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Bulldozer Accident in Rocky Mount Kills Landfill Worker

December 8, 2017   |  
A 48-year-old Lincoln County landfill worker died last month after being hit a bulldozer. According to the Department of Labor, the man was trying to prevent the bulldozer from dumping trash into the wrong area of the landfill when the accident occurred. Officials with the Department of Labor who are...
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What Should I Do If My Family Member Is Killed in a Forklift Accident?

June 16, 2017   |  
Per WRAL-TV, earlier this year, a 35-year-old man was killed in a tragic forklift accident. Reportedly, the deadly incident happened while the man was using a forklift to load equipment at Dean’s Towing and Recovery in Dunn, North Carolina. According to Erwin police, the man died from injuries he sustained...
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If I Lose a Family Member in a Construction Accident, What Should I Do?

December 9, 2016   |  
WNCN-TV reported on a story in late November involving a fatal construction accident in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Per the report, while a construction worker was operating a piece of excavating equipment near Stewart Creek, the machine fell over and threw him into the creek. The construction worker was repairing a...
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Could a Construction Company’s Mistakes Get a Worker Killed?

November 23, 2016   |  
According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the NC Occupational Safety and Health Division announced that it is investigating a deadly construction accident that happened in Kernersville in early November. The on-the-job death was the first in Forsyth County in this year. Why Is This Construction Worker’s Death Under Investigation? As of...
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How Soon Should I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

October 26, 2016   |  
If you are injured on the job in North Carolina, you have the right to file a claim for North Carolina workers’ comp insurance, and are not required to prove fault in order to recover benefits. However, you do need to file your claim in the appropriate amount of time....
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I Fell at Work and It Was My Employer’s Fault. Now What?

October 7, 2016   |  
Imagine you’re at work one day and suddenly the ground you’re standing on gives way, leaving you to fall 20 feet without any way to stop yourself. Still, you grasp wildly in vain, hoping for a miracle, but in the blink of an eye, that hope is lost as you...
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Common Problems You’ll Run into Getting Workers’ Comp in North Carolina

September 2, 2016   |  
Accidents at work are common. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that more than 3 million workplace accidents occur each year. According to BLS, at least half of these accidents require an employee to miss at least some time from work. In North Carolina, injured employees are entitled to...
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What Pre-Existing Conditions Could Get Your Workers’ Comp Claim Denied?

August 30, 2016   |  
Under North Carolina law, an employee who is injured on the job is entitled to recover workers’ compensation benefits. This is true even if the injury is the result of a pre-existing condition. North Carolina courts have confirmed this point time and time again. The standard is well illustrated in...
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How Age Can Impact a Workers’ Comp Claim in North Carolina

August 29, 2016   |  
A greater number of Americans are choosing to extend their working years. According to the most recent survey conducted by the Census Bureau, 20.8 percent of Americans over the age of 65 remain in the workforce. This is number has been trending upward in recent decades. Of course, older workers,...
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Options for People Injured in a Car Accident While Working

July 4, 2016   |  
If you drive as part of your job, you know that it leaves you vulnerable to car accidents that cause serious personal injuries. What happens to employees who are on the road for work and get into a serious crash that results in debilitating injuries? Will such an employee be...
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