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What is OSHA's role in a workers' compensation claims?

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is a government agency in charge of keeping workers in North Carolina and other parts of the country safe. To do so, it implements and polices a number of safety regulations. Failing to abide by these regulations can result in fines to an employer.

Can I get both Social Security and workers' compensation?

This blog has discussed what injured or ill Charlotte, North Carolina, workers can do if they find themselves disabled and, as a result, are unable to return to their line of work. One option they have is to seek disability benefits through the Social Security Administration.

Why was my workers' compensation claim rejected?

To determine why a particular workers' compensation claim was denied it is important that a Charlotte resident seek the counsel of an attorney familiar with their case. This post will address some general reasons why claims of this nature are rejected, but specific information about unique cases should not be pulled from the information contained herein.

Worker seriously injured in Charlotte scaffold incident

The Charlotte Fire Department had to make an emergency high rise rescue on September 21, 2018 upon receiving a call that two workers were hanging from a scaffold in uptown Charlotte. The incident occurred close to the intersection of Church and Stonewall streets.

Common types of occupational diseases

The most common type of workers' compensation claims arise from injuries suffered in a workplace accident or work that is repetitive in nature or . Occupational diseases are also common in the workplace, oftentimes more so than people realize, and can form the basis of a workers' compensation claim.

How to report an OSHA violation anonymously

In certain situations, some employees will continue to work in an unsafe work environment because they fear backlash from management or other employees, up to and including termination, if they were to make a report. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 provides protection for employees by allowing them to report OSHA violations anonymously. Environmental Health and Safety Online offers a listing of steps to making such a report. It should also be noted that you do not have to show that a workplace was unsafe in order to collect workers' compensation benefits. It is a no-fault system.

Charlotte construction accident claims life of worker

It is important for workers to understand that they can expect to go to a safe workplace each day. A recent construction accident in Charlotte claimed the life of a 24-year old construction worker and many are asking for answers and demanding increased worker safety. The victim was killed in the construction accident when he fell 19 floors from a construction elevator. He came to rest on a small platform near the base of the elevator and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. The victim had a 3-year old daughter.

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