Goldsboro NC Law Blog

Premises liability can help with slip-and-fall accidents

Slip-and-fall injuries can result in serious injuries and harm for victims. As a result, legal protections are available to help victims of injuries on the property of another party with the physical, financial and emotional damages they suffer.

Premises liability law protections victims of slip-and-fall injuries and other injuries that occur because of a dangerous property condition. When a property hazard harms a victim, the victim may suffer medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages all of which a personal injury claim for damages based on premises liability law can help with. Victims can receive help with the physical, financial and emotional harm they suffered.

The different types of workers' compensation benefits available

This blog recently discussed the tragedy that is an on-the-job injury suffered by a worker which can have a significant, and detrimental, impact on the lives of the worker and their families. Unfortunately, the reality is that a workplace injury can leave injured workers with medical bills that are piling up and an inability to work because of their injury or disability.

During periods when injured workers are unable to work because of an injury on the job, workers' compensation benefits are available to step in. These important benefits can help injured workers and their families with their daily needs so that they can recover and return to work when possible. Injured workers can receive benefits through workers' compensation including for medical, rehabilitation and therapy expenses and costs; ongoing expenses and costs associated with permanent or temporary disability; lost income; and vocational training if they are forced to switch jobs because of the workplace accident or injury.

North Carolina worker death being investigated

Workers' compensation benefits protect workers and their families. In a North Carolina community a couple of hours southeast of the Greensboro area, a city worker recently fell to her death from a water tower. The woman fell from a city-owned water tank that is 210 feet tall. The 28-year old victim had worked for the city since 2016. The woman was listed as administrative staff working part time supporting contracts.

There are multiple investigations into the city worker's death including by the N.C. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Division. The department reported that the investigation will take months to complete but is required to be completed within 6 months. The woman was climbing down a fixed ladder when she fell 10 stories. The investigation into the fatal work accident will include the collection of physical evidence, photographs and interviews with witnesses, other employees and management.

Workers' compensation protects workers in different ways

Workers can be harmed in different ways on the job including from occupational illness or injuries suffered in workplace accidents or over time during the workers' career. Fortunately, workers' compensation benefits may be available to injured workers to provide protections for them following a workplace injury or accident.

A workplace injury can leave injured workers unable to work while medical bills and expenses pile up. Because a workplace injury can create worry for injured workers and their families, it is important to be familiar with the different types of benefits available through workers' compensation. It is also essential to understand the application process and how to seek workers' compensation benefits when needed.

Why you should seek medical attention after a car crash

Becoming the victim of even a minor car crash is an unnerving experience, and If you are able to walk away without apparent injury, you are extremely fortunate.

It will be tempting to go home where you can relax and calm down, but you should stop at the emergency room or your doctor’s office on the way.

What you need to know about injuries covered by workers’ comp

No matter what kind of work you do, if you suffer an on-the-job injury, you will be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim.

You may think that workers' comp only covers an injury caused by an accident, such as a burn or a broken bone. However, many claims for compensation involve medical issues that develop over time. Here are some facts about injuries and what to do if you suffer one.

Tips for helping teens avoid speeding

Speeding poses major dangers for teen drivers. When teens engage in such conduct, they could be increasing their chances of getting into serious accidents. Speeding accidents can cause major injuries and sometimes have fatal results.

Parents can do a range of things to try to help their teens drive safely. This includes taking speeding prevention steps when it comes to their young drivers. Today, we’ll go over some of these steps.

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