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.
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.
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.