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January 2019 Archives

Common job injuries that workers overlook: Do you have one?

North Carolina employees can often receive workers' compensation benefits for their job-related health conditions. For example, if you trip at the office and break your ankle, your employer's workers' compensation insurance should pay for your medical care. Or, if you develop a repetitive use injury from typing too much, you might also be able to receive benefits.

Collapsed trench kills worker in construction accident

The construction industry is vital to North Carolina. Not only is it needed to create buildings and structures, but it employs a great deal of people. Unfortunately, it can also be a very dangerous industry for workers. A recent fatal construction accident makes this danger all too clear, as authorities work to determine exactly what went wrong.

Meat plant facing OSHA fines after workplace injury

Companies here in North Carolina are both legally and morally responsible for the safety of their employees. Failure to protect those who work for them is unconscionable, but safety violations still occur all too frequently. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Labor has the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to outline and enforce safety procedures to keep each employee free from harm and avoid a workplace injury. OSHA recently investigated an accident at a meat plant that resulted in a chemical burn injury to an employee.

Fatal industrial accidents: Man pinned by conveyor belt

Industrial employees are a vital part of our economy here in North Carolina and around the country. Their jobs can sometimes involve hidden dangers, and industrial accidents are a frightening reality for many employees and their families. One recent accident cost an industrial employee his life, leaving authorities to attempt to determine exactly what happened.

Man dies after accident on the job involving dump truck

Employees in North Carolina and all around the country rely on their jobs to provide for themselves and their families. The sense of pride they often feel in a job well-done is compounded in the knowledge that they are ensuring the needs of their loved ones are met. An accident on the job could interfere with their ability to take care of those who are most important to them. A recent out of state workplace accident that cost a man his life may mean that any family he had could be devastated emotionally as well as financially.

Do undocumented workers benefit from workers' compensation?

Imagine you arrived from Guatemala 10 years ago and, due to circumstances outside of your control, you needed to stay in the country. Maybe your family was in desperate need of your help in the United States. The problem is, you ended up overstaying your visa and you've been an undocumented laborer ever since.

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