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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. 

It was not reported which specific injuries he suffered, but it was mentioned that he required surgery on one of his limbs. The chief operating officer for the renovation company stated that the surgery went well. However, the man's condition was unclear. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating the incident. Additional information may be available at a later time. 

Being seriously injured on the job can cause significant setbacks, both physically and financially. North Carolina residents who have experienced such unfortunate turns of events may have cause to seek workers' compensation. If injured individuals run into issues while pursuing such benefits, they may wish to consult with dedicated attorneys who may be able to assist in potentially obtaining warranted compensation for permitted damages. 

Source: jconline.com, "Injured worker recovering in Indy", Ron Wilkins, Oct. 12, 2016

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