Does North Carolina Law state all job injuries are accidents? NC Law states not all job injuries are accidents: Here's an Example of an Injury not caused by an "Accident" Call a Workers Comp lawyer prior to speaking with an Insurance Representative or filling out a Report
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Here's a real world tip for injured workers. The truth is stranger than fiction.
To illustrate the requirement for an injury by accident, I want to use an actual situation. I was contacted by a firefighter. At the end of his shift, he realized he had left some gear on the top of the rear of the fire truck. He went up the ladder at the rear of the truck. Came down the ladder which ends about 30 inches off the ground. He jumps down, and immediately feels pain in his left knee. He files the accident report. About a day later, he gets interviewed by the claims adjuster. She asks him, "How many times have you gone up and down that ladder?" (Probably thousands of times). "What kind of surface was it that you landed on?" (Smooth concrete it was in the engine bay.) "Were there any rocks or sand or sticks there?" (No) "Did your foot slip? Was…