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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.

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