Workplace injuries are extremely common, and not just in industries like construction. Every day, truck drivers, loading dock workers, flight attendants and other workers in seemingly safe jobs are injured at work.
Being a flight attendant certainly has its perks. After all, visiting every corner of the globe is in your job description. However, the life of a flight attendant isn't always as glamourous as it's cracked up to be.
Starting a new job can be an exciting time for anyone. However, if the company for which the new employee works does not keep up with proper safety measures, that new worker could be at risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries. If such an incident occurs, workers' compensation may be applicable, and affected individuals may wish to determine how to go about potentially obtaining benefits.
Losing a life unexpectedly is a tremendous shock to family members under any circumstances. If a death occurred due to being injured on the job, it may be possible for a surviving family to qualify for workers' compensation in order to handle some of the financial damages resulting from such an event. North Carolina residents may be interested in such a situation that recently took place in another state.
On-the-job injuries are unfortunately a risk for the majority of workers in various professions. The types of jobs could add certain hazards for the workers and increase their chances of being injured on the job. For example, roadway workers could be at considerable risk of being hit by passing vehicles or other serious accidents, and unfortunately for two workers in North Carolina, a similar situation recently took place.
It's called Form 61 -- the notice you receive if your North Carolina workers' compensation claim has been denied. Receiving this form understandably brings on strong emotions for injured workers and their families, and it's important that you have an experienced workers' compensation lawyer to help you appeal the decision.
Being hurt or killed while on the job can have serious repercussions for the workers and/or their family members. Workers' compensation benefits may be able to help alleviate some of the financial strain that could stem from such a situation. North Carolina residents may be interested in a recent incident in another state that led to the deaths of two workers.
Paying benefits to injured workers isn’t cheap, and states are continually working to come up with ways to make the system more efficient and to reduce the number and cost of claims. One of the recent recommendations from a new study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute is that North Carolina’s workers’ compensation systems could benefit from a closed drug formulary, or a system in which there is a defined list of the drugs the workers’ compensation system would cover.
Compared with the general public, commercial truck drivers are much more likely to encounter health problems. This is the case for a number of reasons linked to the nature of the job: long hours, stress, irregular schedules, limited physical activity, and lack of healthy food options while on the road.
In previous posts, we’ve been discussing the “by accident” requirement. As we’ve said, the by accident requirement generally excludes coverage for injuries which occur gradually and injuries which occur as part of the ordinary course of work and not as part of a separate event deemed an accident.