Workers' compensation benefits are available after a workplace accident regardless of who may have been at fault. Most employers are required to carry insurance that provides for such claims.
If your workers' compensation claim was denied, you have the option to appeal. While it may feel like a significant setback, a denied claim is often the starting point on the path to getting the benefits you deserve.
With the current obesity epidemic in the United States, nurses and others who are routinely required to move patients may be at risk for injury in the normal course of their duties. In the past the practice was to collect six nurses who were the strongest on that floor and let them all work together to move an obese patient. Recently however, hospitals have brought in new ways of moving patients, such as ceiling lifts and different types of slings. These reduce the amount of weight a nurse actually has to lift at one time, and also help move the patient safely so that individual isn't harmed during the process. The goal is to reduce everyone's risk as much as possible.
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.
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.
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.
Employers need to be more aware of how heat stress and dehydration can harm employees. There doesn't have to be blood on the floor to have an injury that may be eligible for workers' compensation.