There are many types of jobs in North Carolina. Each job requires various forms of training and expertise and some pose higher personal safety risks than others. Still, every worker has the right to reasonably expect that an employer does what is necessary to maintain a safe and healthy working environment on a daily basis. One concern involves the potential for an employee to be injured in a job-related accident or become ill through toxins in the workplace.
In such circumstances, it is typically advisable to contact a legal professional as soon as possible after an accident has occurred. Workers' compensation claims are sometimes subject to time limitations. An employee may have as little as 30 days to file a report with an employer after suffering an injury or illness on the job.