An on-the-job injury at a work site could be life changing. After North Carolina construction workers are injured in a work accident, they may not know what their options are and who to turn to for guidance on the matter. They may consider approaching an insurer, but insurers often delay or mishandle claims for accidental injuries, even where time is of the essence due to the nature of the injury.
North Carolina employees may hear a lot about workers' compensation and how it is their right to file a claim to recover compensation to cover medical bills associated with a work accident, but they may not know if their company carries worker compensation or not.
As employers begin decorating their shops and slash prices to attract holiday shoppers, there is another group of people they should be catering to as well-their employees. With all the ice and snow that comes with the winter months, the instances of slip and fall accidents increases-according to two leading workers' compensation carriers, these type of accidents accounted for almost one third of all workers' compensation claims that led to losing time from work. This represented a doubling of such claims in 2013-14 compared to the previous year.
For workers in North Carolina, certain jobs make it necessary to perform the same movements over and over again. This can lead to various physical maladies that can render them unable to work or make work painful and difficult. These are known as repetitive stress injuries and they can justify a worker applying for workers' compensation benefits. It is imperative for an injured worker to understand the objective facts about these injuries before moving forward with a filing.
While no one in North Carolina expects to be injured at work, it can happen to just about anyone. The following is for general purposes only and not legal advice. In general, it is important to know what steps you should take if you are hurt on the job.
People in North Carolina who might have faced exposure to toxic material at work may wonder whether or not they are beginning to show signs of various diseases such as mesothelioma. The symptoms of lung disease can be confusing at first, but it's important to understand these symptoms.
When an employee in North Carolina is injured or made ill on the job, they may seek workers' compensation benefits to help them out financially while they recover. However, employees may wonder whether their employer must have workers' compensation insurance in place, and what may happen to their employer if they don't.
There is likely no human alive today who can boast of never having been sick. Some illnesses, such as the common cold, take people out of the workplace for a day or two at the most. Other illnesses, however, can leave a person unable to work for weeks, if not months, which can force him or her to rely on the Family and Medical Leave Act. But what happens when the illness was caused by something the worker was exposed to while on the job and what happens if the illness lasts years or is permanent in nature?
At any given time there are more than 150 major road work zones across North Carolina, according to state transportation officials. These work zones are not only on major highways but also on secondary roads and North Carolina routes. When drivers approach a work zone, it is imperative that they slow down and pay close attention to the road to ensure construction workers' safety. When they fail to do so, tragic construction workers' accidents can take place.
Accidents can happen at any kind of workplace, but, as North Carolina construction workers know all too well, some workplaces are more dangerous than others. Working on scaffolding high off the ground, handling heavy equipment or just walking through unfinished buildings can mean that one slip can lead to serious injury.