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Workplace injuries result from accident involving machine

While most North Carolina workers hope that they will never need workers' compensation benefits, they are undoubtedly happy that the coverage is available. No one can predict when a sudden accident that results in workplace injuries will occur, and when a worker is seriously injured, workers' comp benefits may be a financial lifesaver. Of course, this benefits only apply if a person qualifies.

One worker in another state may soon be looking into these qualifications after recently suffering injuries in an industrial accident. The man, who was reported as being in his 60s, was apparently working on a machine at a seafood processing plant when some type of injury-causing event occurred. Details on the accident itself were not provided in the report.

Construction accident leaves worker with serious injuries

Working in the construction industry is often a rewarding job. Of course, working in this industry also comes with substantial risks, and it is not common for a construction accident to lead to serious injuries. Unfortunately, these injuries could result in a worker needing substantial time to recover.

North Carolina readers may be interested in an accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a man was working with a team to complete a construction task that involved hoisting a railing onto a ship. A crane was being utilized during this endeavor, and for some reason, a cable snapped, which resulted in a support strap failing and injuring the man. The man was believed to be in his 40s.

Know the importance of a workers' compensation attorney

If you've been hurt on the job, one of the main questions you may have is why you need to be in contact with a workers' compensation attorney. You know that your employer carries insurance, and you know that you're entitled to a claim. Isn't that something you can do on your own?

The reality is that many people could probably go through the claims process on their own, but the outcome would likely be different with the help of an attorney. It is important that you know your rights when it comes to approvals for care and that you're approved for fair compensation.

Why people downplay injuries and don't see a doctor

If you get hurt on the job, your first instinct may actually be to downplay your injury as much as possible. You'll try to walk it off. You'll tell everyone that you're fine. You'll attempt to go back to work.

This can be a massive problem. If you need medical treatment, it's better to get it right away. If you need to file a workers' compensation claim, it's also important to report the injury immediately. You don't want to try to ignore it for weeks, months or even years. Doing so just puts your health at risk and makes the whole situation even more complicated than it needs to be.

Workers' comp benefits may help after work-related fire

The loss of a loved one can take a toll on a family in many ways. One aspect that some individuals may not fully consider is the financial turmoil that can result, especially if the person generated a substantial amount of the family's income. In the event that a person dies as a result of work-related injuries, workers' comp benefits may be able to help surviving family.

North Carolina readers may be interested in a fatal work-related accident that took place in another state. According to reports, a team of workers was carrying out tasks on the top of a 10-story parking garage. While the workers were up there, a fire somehow started at the top of the structure. At the time of the report, it was unknown what caused the fire.

Workplace injuries prove fatal after mechanic accident

Suffering injuries at work can range from being a minor inconvenience to life-threatening or fatal. In the latter cases, North Carolina families who were expecting their loved ones to come home from work as they always do may instead learn devastating news that their family members have suffered fatal workplace injuries. Regrettably, these incidents can have far-reaching effects for surviving families.

A recent report stated that a serious workplace accident took place in another state. The event occurred at a tire center and mechanic establishment and involved a 55-year-old worker and a 29-year-old worker. The two men were working on a bus when a jack holding up the bus failed. As a result, the bus fell and crushed the two men.

North Carolina EMS worker injured on the job in ambulance crash

Work-related accidents can happen under any number of circumstances. Those circumstances can play major roles in the severity of the incidents, and it is common for workers to be injured on the job because of these accidents. In many cases, such events could be preventable.

It was recently reported that an accident in North Carolina resulted in the injury of one worker. Apparently, two EMS workers were in an ambulance with one driving and the other riding as a passenger. At some point, the EMS driver fell asleep behind the wheel. The ambulance left the road, struck a curb and continued traveling approximately 70 feet before hitting a concrete retaining wall. It was reported that the incident took place at 6:20 a.m.

Worker injured on the job after falling in clock tower

Whether out of a sense of obligation or enjoyment, North Carolina residents often go to their jobs on a regular basis. They may consider it part of their almost-daily routine and understand the importance of holding down a stable job. However, many people may not go to work expecting to be injured on the job and to have their lives seriously affected.

It was recently reported that a worker in another state was considered to be in serious condition after an on-the-job accident. The man was working in a clock tower at a county courthouse when he fell. Reports indicated that the fall was approximately 15 feet, and details were not given as to what may have contributed to the incident. 

Common truck drivers' injuries and workers' comp

At one point in America's history, truckers were considered to be highway white knights and kings of the road. Driving a truck was considered to be an interesting — if not downright romantic — enterprise that paid well.

But the bloom has been off the trucking rose for quite some time. Now, some long-haul truckers are saddled with monthly payments for the big rigs they drive and may find themselves barely breaking even after three weeks on the road away from home and family.

Workplace injuries: Man suffers arm amputation on the job

Job-related accidents take place on a regular basis. Even when workers are conscientious about safety and do their best to avoid accidents, they can still end up suffering debilitating workplace injuries. The injuries can prove so severe in some cases that workers may not know whether they will be able to return to work or even live as they once did.

North Carolina readers may be interested in a work-related accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a worker was using a piece of machinery to drill holes in the ground. Somehow, the man's arm got caught in the drill bit while he was carrying out his duties. The force of the machinery's movement resulted in the man's arm being completely amputated from his body.

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