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Injured at work? Accidents can lead to workers' comp need

Though individuals may believe they are having a typical day on the job, a sudden turn of events could cause their day to become life changing. A work accident could easily result in individuals being injured at work, and those injuries could have substantial life impacts. In most cases, parties are often left needing workers' compensation.

North Carolina residents may be interested in a serious work accident that recently took place in a nearby state. Reports indicated that a man was carrying out duties at an aqua treat plant when he suffered serious injuries. The worker was welding on top of a holding tank when an explosion occurred. The incident caused the man to land 50 feet from the tank. 

An ambulance transported the man from the scene to an area hospital. He apparently suffered serious trauma, but his exact condition was not detailed in the report. The incident was still under investigation, and additional information may be available at a later time. The report did note that the explosion did not pose any safety threats to anyone or the environment in the area. 

Serious injuries are an unfortunate risk of many occupations. Some events, like a sudden explosion, cannot be easily planned for, and as a result, workers may not know the best way to protect themselves from injuries. However, after being injured at work, North Carolina residents may be able to attend to their needs by finding out more information on workers' compensation. As these benefits can help assist with financial difficulties, obtaining compensation often proves vital.

Source:, "UPDATE: Worker seriously injured from explosion at Aqua Treat plant", April 4, 2017

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