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April 2017 Archives

Report: Workplace injuries can have devastating economic impacts

A new report highlights the dangers people face in their jobs every day. The report was compiled by using injury and fatality data from the federal government’s Bureau of Statistics as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement data from last year.

Follow these steps to claim workers' compensation

Workers' compensation is there as a safety net for those who are employed. It helps provide compensation for medical bills and lost wages in the event of an injury on the job. Families even benefit from death benefits if a loved one suffers a fatal injury at work.

Dog Bite Prevention Week begins with rise in USPS dog bites

Each year, the U.S. Postal Service observes National Dog Bite Prevention Week in honor of its carriers, who are some of the most-bitten folks around. The official week runs April 9-15, so let's get ready by developing a good picture of how things stand.

Are state lawmakers finally going to pass a measure banning hand-held devices?

While the law here in North Carolina expressly classifies texting while driving as a primary offense, meaning motorists can be pulled over and ticketed solely for this dangerous conduct, there is no disputing that distracted driving continues to take a devastating toll on our roads and highways.

How can we keep our motorcyclists safe?

Our beautiful state is a wonderful place to ride a motorcycle. There is a lot to see and a lot of road to cover. While being out on the open road is exhilarating, it can also be extremely dangerous. While we hope that other drivers on the road have our best interests in mind, that is not always the case.

North Carolina man accused of killing family in violent crash

It is a long drive north from North Carolina to Toledo, Ohio. The area bordering Lake Erie is where an Asheboro man was recently accused of causing a motor vehicle accident that killed three family members and injured three other people in a crash a few miles east of Toledo.

Easing injured workers back into their jobs

Employers are always eager to save money, but many are missing out on opportunities to do so, experts say. Employers who give injured workers light duties to help ease them back into their jobs after injuries can find their related costs reduced. They can save in workers' compensation expenses and training, while keeping their workforce productive.

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