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After being injured at work, employees may need financial help

At some point in their lives, many workers find themselves in need of financial assistance. In numerous cases, this need arises after being injured at work due to an accident. Luckily, when injuries occur due to such an event, individuals may be able to gain financial help through workers' compensation benefits. 

North Carolina residents may be interested in a recent work-related accident that took place in another state. Reports indicated that multiple individuals were injured after an explosion occurred at a plant. The plant produces refuse trucks and cement trucks, and the incident occurred in the paint shop of the plant. It was unclear what may have caused the explosion, but the incident was still under investigation at the time of the report. 

It was noted that many workers who are usually in that area of the plant were not there at the time of the incident due to having off-site training. However, six individuals suffered injuries as a result of the explosion. Four workers were hospitalized, and the remaining two were treated at the scene for minor injuries. The exact conditions of the injured workers were not disclosed in the report. 

Being injured at work can have many repercussions from physical pain to financial hardships. If North Carolina residents believe they could qualify for workers' compensation due to having suffered financial difficulties in the wake of an injury-causing work accident, they may wish to find out what steps they can take in hopes of gaining such benefits. Speaking with experienced attorneys could help interested parties on their journey.

Source: muskogeephoenix.com, "6 people injured in explosion at Minnesota truck plant", Jan. 11, 2017

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