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Month: May 2022

May 22, 2022
Workers Compensation
A construction career can provide a sustainable income and a promising future. However, working on a construction site all day does have its risks. Wearing adequate personal protective equipment or PPE can guard you against severe injuries. Seeing the value of compliance might motivate you to take the extra few minutes to put on your […]
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May 6, 2022
Workers Compensation
A work injury that results in medical expenses and time off the job can be frustrating, but in most cases, you can rely on workers' compensation to help you with the costs. Unfortunately, despite the legal requirement to carry this insurance, some employers do not. The California Department of Industrial Relations explains that if you […]
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April 12, 2022
Workers Compensation
Returning to work after an injury in North Carolina might look different than your previous experience. Depending on the severity of your injury and the length of your recovery, you may need accommodations to help you perform your job. Assessing your need for support will involve the input of your medical team and your employer. […]
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April 1, 2022
Workers Compensation
If you suffer a serious workplace injury, workers compensation might be your only option for maintaining your livelihood. However, many employees hesitate to file a claim because they worry about how it may affect their work relationships. You have a right to pursue workers compensation. Even so, you may wish to prepare for any negative reactions […]
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March 29, 2022
Workers Compensation
An injury that happens at work may leave you feeling panicked and unsure of how to respond. Even though you need medical treatment, you may lack the mobility or coherence to make critical decisions. Responding appropriately despite the stress can help you avoid costly consequences. Communicating with your employer from the beginning can also give […]
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March 19, 2022
Workers Compensation
Accidents involving heavy equipment can happen quickly on the job site. Oftentimes, they result in serious injuries or death, so being aware when you are around this equipment is essential to safety. One of the best tools on a job site with heavy equipment is a spotter. According to LaborPress.org, a spotter is someone who manages […]
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February 24, 2022
Workers Compensation
In many industries throughout North Carolina and across the United States, workers risk getting injured in serious workplace accidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 4,764 fatal work accidents in 2020, which calculates to one death every 111 minutes. Not only can you get injured in an accident at work, but you may also develop a condition […]
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February 24, 2022
Workers Compensation
The construction industry is one of the deadliest in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 1,102 construction site deaths in 2019 alone. This makes up 20.7% of all workplace deaths across the country. Those that survive a construction workplace accident may suffer long-term injuries, missed days from work and significant […]
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February 24, 2022
Workers Compensation
In addition to basic workers' compensation rules, each state has unique requirements of its own. In North Carolina, certain workers' comp rules apply to the construction industry. For example, if you are a general contractor, are you responsible for covering an injured subcontractor? Contractor duties A principal contractor oversees a construction project ensuring that the […]
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January 24, 2022
Workers Compensation
Mobile ladder stands are common in many working environments, including warehouses and manufacturing facilities. While convenient, proper ladder safety is crucial to preventing accidents and keeping staff members safe. Safe usage of work equipment is everyone's responsibility, but managerial staff must ensure their team is using the best practices. Here are a few tips to keep in […]
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