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North Carolina man dies after being injured at work

A recent work accident in North Carolina led to an individual's death. Reports stated that the 24-year-old man was injured at work as he was performing duties on a roof. The man was employed by a construction company and had been on the roof in order to install felt. However, while working, he lost his balance.

Truck drivers as independent contractors - am I covered by workers' comp?

Many truck drivers are considered independent contractors and file a 1099 form for IRS tax purposes - meaning they are not considered employees of the company in which they perform work for. So what happens when they are injured on the job? Are they covered by the employer's workers' comp insurance? Surprisingly, if you find yourself in this situation, you may in fact be covered by the employer's workers' comp, even though you are not officially an employee of the company.

Fatal workplace injuries may impact North Carolina families

Families who lose loved ones in accidents can face a multitude of financial troubles in the aftermath of such incidents. Workplace accidents are, unfortunately, a common occurrence, and the workplace injuries suffered could potentially prove fatal. As a result, a family could be left without a much needed income, and they may wish to find out whether they could qualify for workers' compensation.

Truck drivers face great risk of injury

Trucking is tough and truck drivers face a number of occupational hazards. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly half a million large truck accidents occur each year, and many of these crashes result in fatalities on the road. Though non-truck vehicle occupants constitute the majority of fatalities, about a quarter of those killed in large truck crashes are truckers themselves.

Insurance adjusters can wait. Get the legal counsel you need.

If you are injured on the job you need to notify your employer, who will, in turn, notify it's insurance company. When your employer's insurance company contacts you for a statement, your first instinct will be to cooperate and answer all of the claims adjuster's questions. This response is natural enough: insurance is there to make up for damages a worker has suffered, right?

Fatal construction accident takes place in North Carolina

When working on construction sites, it is up to employers to ensure that appropriate safety measures are in place. If there is a lapse in standards, workers could be at risk of falling, being injured by machinery or suffering numerous other potentially injury-causing scenarios. If an individual is injured or killed in a construction accident, taking the proper steps in efforts to gain workers' compensation may be in their and/or their families' best interests. 

Injured in a construction accident? Workers' comp may help

Being involved in an injury-causing accident can be a frightening experience. If a worker is injured in a construction accident, he or she may face considerable difficulties pertaining to both the physical and financial aspects of the aftermath. Luckily, workers' compensation may be awarded in many cases, and if a North Carolina worker is injured on the job, these benefits may help.

Construction accident leads to North Carolina worker's death

Many individuals work in the construction industry. Having these types of jobs can allow many parties to earn a living and support themselves and their families. Because this support is often important to their well-being, what happens when an individual suffers serious or fatal injuries on the job? If an individual is injured or killed in a construction accident, information on workers' compensation may be useful. 

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