COVID-19 & Workers’ Compensation

The world of work in the United States, indeed the world, has been rocked by the emergence of COVID-19. Businesses shut down; employees let go, working reduced hours, or working remotely. For those who have still worked as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic arose, comes the added specter of contracting the Coronavirus from exposure at work.

Steps to Take After You’re in a Construction Accident

Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs. It is inherently hazardous with a higher risk of injury than other industries. Research shows that nearly 80,000 construction workers annually suffer from work-related injuries which are severe enough to make them miss work. Since the risk of injury is high for the construction industry, the contractor must provide construction workers with a safe work environment.

The Coronavirus pandemic and the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation System

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been substantial in the United States, as the nation tries to avoid a healthcare crisis.   Many cities and states are requesting, a few even ordering, that citizens “shelter in place”, resulting in businesses being shuttered and employees without wages.  Only certain categories of work are deemed “essential” and fall within the exceptions to these rules.