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State trooper injured in work accident

Interstates in North Carolina and across the country are vital to ensuring that goods and people are able to efficiently move among states. However, it is often necessary to perform road maintenance to ensure all motorists can do so safely. Unfortunately, construction sites can be hazards if drivers fail to heed warning signs, placing the lives of those who are working in jeopardy. For example, a trooper in another state was recently injured in a work accident.

The incident involved a stretch of interstate where the Department of Transportation was conducting a pavement project. The trooper was present to help implement safety measures. Unfortunately, a car rear-ended the trooper's vehicle.

The force of the collision pushed the trooper's vehicle into the rear of a work truck, which then struck another SUV. Several people involved in the accident, including the trooper, were transported to the hospital for treatment. Their conditions are unclear. The interstate lanes have reopened, following an investigation. It is unclear if charges are expected to be filed as a result of the collision.

A work accident such as this could result in serious injuries that require extensive medical treatments. During the recovery period, workers also face the prospect of lost wages. Fortunately, many injured workers in North Carolina are entitled to workers' compensation insurance benefits, which can help with medical bills and lost wages. To ensure fair treatment and an appropriate settlement, many people ask a professional with experience with the compensation process to guide them through it.

Source: fox17.com, "Tennessee trooper hit by car while monitoring paving on I-40", Kells Johnson and Katie Grunik, Aug. 16, 2017

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