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North Carolina residents injured at work may seek assistance

Workers' compensation can offer valuable benefits to employees who have been hurt while on the job. However, obtaining those benefits may seem difficult for individuals who are uncertain about the process and whose employers may not be entirely forthcoming with assistance. In such cases, individuals who have been injured at work may wish to consult with legal professionals.

North Carolina residents may be interested in an accident in another state that left two workers injured. Reports indicated that the individuals were working construction on a bridge when an accident involving a car occurred. The workers were carrying a wooden beam and the car struck the beam, which caused the workers to fall 15 feet from a higher level of the bridge. They landed on the roof of the lower level and did not hit the roadway below. 

What dangers do loading dock workers face?

A loading dock is a busy, and often dangerous place to work. Because semi-trucks come in and out with heavy equipment and products moving across the floor, it poses tripping and falling hazards. But the most dangerous injuries and fatalities can occur when communication between the semi-truck driver and the loading dock worker is not in sync. Truck drivers can mistakenly leave the dock too early, while a loading dock worker is still operating a lift-truck inside the trailer, or is entering or leaving the trailer.

Setbacks may affect North Carolina workers injured on the job

Dealing with the aftermaths of accidents and injuries can be an uncomfortable experience for anyone. If a person was injured on the job, there may be other issues with which to contend on top of simply working to recover from the injuries suffered. Many individuals may need assistance with understanding workers' compensation and how to go about pursuing such benefits. 

North Carolina residents may be interested in an individual who was recently injured while working in another state. Details on the accident were few, but it was reported that the man fell from a catwalk while working on building renovations. He apparently landed 30 feet below. The incident took place around 8:30 a.m., and the man was transported from the scene to an area hospital due to his injuries. 

North Carolina workers may be interested in construction accident

On-the-job accidents are often frightening events that may result in individuals suffering greatly. Working in construction is one of the most often thought of areas in which such incidents could occur, and it is true that these workers face a variety of hazards. If individuals are injured in a construction accident, they may need assistance moving forward. 

North Carolina residents may be interested in such an accident that recently took place in a nearby state. Reports indicated that a construction crew was working on a  home that is under construction, and one worker was holding ropes attached to a crane while the crane lifted trusses to the top of the house. While doing so, the crane came close to a power line, and an arc of electricity hit the truck. 

Loading dock workers face many job hazards

Men and women have to be strong and in relatively good shape to be a loading dock worker. But that doesn't mean that these workers are safe from injury.

In fact, loading docks have many hazards that can put workers in harm's way when they are loading and unloading goods.

These hazards include:

  • Wet, oily or uneven floor surfaces
  • Dock edges that are high off of the ground
  • Unsecured dock plates
  • Unchocked trailer wheels
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning from trucks
  • Improper lifting and carrying techniques
  • Moving forklifts, trucks and other vehicles

Workplace injuries may plague North Carolina construction workers

Working in construction is a profession that many individuals use as a form of employment. These workers often work to build structures and perform a variety of duties that may require the use of equipment and machinery. Though many work days may move smoothly, there is a chance that workplace injuries could occur due to an accident taking place. 

North Carolina residents may be interested in an accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a man was operating a front-end loader on a construction site when he drove over a trench. This action caused the loader to turn over and trap him. Emergency crews were called to the scene, and it took them three hours to free the man. 

Can I get fired for collecting workers' comp?

Sometimes workers do not want to report injuries because they are afraid of getting fired or laid off. They may be nervous about asking for workers' compensation benefits for the same reason.

What these workers need to know is that it is illegal for employers to fire or retaliate against workers who report injuries or apply for workers' compensation benefits.

Workers' compensation is in place to protect workers. Without it, workers could be left with expensive medical bills and no income. The program also makes safety a priority in the workplace. 

Workplace injuries could seriously affect North Carolina workers

All occupations have risks that could contribute to a possible on-the-job accident. These accidents could leave workers with serious injuries in some cases, and these injured parties may find themselves needing assistance. Workplace injuries may allow an individual to qualify for workers' compensation, and information on these benefits may be useful.

North Carolina residents may be interested in the case of a workplace accident that took place in another state. Reports indicated that a man was working in an industrial building when he fell from a ladder. It was unclear what duties he may have been performing while on the ladder or what may have contributed to his fall. After the fall, he landed 20 feet below on a platform. Presumably due to his injuries, he was unable to get down from the platform. 

Flight attendants at risk for injury by turbulence

Although air travel is one of the safest modes of transportation in today's world, being a flight attendant has occupational risks that many other lines of work do not. Because working on an airplane regularly involves dealing with turbulence, sometimes so high that it could lead to injury or death, it is one of the challenges you may face as a flight attendant.

What is turbulence?

Turbulence is air movement that happens often unexpectedly that causes the airplane to have a bumpy ride. Passengers and flight attendants who are not buckled up could be thrown from their seats without warning. To protect passengers from turbulence, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires passengers to be seated, with seat belts fastened when the airplane leaves the gate and as it climbs during and after take-off, during landing, during taxi and whenever the fasten seat belt sign is illuminated.

North Carolina workers injured on the job after lightning strike

Working in the construction industry often poses certain risks for employees. Many of these risks can be anticipated, and safety measures may be put in place to prevent worker from being injured on the job. However, there are some circumstances that may not necessarily have been foreseen that could lead to worker injuries, and in such cases, injured workers may be left looking for answers.

Two workers in North Carolina may be hoping to find out information on workers' compensation after being injured while on the job. Reports stated that the two individuals were working on a residence when they were apparently struck by lightning. At the time of the lightning strike, the two workers were on an aluminum ladder. It was unclear if the workers were attempting to perform duties in inclement weather or what other factors may have contributed. 

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