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February 2014 Archives

Spike in cellphone tower deaths catches OSHA's attention

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently sent a letter to employers of cellphone tower climbers to warn them that they must comply with safety regulations. North Carolina residents may be aware that cellphone tower climbing has been called the most dangerous job in the country. Most workplace accidents in the industry involve falls, and the results are often tragic.

Right to report a work accident in North Carolina is protected

Complaining about a work injury is every employee’s right. This right is protected by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The act protects those who report a work accident in North Carolina and the rest of the country. Unfortunately, some companies still punish employees for bringing attention to injuries they suffer at work.

Temporary workers face challenges claiming workers' compensation

In a perfect world, workers' compensation benefits would be readily available to any worker who suffers an on-the-job injury. Some workers however, may have to fight for their benefits after a work accident. Temporary, blue-collar workers across the country, including in North Carolina, often fall into that category.

Construction accident results in North Carolina worker's death

While dealing with heavy machinery and specialized tools, construction work can sometimes carry significant risks to workers. If proper safety conditions are not met or are ignored completely, accidents resulting in serious injury may occur to even the most seasoned construction workers. Recently, a falling pipe at a North Carolina work site resulted in a construction accident that killed a man who'd worked in the construction field for over a decade.

The Importance of Obtaining Medical Evidence to Support Social Security Disability Claims

At some point during your Social Security disability claim, it is likely that you will be sent for a medical examination by the Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, many of these examinations do not result in the type of medical evidence necessary to obtain benefits. For this reason, it is very important that you consult with a lawyer as soon as possible who can work with your treating physicians to provide the type of information needed to establish your claim. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration generally has to provide a greater weight to the opinion of a treating doctor than a consulting physician.  Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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