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North Carolina police officer killed in work accident

All occupations hold some degree of risk. However, the type and degree of risk varies according to the job. For example, police officers are often expected to speed toward danger, including criminal suspects, potentially putting their lives at risk. In fact, a North Carolina police officer was recently killed in a work accident.

The incident happened on a day in November. According to reports, at least two police officers were responding to a report of a robbery. A news release from the police station claims that that the officers were looking for a vehicle they believe was connected to the suspect.

Unfortunately, their two vehicles collided. Both were transported to the hospital, but one of them -- a 24-year-old male who joined the department in 2016 -- passed away as a result of the injuries he suffered in the collision. The second officer's injuries are not considered life threatening. No civilian vehicles are said to have been involved in the incident.

While officers know they face risk every time they report for duty, no family is prepared to receive the news that their loved one was killed. As a result, grieving families often struggle both emotionally and financially. Because lost wages, funeral expenses and medical bills can take such a toll on families, many victims of a work accident -- including surviving family members in the event of a fatality -- often qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits. However, some families in North Carolina are already going through a stressful time. As a result, they often turn to an experienced attorney to help guide them through the process as they seek a fair settlement.

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