When North Carolina residents go to work, they expect their employers have created a work environment devoid of most occupational hazards and that there will be limited exposure to toxic material. However, this is not always the case and North Carolina employees often become susceptible to workplace illnesses, as discussed in the post on this blog last week. When this happens, they want someone who not only understands what they are going through but also helps them receive the compensation and benefits they deserve.
When North Carolina residents are injured, they go to a hospital to receive medical treatment-hospitals are places associated with recovery. Therefore, people may be surprised to hear that hospitals are among the most dangerous places to work in the country.
When it comes to their jobs, all workers across the country hope that their workplace is safe and devoid of any risks. If there are risks present, then the workers could potentially suffer workplace injuries. Some jobs however, due to their very nature, are more dangerous than others and there are higher chances of sustaining a workplace injury during the course of work. North Carolina workers may have noticed that the inherent risks to poultry workers were highlighted earlier this year as workers were under pressure to work faster. However, due to consistent effort by the poultry industry, workplace injuries in the poultry sector have decreased significantly.
There are many steps North Carolina employers can take to avoid workplace injuries. One of the most important steps is training employees how to deal with the hazards of the specific job. This, in addition to providing a safe workplace, can help reduce accidents year round in the work environment. But there are some occupations that see a surge in hiring during specific seasons and it is important to provide these seasonal workers with the requisite training to deal with the risks inherent in their job in a short span of time.
An on-the-job injury at a work site could be life changing. After North Carolina construction workers are injured in a work accident, they may not know what their options are and who to turn to for guidance on the matter. They may consider approaching an insurer, but insurers often delay or mishandle claims for accidental injuries, even where time is of the essence due to the nature of the injury.
When a worker is injured in an accident in North Carolina, they may have the right to file a workers' compensation claim. Though the injury may seem minor at the time, medical costs associated with the accident can pile up and pose a burden on already struggling workers.