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Workplace injury and illness hazards may exist in office settings

The dangers of workplace injuries are not only limited to construction sites or manufacturing plants. Offices can pose workplace injury dangers for workers as well. It can be helpful in any office, or other workplace setting, to ensure that employers and employees understand the prevention strategy that is in place to prevent workplace injuries.

Workplace fatalities increase in North Carolina in 2014

The Labor Department in North Carolina recently reported that the number of workplace accident injury-related deaths doubled in the state between 2013 and 2014 from 23 to 44 fatalities. The victims of the workplace accidents ranged in age from 20 to 82, while the average age was 43, and the fatalities occurred across races, including whites, blacks and Hispanics. Of the workplace accident fatalities, the construction industry accounted for 43 percent.

What is Social Security Disability?

Different resources and options may be available to workers who have been injured while on the job or suffered an occupational illness. Workers who have suffered a debilitating injury or illness that may prevent them from working for a period of time longer than a typical workers' compensation claim may wonder what resources and options are available to them.

How safe are Asheville-area workers?

The North Carolina Department of Labor is tasked with ensuring that the 4 million workers in the state are safe in workplaces around the states. It is important for workers in the state and in the Asheville area to understand threats to worker health and safety. Understanding the risks and realities associated with workplace safety can help workers, and their families, better understand their rights and options when harmed in a workplace accident.

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