When “Safety First” Comes in Last

Catastrophic or Deadly Work Accidents Most work accidents do not end in death or catastrophic injury, but unfortunately some do.  How does an injured worker or their family make certain that they obtain all the benefits to which they are entitled?  The key is to look to the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, but not stop there.  Often there may be a civil action or action available as well, which will allow the catastrophically injured employer, or their family recover more than just the modest benefits provided by workers’ compensation.