Finances are often tricky for many North Carolina residents and those elsewhere. They may budget and save, but a sudden setback could throw their financial security out of order. One such event that may cause monetary concerns is suffering workplace injuries. However, workers’ compensation can often help quell financial worries for qualifying individuals.
One person in another state may soon be exploring his workers’ comp benefit options after recently being injured on the job. According to reports, the man was working as a subcontractor while construction was taking place at a wastewater treatment plant. He was using a ladder to go down into an open access area when, for unknown reasons, he fell from the ladder and landed eight to nine feet below on concrete.
He landed on his leg in the fall and suffered a lower-leg injury as a result. In efforts to avoid further injury, emergency crews took their time extracting the man from the area. His being conscious and in good spirits also allowed for the necessary time to be taken in this endeavor. He was then taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
Workplace injuries can cause many concerns during a time when a person’s focus should be on recovery. Fortunately, workers’ compensation can often help put injured workers’ minds more at ease. North Carolina workers who have been injured while at work may want to explore workers’ comp benefits, the steps for applying and how to handle any setbacks they may face during the claims process.