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Hearing loss is America’s most common workplace injury

If you are finding yourself asking your friends and family members to repeat themselves more often than you once did, you may be among a growing number of Americans suffering from work-related hearing loss. The problem is so widespread, in fact, that USA Today reports that it is the most common work-related injury affecting the nation’s workforce today, impacting more than 22 million people and costing employers roughly $242 million every year in workers’ compensation costs.

Older workers die on the job more often than workers overall

Did you know older people face a higher workplace fatality rate even as the overall rate of workplace deaths are decreasing? It is a troubling statistic, but it is true. According to U.S. News, 35 percent of deadly workplace injuries involved workers who were 55 years or older in 2015. This alarming trend cannot be ignored, especially if you are an older worker yourself or are related to one. 

3 common restaurant injuries

If you work in the food service industry, you know it can be fast-paced and stressful. There are also several workplace hazards in environments such as restaurants, coffee shops, bars and fast food establishments. If your employer does not take the proper preventative measures, you could get into an accident and suffer injuries. 

A guide to workers' compensation for North Carolina teachers

If you have entered the teaching field, you probably have not been particularly concerned about workplace injuries. However, while teaching may not seem like a dangerous job, there are unfortunate circumstances where injuries do occur, resulting in days off from work and medical bills. Whether you already have an injury or just want to be prepared for an unforeseen circumstance, you deserve to know what potential risks you face and what compensation entitlements you can receive as a North Carolina teacher.

Appealing a workers' compensation decision in North Carolina

You were counting on workers' compensation benefits to get medical treatment and cover your expenses while your injury keeps you out of work. Now you find out your employer's insurance company has denied your claim or issued benefits that do not even come close to covering what you need. Fortunately, you still have options for recourse.

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