People who work in many different fields face a variety of risks each day. At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, we understand that construction workers often find themselves in particularly dangerous situations. If you work in construction in Wilmington, or any other part of North Carolina, you may be exposed to dangerous chemicals, work with certain types of machinery that can lead to a serious injury, be exposed to electricity or work in high spaces, among other hazards. In the event that you are involved in an accident, it is pivotal to make sure that you recover to the best of your ability.
Construction injuries can cause a great deal of pain, but they can also lead to permanent changes. For example, someone may have to leave construction for good, which can bring on financial problems and a considerable amount of uncertainty regarding their future. Hospital bills and many other challenges associated with injuries may also be troubling. Fortunately, many workers have been able to piece their lives back together by applying for workers’ compensation. These benefits can help in a number of ways, such as training for a new career and help with lost wages. Workers’ comp is a lifeline for many injured workers who have given up hope after a job-related mishap.
Following a construction accident, you may be overly stressed out or fearful that your life will never return to normal. However, this could change if you know which options are on the table and take advantage of the benefits that may be available.