People are injured while working regularly throughout the state of North Carolina. These injuries happen in a variety of settings including factories and construction sites. They also occur in office settings. Regardless of where they occur it is possible that the injured worker could receive workers' compensation benefits via a claim against his or her employer.
On the job accidents are an unfortunate reality for workers throughout the nation, including the state of North Carolina. On many occasions the accidents result in either no, or minor injuries to those involved. In those cases it is possible that the injured worker will be out of work for a while recovering. In the worst cases however, death is the end result.
Construction workers face hazardous situations on a regular basis. As a result, they are typically required to use of specific safety equipment to protect them from harm. To aid both workers and employers in choosing the appropriate safety gear and avoiding personal injuries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued personal protective equipment, or PPE, guidelines.
North Carolina coal miners afflicted with black lung disease may soon find it easier to obtain benefits for their injuries.
Workers' compensation insurance provides a much-needed lifeline for workers who are injured in on-the-job accidents or develop occupational diseases. Unfortunately, a recent News and Observer study revealed that tens of thousands of North Carolina employers do not carry adequate workers' compensation coverage.
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Construction is dangerous work. Nationally, in 2010, there were nearly 196,000 construction injuries, according to federal statistics. This meant there were about four injuries for every 100 construction workers.
If you get hurt on the job, it's important to get the medical treatment you need. Work injuries are often painful, and medication to ease the pain is often needed during the recovery period.
The down economy has many ripple effects. One of them is more pressure on the workers' compensation system. Across the country, employers in many states are seeking relief from paying work comp insurance costs.
Workplace injuries can take many forms. Some are more common than others, such as falls from scaffolding or injuries caused by defective tools. Others occur less frequently.