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3 major misconceptions about workers' comp

Nobody wants to be in a situation where they are unable to do their job. This is exactly what many people face, however, and what motivates them to file workers' compensation claims. According to Employers.com, as many as three million nonfatal workplace accidents can occur in a single year, and these injuries are often serious enough to necessitate medical treatment and time away from work.

Hospital nurses: the dedicated workforce surviving on fatigue

There is no question. When you get home from your shift at the hospital, you are absolutely exhausted, but satisfied. You helped your patients work through their medical problems and hope that you have helped them on the road to recovery.

Give construction workers the 'brake' they deserve this summer

The good news is that it appears as though the nation's economy is on its way to recovery. Some states, such as North Carolina, have seen a steady increase in development that includes breaking ground on new buildings and infrastructure. In some cases, the contractors are struggling to hire enough hands to complete the jobs on time.

Time On Task: An Overlooked Cause Of Workplace Injuries

On the topic of workplace injuries, you typically think of things like wet floors, dangerous equipment and poor maintenance. Another major cause of injuries is invisible: worker fatigue, which reduces productivity and increases the risk of injury or accident.

Can I choose my own doctor for a workers' comp injury?

It's a big deal when you can't work because of a job-related injury. Your ability to recover quickly and fully may depend on quality medical treatment. Your first instinct might be to see your regular family doctor or to ask around for referrals to a good specialist.

Work with experienced attorney to protect your NC workers' compensation benefits

Workers' compensation coverage is an important resource for injured employees. It is all the more important given the fact that it is typically the only avenue of compensation available to workers when they are injured on the job. One important principle for employees to realize, though, is that when they are injured on the job, it is their responsibility to claim workers' compensation coverage. This is true regardless of the circumstances of the accident.

Appealing a denied workers' compensation claim

Choosing to file a workers' compensation claim is not an easy decision to make. Once you decide to file a claim, you then have to go through all the effort of making sure it is done properly all while dealing with your work-related injuries and their impact on your life. After investing so much time and effort, it can be difficult to discover that your claim has been denied.

Workers' comp changes may be coming for NC law enforcement and firefighters

It is no secret that law enforcement officers and firefighters are often in hazardous situations. This is one of the reasons the services they provide are so important to the societies they serve. Unfortunately for these civil workers, the dangers of their jobs often take a heavy toll.

Who is required to carry work comp insurance in North Carolina?

At its core, workers compensation insurance is designed to provided people who suffer serious and debilitating injuries while on the job with medical coverage and the ability to make ends meet. In other words, it provides much-needed peace of mind for the injured worker and their loved ones during otherwise trying times.

Not all workplace injuries are created equal

A recent review of workers compensation claims revealed that the five top workplace injuries are cuts or punctures (19%), contusions (12%), fractures (5%) and inflamation (5%) with other injuries accounting for 29% of total claims according to Traveler's Injury Impact Report released Monday which analyzed more than 1.5 million workers compensation claims filed between 2010 and 2014. Business Insurance recently posted an article on this subject in the workers compensation section, "Not all workplace injuries are created equal."

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