Identifying Common Workplace Accidents
Even in a workplace where everyone is firmly committed to adhering to best practices and observing all the appropriate safety rules and regulations, accidents are still bound to happen. Workers who suffer injuries as a result of occupation-related incidents are usually entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits under North Carolina state law. An injured worker who files a claim does not have to prove that his or her employer or co-workers were at fault, and the benefits disbursed are intended to address the medical treatments, missed work time, and other considerations that are associated with the employee’s occupational injury or illness.
Unfortunately, the insurance companies who issue workers’ compensation insurance policies are often eager to find any excuse whatsoever to deny a new claim, even if the claim is wholly justified. To help avoid being unfairly denied, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney who can help ensure that you avoid costly errors in the filing of your claim.
Common Workplace Accidents and Injuries
The nature and number of threats to worker safety obviously vary from field to field and position to position, but there are some kinds of accidents and injuries that are more common than others. Some of these include:
- Falls from elevation
- Falls on the same level
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Crush injuries
- Fractured bones
- Injuries caused by striking or being struck by other objects
- Illnesses resulting from exposure to toxic chemicals, gases, and substances
We understand that you and your family depend on your ability to work and to receive a steady paycheck. Do not needlessly risk your health and your financial stability if you have been hurt on the job. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311.