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Injured at work? Workers' comp may help North Carolina victims

Needing financial assistance can strike individuals at any time. In many cases, the need may arise from a workplace accident that leaves an individual sick or injured. After being injured at work, needing time to recover is not unusual and, unfortunately, neither is facing financial hardships. Luckily, workers' compensation is designed to assist qualifying individuals with such hardships. 

North Carolina residents may be interested in a recent incident that occurred in another state that may have left one worker needing such compensation. Reports stated that the individual was working at a hotel construction site when there was an explosion. The incident stemmed from gas being ignited as the construction crew were working to install a natural gas furnace. The report indicated that the explosion was considered moderate, though the extent of the damage was unknown at the time.

The explosion caused one worker to suffer unknown injuries. That individual was taken from the scene to an area hospital by another worker. The fire department arrived on the scene after the victim had already been taken. At the time of the report, there had not been any available updates on the victim's condition. 

Incidents such as this one can be difficult for all parties involved to process. For those who have been injured at work, learning how their finances could be impacted may result in further distress. However, North Carolina workers who have been injured on the job may qualify for workers' compensation. Speaking with experienced attorneys could help interested and qualifying individuals better understand what steps may need to be taken in order to ensure that they receive their possibly due benefits.

Source: theoaklandpress.com, "Worker injured after natural gas explosion in Troy hotel", Jenny Sherman, Nov. 18, 2016

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