There are many jobs in North Carolina and across the country that are referred to as "on demand" jobs. These positions include car service drivers, delivery drivers and domestic workers, just to name a few. In each of these occupations, individuals run the risk of being injured on the job, but sometimes issues exist as to whether these individuals could qualify for workers' compensation.
Working in the manufacturing industry can be very dangerous. Not only are manufacturing workers around hazardous machinery, the jobs often require heavy lifting and repetitive movements that can wreak havoc on a person's body.
Emergency crew workers are often the ones tending to individuals who have been hurt in accidents. However, these workers could be at risk of suffering injuries themselves while on the job. An individual could be injured on the job under a variety of circumstances, and as a result, workers' compensation benefits may be awarded.
When a workplace accident results in catastrophic injuries that leave a worker unable to care for him or herself at home, attendant care services may be available through workers' compensation.
Many people believe that workers' compensation only applies to workplace accidents. However, injuries leading to workers' compensation benefits don't have to be caused by an isolated event. In fact, many successful claims involve damage caused by wear and tear. These are known as repetitive stress injuries, or RSIs.
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.