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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 incurred in the construction industry. Of those injuries sustained, 22 percent were due to falls.  Here are the most common causes of accidents in the construction trade.

Falls

This is, without a doubt, the most common cause of injury among … Read more

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Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Process

May 11th, 2016

Attorney help for Insurance claimThe workers’ compensation process may seem like a daunting one if you have never been through it before. There are specific steps to be taken and, if not taken properly, your case can be negatively impacted. Doing things the right way the first time will be to your benefit. Read below to discover what you can expect from the workers’ comp process.

Notification

As soon as you are injured at work, you must notify your employer. You may notify … Read more

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How Soon Should I Go Back to Work After an Injury?

May 4th, 2016

workers getting back to work after receiving compensationMany people who end up winning a successful claim for workers’ compensation in North Carolina return to work. While there are definite benefits to returning to your job, there are some things to consider before you do. Here are a few questions that we typically receive from clients who are ready to get back to work.

1. What are the benefits?

Typically, returning to work means that you are once again receiving a steady paycheck. For many people, it … Read more

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Top Common Workers Comp Mistakes

May 2nd, 2016

When we begin to deal with anything we are unfamiliar with, it’s easy to make mistakes. If you have been hurt at work for the first time, you will want to file a workers’ compensation claim. But what if you aren’t sure what to do? Below is a list of the top common mistakes people make with workers’ compensation in North Carolina. Learn from the mistakes of others so you at least know what not to do.

1. Telling the

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What Happens if You Say ‘No’ to Workers’ Comp

April 11th, 2016

As a small business owner, you may be considering foregoing workers’ comp insurance for your employees. You have looked into the insurance and the premiums are simply higher than you can afford right now. Not to mention the fact that those premiums will rise even higher as you add more employees to your company. Is skipping out on workers’ comp insurance a smart move? The short answer is ‘no.’ The long answer is a bit more complex.

1. Accountability

When … Read more

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The Most Common Sources of Construction Injuries

February 8th, 2016

Construction Injuries Approximately 5 percent of the nation’s workforce is employed by the construction industry. Despite this relatively low number, the industry accounts for nearly 20 percent of the nation’s fatal workplace accidents. Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs there is if you look at the statistics.

There are thousands of injuries and deaths recorded in the construction business each year. The dynamic nature of the job means that an accident can occur at any moment. Because of this, the … Read more

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Managing ATVs as Part of Your Work Site

January 18th, 2016

4439151929_e141e39b5e_b Many different professions utilize ATVs in their day-to-day operations. If you are an employer and permit your crew to drive or ride ATVs, you could be setting yourself up for a lawsuit if one of them gets injured. If you have ATVs as part of your equipment, follow these tips to protect yourself from workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits.

  1. Maintenance

ATVs must be maintained properly, just like any other piece of machinery. Consult the owner’s manuals of … Read more

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Construction Worker Falls Four Stories

August 26th, 2015

download (24) Emergency crews were called to a construction site to assist an injured construction worker on Tuesday morning in the uptown area of Charlotte.

The worker had fallen and was suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries on the four story building. Fire crews used a basket top bring the worker down after nearly a half an hour after their arrival. The injured worker was transported to an area hospital.

If you are injured on the job, you may be able to collect … Read more

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Location Matters When It Comes to Workers’ Compensation

August 3rd, 2015

Man falls as chair breaks while jokingWhen you decide to seek benefits from workers’ compensation, you need to be sure that your injury was work-related. Yes, it may have happened on the job, but not all “on the job” activities are counted when it comes to filing a claim. If you were injured or fell ill at work during one of these activities, look at the fine print before you decide to file.

Lunch or Other Break

If your company doesn’t have a cafeteria and … Read more

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Greenville Deputy Dragged while Trying to Serve Warrant

March 29th, 2015

download (6) A Sheriff’s deputy with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department was injured when he was dragged by a car while trying to serve a warrant last week. According to law enforcement official, the deputy was dragged while trying to serve an active warrant at the Oak Ridge Apartments located near Pelham Road at approximately 3:35 p.m.

The injured deputy and three additional deputies were in uniform when they made contact with the 26-year-old defendant, Jimmy Reese Thompson Jr. Thompson and another … Read more

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