When working at an industrial site where there may be noxious fumes, workers usually need to wear extra protective equipment, such as safety glasses, uniforms, steel toed boots and even hard hats. It is still possible that they may sustain workplace injuries despite these precautions and may require medical attention for their injuries. When such a construction workers' accident takes place, injured workers may be able to file a workers' compensation claim to cover their medical expenses.
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North Carolina employers must create a safe working environment for their workers. When they don't, employee's have the right to file a workers' compensation claim for injuries they sustained on the job.
When North Carolina residents think of workplace accidents or injuries, they may think of workers involved in construction business or industrial work. They may even think of office employees who slip and fall, but they may not think of scientists suffering a workplace injury.
North Carolina's workers' compensation system is supposed to provide a speedy and fair financial lifeline to injured workers. But the system depends on employers purchasing the workers' compensation insurance that is required by state law. When employers cut corners and fail to maintain the insurance, workers who are hurt on the job are left in the lurch.