Who is Responsible for Providing Anti-Slip Shoes?

Anti-Slip Shoes

The first time most people are told that they’ll need special non-slip or anti-slip shoes for their workplace, there’s a bit of skepticism. From restaurant work to salons, you’ll find that the slip hazards are daily and very real. Without proper footwear, anyone walking through a workspace could slip, fall, and ultimately injure themselves pretty […]

Can I Be Fired For Filing Workers’ Compensation?

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Can Your Boss Fire You For Filing Workers Comp In North Carolina? The North Carolina General Assembly adopted the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) to protect employees against employer retaliation under certain circumstance, including the filing of a workers’ compensation claim. Occupational safety and health complaints, along with wage and hour complaints, are also protected […]

Asbestos Contamination at Work

Asbestos Contamination at Work

Asbestos is no longer used in construction, yet it still resides in many homes and buildings. The dangerous aspect of asbestos is when it is disturbed, becomes airborne, and is inhaled. Asbestos is a group of microfiber minerals that resists fire, heat, and chemicals, which is why it became a popular construction material by the […]

Logging is the Most Dangerous Civilian Occupation

Logging is the Most Dangerous Civilian Occupation

While severe and tragic accidents can happen on the job for anyone, there are occupations that pose much greater risks than others. One of those occupations is logging. The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance system reported that 1,492 loggers died in the 10-year period between 1980 to 1989, according to the Centers for Disease […]

Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries at the Workplace Should Contact an Attorney

Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries at the Workplace Should Contact an Attorney

Millions of people suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs). The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are 2.5 million cases of TBIs each year. The causes vary from sports injuries, car collisions, premises accidents, and work related injuries, which can be comprised of falls, injuries from machinery, transportation accidents, precariously […]

Pesticide Poisoning at the Workplace

Pesticide Poisoning at the Workplace

If you work in agriculture such as farming, orcharding, fruit or vegetable packing, landscaping, or any other type of employment that you use or are exposed to pesticides, you may be at risk. Pesticides are used everywhere: at home, in our food, in parks, on the side of the street, and at our places of […]

Workplace Falls

Workplace Falls

Falls are one of the most common, as well as one of the most dangerous, types of workplace injury. While construction workers are at the most risk of a fatal fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, virtually everyone can be subject to a bad fall injury. All it takes to put […]

The Health Hazards of Poor Indoor Air Quality

The Health Hazards of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Loggers, construction workers, and Alaskan crab fisherman are not the only people at risk on the job. While catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries from heavy machinery and spinal cord damage from high falls might grab headlines, hundreds of thousands of workers suffer in silence through less dramatic yet completely debilitating health conditions. In […]

Construction Road Work Zone Accidents

Construction Road Work Zone Accidents

One of the most dangerous jobs is road construction. It is high-paced, loud, requires heavy and often dangerous machinery, and, like few other jobs, is constantly bombarded with fast-moving cars, SUVs, pickups, and semis. For all of these reasons, work zones are inherently dangerous. If you or a loved one have been injured on the […]

North Carolina Assembly Line Injuries

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are three million reported nonfatal workplace injuries and illness every year. Furthermore, there were 4,679 fatalities in the workplace in 2014, as reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The most dangerous form of work is manual labor, which can include assembly line work. Heavy machinery, […]