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Being injured on the job may cause financial setbacks

Facing financial setbacks can easily cause individuals' to feel as if their lives are spiraling. These types of setbacks could come out of the blue, and parties may feel ill equipped to handle the financial challenges presented. Unfortunately, many North Carolina workers who have been injured on the job may feel this way as medical expenses and lost wages take their toll.

One worker in another state may also soon be experiencing such hardships after a work-related injury. Reports stated that the person works in a processing plant that handles a fiber material known as flock. At some point during the processing, the material goes into drying ovens. Apparently, one of these ovens exploded and caused a fire in the plant. It was noted that firefighters were able to put the fire out quickly.

The incident resulted in one worker suffering serious injuries. It was not specifically detailed what types of injuries that individual may have suffered, but the worker was taken from the scene to an area medical center for treatment. The business shut down operations after the incident, and it was unclear whether it had reopened at the time of the report.

Sudden events such as this explosion could easily result in workers being injured on the job. If North Carolina workers suffer serious injuries in the course of their work duties, they may need medical attention and time to recover. Because such outcomes could lead to financial hardships, they may wish to look into workers' compensation benefits. If parties have questions regarding the application process, they may wish to consult with knowledgeable attorneys.

Source: telegram.com, "Worker injured in explosion, fire at Leominster company", Steven H. Foskett Jr., Nov. 3, 2017

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