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June 2016 Archives

EMS workers injured on the job after North Carolina accident

Emergency crew workers are often the ones tending to individuals who have been hurt in accidents. However, these workers could be at risk of suffering injuries themselves while on the job. An individual could be injured on the job under a variety of circumstances, and as a result, workers' compensation benefits may be awarded.

Serious workplace injuries could affect North Carolina workers

Incidents of worker injury can be complicated matters for everyone involved. There will likely be investigations into how the workplace injuries occurred; injured workers may face physical and financial losses, and the workplace operation itself could be hindered considerably. Of course, the most important aspect of any accident is the well-being of the injured parties, and when workers are injured on the job, they may be entitled to workers' compensation.

Numbness in the arms, hands or fingers

Experiencing numbness in the arms, hands, or fingers -- or anywhere, for that matter -- can be a scary experience. It's only natural for your mind to go to the worst case scenario: Do I have a brain tumor? Did I have a stroke?

Workplace 'wear and tear' could lead to workers' comp

Many people believe that workers' compensation only applies to workplace accidents. However, injuries leading to workers' compensation benefits don't have to be caused by an isolated event. In fact, many successful claims involve damage caused by wear and tear. These are known as repetitive stress injuries, or RSIs.

Construction accident injuries may be a concern in North Carolina

When something goes wrong while on the job, there is often a chance that workers could be injured. A construction accident is a common cause of on-the-job injuries, and in many cases, workers could seriously suffer. If North Carolina workers are injured on the job, they may wish to submit claims for workers' compensation in hopes to gain assistance with damages resulting from the accidents.

Injured Truck Drivers and North Carolina Workers' Comp Claims

Many truck drivers can file their injury claims here in North Carolina even if the driver is hurt in another state.  This is because of the "jurisdiction" rules of the NC Workers' Compensation Act.  The workers' compensation benefits under NC law may be better than the benefits in other states.  For instance, Florida only allows 104 weeks of TTD (temporary total disability) payments.   North Carolina allows up to 500 weeks of TTD.   Being able to pursue your claim under North Carolina workers' comp law is important if you live here in our state.  Your doctors are likely to be here near your home, and it is much easier to fight the insurance company here on your home turf than to have to travel to Kansas or Oregon to do it.  Under NCGS 97-36, an injured worker can file his or her claim in North Carolina if: 

North Carolina construction accident leads to man's death

It is not unusual for construction workers to perform their duties surrounded by potential hazards. Working with machinery, at high levels or in a multitude of other environments could lead to a construction accident. If a worker is injured or killed in such an event, an investigation will likely take place, and the family of the victim may want to find out more about workers' compensation.

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