Landscape and Horticultural Industry in North Carolina
At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys represent workers in all types of industries throughout North Carolina. For over 25 years, we have given a voice to injured workers who have been challenged by the workers’ compensation system. That includes landscaping and horticultural service workers.
Landscaping and yard maintenance industry workers are at risk of injury from a wide variety of potential hazards, including exposure to dangerous machinery, lifting, construction, and weather-related hazards.
With higher-than-average rates of both fatal and nonfatal injuries when compared to all industries, landscaping is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.
What are the Potential Hazards Associated with the Landscape and Horticultural Industry in North Carolina?
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, hazards associated with the landscape, yard and lawn maintenance include injuries that occur during:
- Hardscape Construction
- Lawn and Landscape Maintenance
- Soil Preparation and Grading
- Tree and Shrub Planting
In addition, tree cutting and care can lead to catastrophic injuries from falls from trees or bucket trucks, contact with power lines, trees or parts of trees falling on workers, and contact with chainsaws.
Other common injuries associated with the landscape and yard and lawn maintenance industries include:
- Cuts and Amputations
- Electrical Injuries
- Ergonomic Injuries
- Hearing Loss
- Heat Stroke
- Lifting and Awkward Postures
- Motor Vehicles Accidents
- Pesticide and Chemical Exposure
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
The demands of landscaping work include loading and unloading trucks and trailers carrying mowers, leaf blowers, string trimmers, weed wackers, chain saws, live plants and trees for planting, decorative stone, wood, soil, and mulch.
Incidents during loading and unloading can cause crushing injuries, injuries to hands and feet while hooking and unhooking trailers, falls, and injuries sustained from being run over by equipment or having equipment malfunction or fail.
If you or someone you love has been injured while working in the landscaping industry in North Carolina, we can help you understand your legal rights and options to pursue workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact Our Skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina
Our dedicated Charlotte workers’ compensation law firm provides free consultations to all employees who have suffered a workplace injury in North Carolina by calling 704-376-1616 or contacting us online.
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