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April 2013 Archives

Construction site accident civil suit leads to $1.7M award

It's no secret that construction sites can be dangerous places. When a worker is hurt at a construction site in the triad area the injuries can be serious, leading to lifelong issues and the inability to work. When a worker is injured in such a setting, he or she may be able to obtain workers' compensation benefits. In addition, in some situations the worker may also be able to file a civil personal injury lawsuit against those whose negligence may have contributed to the incident occurring.

Explosion at fertilizer plant injures many, kills 12

Workplaces accidents can happen at virtually any workplace, at any time, including the state of North Carolina. The size and number of workers injured depend on a variety of situations including the type of workplace. Last week an industrial accident that made news across the county occurred in another state. The incident resulted in at least 12 deaths. In addition, more than 200 individuals were injured in the incident.

State of North Carolina wants highway workers to stay safe

Employers throughout the nation are charged with keeping their workplaces safe for those who work there. This is true whether one works in an office setting or a large warehouse. It is also true for employers who have workers on roads throughout North Carolina.

North Carolina flour mill site of explosion that injured worker

There are certain types of workplace activities that prompt the federal government to conduct investigations. One of those incidents apparently occurred earlier this month at a flour mill in North Carolina. The incident was an explosion that resulted in an injured worker. Such an occurrence may happen at workplaces in which combustible dust is present.

Fourth truck overturns in one month on North Carolina highways

People across the country rely on the ground transportation industry to provide vital goods and services. Commercial trucks travel all across North Carolina and are tasked with operating huge, powerful and heavy vehicles for stretches of several hours. Those who work as truck drivers are required to meet certain state and federal guidelines when it comes to the operation of their vehicles, but this does not always ensure that they will be able to avoid getting injured in a truck accident.

Furniture builders in North Carolina suffer illness in workplace

Furniture manufacture is one of the industries in the state of North Carolina that employs many people. While it provides a good living for many, workers could experience an unintended side effect. Some who are exposed over a long period of time to the chemical n-propyl bromide, also known as nPB, are suffering from neurological damage. The chemical is found in the glue used to attach foam cushions.

Benefits to intoxicated woman hurt at North Carolina conference

There are many circumstances under which a worker in the state of North Carolina could seek and successfully obtain workers' compensation benefits. Instances leading to injuries need not occur at the actual place of employment. Recently the North Carolina Court of Appeals determined that a woman, who was injured at an off-site sales meeting, where alcohol was being served, was eligible to receive the benefits.

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