The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that every year, over one million on-the-job injuries and 4,000 fatalities occur due to industrial accidents. These accidents often take place in factories, warehouses and construction sites all across the state.
Common causes of these accidents include human error, falls, electrocutions, explosions, manufacturing defects, improper training, improperly working equipment, poor maintenance, and other hazards.
The severity of industrial accident injuries may vary. Examples of these injuries are head and brain injuries, neck, back and shoulder injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractured bones, internal damage, puncture wounds, burns, amputation, paralysis, or even death.
Under North Carolina’s workers’ compensation law, victims are eligible to receive benefits, even if the injuries were caused by their own errors.
While industrial accident victims tend to first opt to file for workers’ compensation, they may not be aware that this is not their only option. Sometimes, the fault lies with a third party and not the employer. Victims may be able to file a personal injury claim beyond workers’ compensation if a party apart from the victim’s employer or co-worker caused (or was partially responsible) for the accident, such as the manufacturer of the defective machinery/equipment or it was property owners whose negligence led to the accident. In such case, the injured worker may make both a workers’ compensation claim and a third party claim at the same time.
It would be best to consult with an attorney from Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. in order to determine the best course of action to take.
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If you or a loved one has sustained an industrial accident injury due to the negligence of another individual or entity, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. as soon as possible. We will help you fight for you and your loved one’s rights and will ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your injuries and losses.
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