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NC Worker Killed: Heavy Rain Leads to Heavy Hearts

A torrent of rain in the NC Mountains caused a mudslide that claimed one worker's life, earlier this May.

He was a husband and the father of three young children. And he was only 32 years old.

The worker was inspecting damage done to the rails by an earlier mudslide, near Black Mountain, when a second slide came through, trapping and killing him.

His coworker, who was inside their specialized truck at the time, survived - even though the truck was derailed. He then called for help and was rescued.

WorkersComp11_06042014Safety Investigation:

As is standard policy for events such as these, the Federal Railroad Administration and the man's employer are currently investigating the events. The NC Department of Transportation is also currently looking into it.

According to the Smoky Mountain News, the report on the investigation's findings could take as much as a year to finalize - at which point the penalties can be enforced if applicable.

If a NC worker is killed while on the job, or as a result of a job, his or her family may be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits. These could include:

  • Up to 500 weeks of compensation
  • $10,000 in funeral expenses
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses

 

But workers' compensation claims can be a difficult and confusing path to forge. That's why it may be important to have an experienced workers' compensation lawyer on your side.

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we have an entire team devoted to NC workers' compensation claims - including three North Carolina Board Certified Workers' Compensation SpecialistsContact us for a free case evaluation today.

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Raleigh Law Office

5848-100 Faringdon Place
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-834-1184
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Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
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Fayetteville Law Office

517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-488-0611
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Charlotte Law Office

201 McCullough Drive, Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28262
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New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Greenville Law Office

702 G Cromwell Dr.
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
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214 South William Street, Suite 3
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919)-731-2581
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Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
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Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
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Rocky Mount Law Office

3202 Sunset Avenue, Suite B
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
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Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
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Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
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Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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