While most North Carolina workers hope that they will never need workers’ compensation benefits, they are undoubtedly happy that the coverage is available. No one can predict when a sudden accident that results in workplace injuries will occur, and when a worker is seriously injured, workers’ comp benefits may be a financial lifesaver. Of course, this benefits only apply if a person qualifies.
One worker in another state may soon be looking into these qualifications after recently suffering injuries in an industrial accident. The man, who was reported as being in his 60s, was apparently working on a machine at a seafood processing plant when some type of injury-causing event occurred. Details on the accident itself were not provided in the report.
Authorities responded to the scene at approximately 6:15 a.m. where the worker was found injured and unresponsive. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment, but information on the exact injuries was not disclosed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into the incident, and additional information may become available at a later time. It was noted that citations could result if safety violations are found.
This worker and others injured in similar accidents likely hope that they qualify for workers’ comp benefits. Gaining information on this type of financial assistance is important, but it can also be confusing. North Carolina workers suffering from workplace injuries may feel worried that they do not know enough about workers’ compensation to get the most out of their benefits, but fortunately, people in this type of predicament can enlist the help of legal professionals.