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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.

Workers in the health care field – especially the medics, emergency room doctors, nurses, CNAs, cleaning staff, and others – face a high risk of contracting the very same illness that literally shut down entire countries and industries. Frontline healthcare workers have become seriously ill, and tragically some have died.

Victims disabled in workplace accident
Have you been injured at work? Have those injuries led to prolonged recovery time and affected your ability to work, thereby resulting in wage loss or permanent physical impairment? If you’ve answered yes, then

by the workers’ compensation law, you are eligible for disability benefits in North Carolina. Read on to understand what these benefits are and when they are paid.

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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.

In addition to this, workers should be provided with proper safety gear and equipment to lower the risk of accidents. In most cases, construction injuries are covered under workers’ compensation laws. But sometimes, an injured construction worker may have to file a personal injury lawsuit to get compensated.

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.

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Workers Compensation in North Carolina and the Coronavirus -The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

It’s about time for all the little ghouls and goblins to make an appearance as we decorate our homes in spooky lights, faux spider webs, and the latest animated mechanical props lying in wait for the little ones to dare approach our front doors.

The origin of what we now call Halloween dates back thousands of years to the ancient Celtic festival of “Samhain”.  The Celts were primarily from what is now Ireland, with a sprinkling of the UK and Northern France.  November 1 was recognized as the beginning of the new year for the Celts.  It marked the end of summer and the end of harvest season and began the long cold winter for the region.  It was believed that the night before the new year represented a point in time when the worlds of the dead and the living could be crossed.  Spooky huh!

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