construction worker could benefit from workers' compensation

A person can go years on the job without being hurt and then suddenly fall or have a machinery-related accident that leads to serious injuries. This one incident, unfortunately, could result in physical discomfort as well as financial discomfort if the person can’t work normally for several weeks or months. Workers' compensation insurance benefits are helpful for enabling an injured worker in North Carolina to cope with the physical and financial difficulties inherent in a job-related accident.

As the weather heats up, heat-related injuries become a danger

Not all workplace accidents involve heavy equipment, dangerous machinery or large holes that people can fall into. Some injuries have nothing to do with something tangible at all. In fact, they are caused by Mother Nature herself, but this doesn’t mean that employers can’t take the necessary precautions to protect their employees.

Man injured in work accident involving airplane engine fire

A seemingly normal day at work in North Carolina can rapidly morph into a dangerous one when an unforeseen accident takes place. Such an accident can land a person in the hospital, struggling to recover and hoping to return to work quickly. One man recently found himself in this scenario following a work accident involving a fire at an airport.

Work accident causes man on tower to be injured

Being hurt on the job can deal a blow to both a person’s physical ability and finances. When an individual cannot work for a period of time due to a work accident, he or she may find comfort in knowing that workers’ compensation insurance benefits are available for these types of situations in North Carolina. One man in a nearby state recently found himself in this scenario following a fall at his job site.

US workers suffer 11.4 million illnesses or injuries per year

Each year, the group AFL-CIO analyzes workplace accident data from across the nation and publishes a report called “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.” The 2014 version of that report was recently released, and the numbers are shocking. Every single year, approximately 3.8 million illnesses or injuries suffered on the job are reported across the nation.

Work accident involving lift causes serious injuries

Mishaps can occur on the job in any industry in North Carolina. However, in manufacturing or construction, a mishap can easily cost a person his or her life or at least one’s ability to work for a certain period of time. One worker suffered injuries recently following an out-of-state work accident in the construction field.

Crews ready to break ground for Asheville school

With the winter completely over and the warm weather here to stay for a while now, we are well into construction season. Whether it is road construction, home additions or entirely new buildings, there are going to be a lot of new worksites across North Carolina. A big one is just developing in Asheville as crews get ready to break ground for a new middle school.

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