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What is covered by North Carolina workers' compensation?

North Carolina workers may be aware that they can file for workers' compensation, if they get hurt on the job, and they may receive workers' compensation benefits in lieu of their injury. However, they may not be fully aware of what is covered by these benefits.

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When North Carolina workers go to their jobs in the morning, their every expectation is to come back to their families safe and sound. When things do not go as planned and they get injured in a work accident, not only is the injured worker traumatized by the injuries they have sustained, but their family members are also devastated by the incident. In addition to this, if the injured or deceased worker is the main breadwinner of the family, it can put an enormous financial strain on the victim's family members.

Injuries covered by North Carolina workers' compensation

After going over the blog posted on the Charlotte NC Workers' Comp Law Blog last week regarding the rejection of workers' compensation benefits to injured state workers because their injuries were not sustained during the course of their employment, North Carolina workers may be worried about what injuries do come under the scope of workers' comp. The simple answer is that any injury that is in connected to an employment condition or requirement is covered by workers' compensation.

Court holds NC state workers hurt outside course of employment

When a worker gets injured on the job, he or she may be able to file a workers' compensation claim. A successful claim can ensure their medical expenses arising out of the injury are covered and lost wages are recouped. However, even though it is an injured worker's right to file a claim, a case is not always initially successful. It is therefore important to know not only the applicable rules of the workers' compensation process, but also what it entails. Not every accident is a slip-and-fall at an office space. In fact, some accidents take place outside of the immediate workspace and the rules governing such injuries can be complex.

North Carolina children get sick working in tobacco fields

North Carolina is one of four states that grows nearly all of the tobacco produced in the United States each year. In order to successfully harvest the crop, farm hands must cut each individual tobacco plant which are planted close together and grow quite tall. While this doesn't seem dangerous, it actually has been the source of serious workplace illnesses for North Carolina workers -- in particular, for child farm hands.

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