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North Carolina worker suffers burns in work accident

Every workplace has its own unique risks, depending on the nature of the business. While most employees go to great lengths to protect their workers, a work accident can still happen, leaving an injured employer out of work and facing a large amount of medical debt. Unfortunately, a North Carolina man recently suffered burns in an industrial incident.

Reports indicate that the accident happened at approximately 8 a.m. on a day in early February. The victim was working at Carolina Speciality Fabrics. Unfortunately, officials say that liquid used to dye fabric boiled over, landing on the man.

While details regarding the man's current condition are unclear, some reports indicate that the man suffered burns on 30 percent of his body. He was reportedly conscious and talking when he was being transported to the hospital. The incident remains under investigation.

The recovery from burns can often be lengthy and painful. While receiving treatment, the man will likely be unable to work, potentially making it difficult to pay his medical bills and meet other financial obligations. Fortunately, he likely qualifies for workers' compensation insurance benefits. Employers in North Carolina and across the country are required to provide these benefits to help employees and their families should a worker be involved in a work accident; the insurance benefits can provide compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other expenses. To help ensure that a settlement is fair, many injured workers seek the guidance of an attorney with experience regarding the process to help them pursue fair treatment.

Source: wsoctv.com, "Catawba County factory worker burned by boiling dye, officials say", Feb. 8, 2017

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