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Workplace accident leads to arm injuries for man

When workplace injuries occur in North Carolina, injured employees may be able to take advantage of workers' compensation benefits. One man in another state suffered injuries in a workplace accident on a recent Monday morning. He is 49 years old.

The workplace accident took place at a little past 9:30 a.m. Authorities said the injured worker, who works for a construction company, was doing work on a bridge at the time of the accident. The accident caused the man to severely injure his arm, although the specific cause of the injury remains unclear.

The man was transported to the hospital following the accident. There, his condition was considered serious. In the area of the accident, officials closed down a part of the bridge for nearly 30 minutes. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration received notification of the incident.

Companies in the state of North Carolina must buy workers' compensation insurance to cover their employees in the event that their workers are hurt on the job. One major advantage of this type of insurance is that the benefits awarded to injured workers help to replace a majority of their regular earnings during the period they are unable to work, and they can also receive the medical treatment they need to heal. Workers' compensation insurance also protects employers from being sued by their injured workers. It is within the rights of anyone who has been hurt in a workplace accident to pursue the maximum amount of benefits to which he or she is entitled.

Source: postcrescent.com, "Worker injured on Roland Kampo Bridge", Jen Zettel, June 7, 2016

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