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September 2016 Archives

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.

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.

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.

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.

Injured truckers misclassified as independent contractors

Work-related injuries are very common among truck drivers, including back injuries and shoulder injuries. Typically, when a worker is injured on the job, workers' compensation will help cover medical expenses relating to the injury as well as income that is lost because of the injury.

North Carolina workers still concerned with workplace injuries

Many North Carolina residents may have recognized the anniversary of a serious event that took place in the state 25 years ago this month. A fire occurred at a poultry processing plant that led to the deaths of 25 workers and injuries to 55 others. Though this event took place more than two decades ago, many individuals are still concerned over safety violations that could lead to workplace injuries today.

Being injured on the job may affect North Carolina workers

When there are safety issues in a work environment, the chances of workers being injured may increase. If an individual is injured on the job, there may be many repercussions with which he or she will have to deal. Some of those predicaments may pertain to recovery from the injuries, and others may relate to financial struggles resulting from the incident.

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