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Workers' Compensation Archives

North Carolina amusement park worker hurt in performance

The summer months provide many young people with the opportunity to do things that are not possible other times of the year. For example, amusement parks throughout the nation, including the state of North Carolina, see an uptick in traffic. In addition to the weather being good for such outings, the availability of children who are probably home from school leave many looking for something fun. Recently however, the day turned anything but fun for one employee of a North Carolina amusement park. The man was injured in a performance.

Construction workers injured in incident with concrete truck

This time of year it is not uncommon for construction projects on roadways to be undertaken throughout the state of North Carolina. As is the case with building construction projects, these construction sites are often dangerous for workers. There are many reasons for this including the way the site is ever-changing throughout the construction project as well as the often massive and heavy equipment used.

North Carolina woman awarded benefits after injury on lunch break

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.

Deaths due to North Carolina workplace accidents down in 2012

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.

Personal Protective Equipment on Construction Sites

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.

Many North Carolina Employers Missing Workers' Comp Coverage

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.

Floor Collapse at Construction Site is Vivid Reminder of Workplace Injury Risk

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.

Work Injuries Need Proper Medical Attention -- Not Excessive Reliance on Prescription Drugs

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.