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Blog Category Workers’ Compensation

Why Workers Compensation is Less Than You Expect

May 1st, 2019

People think when they are injured on the job that workers compensation is going to take care of their needs and replace the paycheck they have been earning. They assume their medical expenses will be covered, and lengthy therapy or long term disabilities will be handled by this program. Maybe in a perfect world — but unfortunately these expectations are way off the mark.

Auger & Auger of South Carolina represents work accident victims of serious work-related injuries, and also Read more

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Protecting Yourself Against Workplace Injuries in North Carolina

October 10th, 2018
  • 174 people lost their lives on as a result of workplace injuries in North Carolina in 2016.
  • 59% of these injuries were caused by either transportation accidents or injuries involving other people or animals.
  • Falls, slips, or trips accounted for 26 deaths.

Keep yourself safe from occupational injuries

People across North Carolina go to work every day. Unfortunately, there are numerous work-related Injuries that happen every day.  Some of these injuries are minor and require little to no medical attention at all, while other injuries may Read more

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Workplace Violence/Assault At Work Claims

February 7th, 2018

angry man holding up his fists, ready to fightYou get up in the morning when your alarm goes off. You swing your feet out of bed and onto the floor and start getting ready for work. You expect to arrive at your workplace, do your job and go home. For many people on most days, that’s exactly what happens. Each day is like the last.

For others, the workday takes a very different and dangerous turn. Workplace assaults are becoming all too common these days. As tensions build … Read more

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Work Injuries and Illnesses Related to Cold Weather

January 8th, 2018

Lawyer Help for Work-Related IllnessYou go to work everyday despite the weather. You brave snow and ice on the roads to get where you need to be. Unfortunately, so does everyone else and that means germs. We are deep into the cold and flu season, meaning people are showing up at work when they would have been better off staying home in bed.

Not only are these people showing up at work, but they are bringing their illness with them and sharing it with … Read more

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Avoiding Cold Weather Work Hazards

November 1st, 2017

man shoveling snow on sidewalkIt’s always a good time to remind yourself of safe habits before you need them. This includes winter workplace safety tips. Before the cold weather sets in, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and, if you are a business owner, protect your employees. Read on for the most common winter weather dangers in the workplace, and how to prevent many of the accidents that could result.

1. Slips and Falls

Slips and falls during the cold weather can … Read more

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Most Common Accidents on Construction Sites

September 28th, 2016

Avoiding accidents during constructionIt is widely known that construction works face a variety of hazards each time they step onto a work site. Statistics have shown that four out of every 100 workers will be hurt on the job annually. Deaths in this industry account for 18 percent of all work-related fatalities that occur yearly. Some of the most common causes of accident include:

1. Falls

Construction workers often work in high places. They may balance on scaffolding, climb ladders or work on … Read more

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The Dangers of Methylene Chloride

August 26th, 2016

chemical workers should take extra precautions in bathroomOSHA has recently released a warning to workers regarding the dangers of methylene chloride. The warning comes after a worker was killed as a result of exposure to the chemical. Anyone who works with the chemical is urged to take extra precautions.

According to OSHA, the worker was removing a bathtub coating using a paint stripper. The worker was performing the job in a small bathroom in an apartment. The window was open partially in order to provide ventilation. … Read more

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How Mold Can Lead to Workers’ Compensation

August 24th, 2016

mold in houseMolds are a type of fungi that can be found virtually anywhere. When molds grow excessively and you breathe in their spores, you can become ill or breathing issues could worsen. If you are exposed to mold on a regular basis at work and become sick as a result, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Here is more information on mold and the health problems it can cause.

Mold Exposure

Mold can’t grow without moisture and organic material. While … Read more

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How Wearable Tech Could Change Workers’ Compensation

August 19th, 2016

Use of FitBit or similar devices to prevent injuryIf you have a FitBit or similar device, you are familiar with wearable technology. We will soon be moving beyond wearable technology that simply tracks our level of exercise and fitness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Indego exoskeleton, a piece of wearable technology that can help those who have been paralyzed or disabled walk again. It is just one example of how technology could aid in the treatment of people who have been injured on … Read more

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Does Workers’ Compensation Only Cover Physical Injury?

August 17th, 2016

Workers’ compensation for workplace stressPeople who are physically injured on the job are aware that they can file a workers’ compensation claim to assist them in paying for the costs associated with those injuries. Slips and falls, lacerations and incidents involving machinery are all covered. There are even instances in which telecommuters hurt on the road or at home may be compensated for their injuries. What happens, though, when the injuries you sustain are not physical, but mental?

When it comes to workers’ compensation … Read more

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