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What Happens When You Are Injured at Work and There Is More Than One Employer

When an employee is hurt while providing a service to more than one employer, a common question is which employer should be responsible for paying workers' compensation benefits to the injured employee. This issue usually arises when the injured employee is working through a staffing agency or temporary employment agency, or when there are multiple employers on a job site.

Kids' Chance Provides Scholarships for Children of Injured Workers

Kids' Chance of NC offers scholarships for technical school and undergraduate college to children of injured workers. Executive Director Paul Seguin said scholarship applications are reviewed and awarded throughout the year based upon availability of funds. If your family is struggling to cover tuition costs or other school expenses because a work injury has seriously reduced your family's income, visit their site for more information.

Three Construction Workers Die in Downtown Raleigh Scaffolding Collapse

OSHA records show that the company responsible for the scaffolding at the downtown Raleigh constuction site where three construction workers were killed and another seriously injured Monday morning had previously been cited twice in the last ten years for violations related to scaffolding.

Miners With Black Lung Wrongly Denied Benefits Based on Controversial Doctor's X-ray Review

The Department of Labor has recently instructed more than 1,100 coal miners to re-apply for black lung benefits indicating that the miners may have been wrongly denied. The medical review of x-rays for these miners by a doctor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been called into question.

Workers' Comp: Cost of State Claims Is Due to Short-Sighted, Ineffective Risk Management Policies

In recent comments, Governor Pat McCrory implied that the State's high cost of workers' compensation claims is due to 'fraud.' He's wrong. Any problem the State has with the cost of its workers' compensation claims has one cause: short-sighted risk management practices that, in the long run, cost the State money and harm taxpayers.

Workers' Comp: Democrats Object to Governor's Industrial Commission Nominee

Democratic lawmakers have objected to Governor Pat McCrory's nominee to the North Carolina Industrial Commission – the state agency that administers the workers' compensation system and hears disputed cases – on the grounds that he is anti-worker.

Workers' Comp: Suing Uninsured Employers - Did the Court of Appeals Open the Door?

Injured workers are barred by the 'exclusive remedy' statute from suing their employers for negligence. Has the Court of Appeals opened the door to lawsuits against uninsured employers?

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