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Police officer dies as a result of workplace injuries

Most people dread seeing the flashing lights of a police officer in their rearview mirrors. Despite this, many people in North Carolina recognize that most police officers enforce traffic laws to ensure everyone's safety and often put their own lives at risk while doing so. Unfortunately, a police officer in another state recently lost his life due to workplace injuries suffered while conducting what likely began as a routine traffic stop.

Man killed in workplace accident

It is often difficult to predict when an unexpected hazard will arise, especially in a North Carolina workplace. While certain safety precautions can be taken, all hazards in a workplace can not be removed at all times. Unfortunately, a man recently passed away in what appears to be a workplace accident.

Tractor-trailer driver suffers fatal workplace injuries

Any job that requires a worker to spend a significant amount of time on the interstate comes with the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Those who drive tractor-trailers in North Carolina and across the country for a living -- and their families -- are likely all too aware of the potential for harm. Unfortunately, a driver recently suffered fatal workplace injuries in an accident that took place in another state.

Man suffers fatal crush injury during workplace accident

It is in the best interests of employers to go to great lengths to protect their employees. Unfortunately, even those workplaces in North Carolina that carefully follow recommendations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can experience a workplace accident. For example, a man in another state recently suffered a fatal crush injury in an industrial accident.

Man dies from head injury caused by falling debris

A forest fire often requires a great deal of effort. Even after firefighters have battled to put a forest fire in North Carolina out, for example, there typically must be efforts to repair the land. Unfortunately, a man in another state recently passed away as a result of a head injury that he suffered as he worked with helicopter crews following a massive fire in another state.

Street sweeper suffers fatal workplace injuries

There are many known safety risks in a variety of different workplaces. However, many people in North Carolina may overlook the multiple different hazards that those who work with large pieces of machinery might face. Unfortunately, a streetsweeper in another state recently suffered fatal workplace injuries.

Workers' compensation in the event of North Carolina heat stress

During the summer months, employers and officials all around the country are concerned about protecting workers from heat stress. Unfortunately, a person in North Carolina who is overexposed to heat can ultimately experience serious heat-related illnesses. While people who fall victim to the heat may qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits, officials nationwide are issuing tips on avoiding it.

Fatal workplace accident remains under investigation

The unexpected death of a loved one is never an easy event for surviving family members in North Carolina. In addition to coping with their grief, they must also cope with the financial ramifications of their loss. One out-of-state family is likely still coming to terms with the news that their loved one was a victim of a fatal workplace accident.

Repetitive stress injuries can lead to workers' comp claims

If you work in the construction industry, you likely work with a variety of power tools throughout your day. On the one hand, power tools certainly make your job easier to perform. But on the other, these handy tools can cause injuries that could severely limit your ability to work in the field of construction.

Can my employer fire me for filing a workers' comp claim?

You were hurt on the job, the medical bills are higher than you ever dreamed, and you're going file a workers' compensation claim. You believe you have a claim because of the nature of your injury, where it occurred, and your rights as a worker in North Carolina. You need that compensation, not just to pay your medical bills, but to help make ends meet while you're out.

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