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Workers' comp may help with construction accident repercussions

The injuries that result from a workplace accident can be different for each individual involved. The conditions of a construction accident could play a significant role in whether a worker suffers a minor abrasion or a serious injury. When working at considerable heights, the risk for severe injuries may increase, and a worker could be negatively affected if a fall occurs.

North Carolina residents may be interested in a recent injury-causing accident that took place out of state. Reports indicated that a 34-year-old man was doing framework on a warehouse space when some of the trusses collapsed. The man was standing on the trusses at the time of the collapse, and as a result, he fell approximately 20 feet before landing on the ground.

Luckily, the man did not lose consciousness. He did, however, suffer injuries to his chest and ribs for which he was taken to an area hospital. After X-rays were taken, it was discovered that the man also suffered an injury to his back, and he was transported to another hospital for treatment. The exact cause of the accident was unknown at the time of the report, but the incident was still under investigation. 

If a North Carolina worker is seriously injured in a construction accident, he or she may need information on workers' compensation. Workers' comp could offer monetary benefits that could significantly reduce a worker's financial burden resulting from a work-related accident. If individuals are interested in these benefits and want to know if they are eligible, they may wish to speak with experienced attorneys about their options.

Source: unionleader.com, "Rindge man injured in 20 foot fall at Route 119 work site", Meghan Pierce, Jan. 4, 2017

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