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.

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Work Injuries and Illnesses Related to Cold Weather

January 8th, 2018

You 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

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Avoiding Cold Weather Work Hazards

November 1st, 2017

It’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

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Most Common Accidents on Construction Sites

September 28th, 2016

It 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

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The Dangers of Methylene Chloride

August 26th, 2016

OSHA 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

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How Mold Can Lead to Workers’ Compensation

August 24th, 2016

Molds 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

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Does Workers’ Compensation Only Cover Physical Injury?

August 17th, 2016

People 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

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What to Do If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied

August 5th, 2016

If you are injured at work, you can reasonably expect that your injuries will be covered by workers’ comp. That’s what the insurance is put in place for. But what happens if you put in a claim and that claim

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Are Telecommuting Employees Covered by Workers’ Comp?

June 24th, 2016

People who telecommute are subject to injury just like employees who work on-site. While telecommuters are generally covered by workers’ compensation, they may find it a bit more difficult to prove that their injury occurred during the scope of their

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Most Common Construction Accidents

May 25th, 2016

There is a significant risk of injury to anyone who works in the construction industry. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were just over 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries reported in 2009. Of those, 9 percent were

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