North Carolina Job Injury Highlights Need to Protect Your Workers Compensation Rights 2012

April 21st, 2012

Last week, a truck driver who was walking on a highway entrance ramp while on the job was hit by another driver and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The truck driver, an Apex man, was delivering a replacement cab to a transport truck that had broken down near the Jones Sausage Road interchange with I-40. As he was trying to cross the highway, the driver of a Mitsubishi struck him. See :
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At the end of the day, the truck driver was still listed in critical condition.
No charges were filed against the driver of the Mitsubishi.

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Accidents such as these that occur on the job can lead to serious or even fatal injuries. Workers who are involved in these accidents may be entitled to compensation under the law for their injuries and other losses – even if no charges were filed in the case.

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Worker Compensation NC North Carolina Sees Rise in Workplace Deaths

March 22nd, 2012

Workers should be able to expect a safe working environment. Yet everyday, workers across North Carolina are seriously injured or even killed on the job.

Last year, despite the availability of safety and health training programs designed to avoid these tragedies, North Carolina actually saw a rise in the number of workplace fatalities See: Workers Comp In North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Labor announced that 53 people died on the job in 2011, an increase of three fatalities from the previous year.

Workplace Fatalities, By the Numbers

Accidents involving workers being hit by vehicles or equipment were the most significant cause of work-related deaths (18 of the 53 deaths), and construction workers were the most at risk of suffering fatal accidents (16 of the 53 deaths). Here are some other highlights from the report:

  • 17 workers died as a result of falls
  • Deaths in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries increased 150 percent (from 4 to 10)
  • Wake County saw the most fatalities of any county in the state (6)
  • The majority of work-related deaths were men (52 of 53)

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