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Falls could cause serious workplace injuries in North Carolina

Going to work often brings individuals a sense of accomplishment. They feel appreciative of the fact that they can go to their jobs and earn a wage that helps them live their lives. Unfortunately, some individuals could feel betrayed by their jobs if they are involved in accidents that result in workplace injuries. The work that had been providing for their lives could now cause them financial difficulties as a result of those incidents. 

North Carolina residents may be interested in a recent work-related accident that occurred in a nearby state. Reports indicated that the incident involved a man who was working on a roof. While on top of the building, the man fell through the roof and landed on a concrete floor that was apparently two stories below. 

Emergency medical crews and firefighters arrived at the scene to attend to the man. Reports stated that he was conscious, but additional information regarding any injuries he suffered was not disclosed in the report. He was taken from the scene to the hospital to be treated. It was noted that a medical helicopter had initially been requested, but the request was canceled. 

Falls from any height, especially on worksites, often result in serious injuries. North Carolina workers who have been injured on the job due to similar incidents may find themselves facing financial hardships because of lost wages, medical bills and other issues stemming from the events. Luckily, workers' compensation may be able to help fill the monetary gaps left by the results of suffering workplace injuries, and speaking with knowledgeable attorneys may help interested individuals gain reliable information on securing these benefits.

Source:, "Worker injured after fall through warehouse roof", Chris Whitfield, May 3, 2017

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