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3 tips to stay safe while using ladders on the job

If you're using a ladder on a regular basis as a part of your job, it's likely that you feel pretty comfortable climbing up and down it. However, it's important not to let your level of comfort cause you to skip some basic safety precautions, which – if ignored – could result in catastrophic or fatal workplace injuries.

Was your workers' compensation claim denied?

If you've been hurt on the job, and you've read the laws on workers' compensation benefits, you might think that getting benefits to pay for your medical care is an easy, straightforward process -- and in many cases it is. However, in other cases, workers receive a denial of benefits.

Workers' compensation: When is insurance required?

The North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act dictates that specific classifications of employers must maintain workers' compensation insurance to pay for the medical care required by employees hurt on the job. This insurance will also pay for wage replacement benefits if a worker is too injured by an on-the-job injury to perform his or her job duties.

Time limits for workers' compensation occupational illness claims

The last thing a sick worker has on his mind is money, but sooner or later reality comes knocking on your door. Maybe you've been laid out for a few weeks because you succumbed to occupational asthma -- after being exposed to bad air for years at Asheville construction sites. Perhaps you've been going to the doctor to get the treatments. However, you're too ill to work and haven't been getting paid any wages.

Get hurt at work? Here are the benefits of workers' compensation

It doesn't matter how your injury happened as long as it happened while you were on the job. Maybe you slipped on spilled coffee while you were in the office break room. Maybe you got hit by a piece of falling debris while you were painting a wall. Maybe you violated safety protocol by not wearing your harness and you fell off a scaffolding.

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