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Financial setbacks not unlikely due to work-related injury

Injuries can cause any number of setbacks in a person's life. When the setbacks occur as a result of a work\-related injury, many North Carolina residents may wonder what they can do to address those setbacks, especially when it comes to their finances. In many cases, when individuals are injured on the job, they have the opportunity to seek benefits through workers' compensation.

One worker in another state may find himself exploring this option after a recent accident. Reports stated that the man worked at an airport and was involved in an incident at approximately 9:25 a.m. Specific details on the how the accident occurred were not given in the report, but it was noted that the man was injured by a passenger boarding bridge.

Apparently, the bridge struck and went over his ankle. The incident resulted in the man suffering serious injuries, and he was taken to an area medical center. The device involved in the accident is apparently used as a means for passengers to board and depart an airplane and get to and from the terminal gate.

As this incident shows, a work-related injury could occur at any time and under any circumstances. If North Carolina workers have been seriously injured on the job, they may face medical bills and lost wages due to time away from work during recovery. Because these factors could pose considerable financial issues for an injured worker, information on workers' compensation may be beneficial as a successful application could lead to much-needed financial assistance.

Source: omaha.com, "Eppley worker injured when jet bridge runs over his ankle", Jay Withrow, Feb. 20, 2018

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