Construction Accident Lawyers in North Carolina
Have you been injured in a construction accident? Our North Carolina construction accident lawyers and workers’ compensation lawyers may be able to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced North Carolina construction accident attorney handling workers’ compensation claims.
You won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
Construction Injury Lawyers
You’re not required to hire a construction accident lawyer after suffering an injury on the job, but doing so can help ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
Construction companies are required to follow all safety guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Per these rules, employers must provide proper safety equipment for construction workers, service machinery regularly and take other steps to ensure that a construction site is as safe as possible. When contractors and other companies neglect these rules, which happens all too frequently, construction sites may become extremely dangerous. However, this does not mean injured workers should just accept the risk and construction accidents injuries without recourse.
Injured construction workers have legal rights and deserve justice.
After a construction site accident, you may be able to collect compensation through a workers compensation claim against your employer. If another company or person caused your injuries, then you could also file a personal injury lawsuit against this third party.
Board-Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation
At Riddle & Brantley, we have two North Carolina Board-Certified Workers’ Comp Specialists ready to help you. These attorneys have demonstrated extensive experience and expertise handling these claims, including many construction site accidents.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced North Carolina construction accident lawyer and Board-Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation, call 1-800-525-7111.
Results for Injured Construction Workers
Our North Carolina personal injury lawyers have a history of success with complex workers’ comp and third-party claims. In one case, our legal team obtained a settlement of $2.475 million for a welder who fell from a construction platform and sustained a disabling brain injury (see disclaimer below). This case took several years to resolve. Our bilingual staff members were invaluable in coordinating our efforts with the victim and his family, who were all Spanish-speakers.
In another case, we represented a worker who was hurt while working on a construction crew when he was struck by a tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer claimed that he had suffered from a sudden medical emergency and was not at fault in the wreck. Fortunately, we were able to help our client recover $750,000 in total compensation, while leaving his workers’ compensation claim open so he could also recover these important benefits (see disclaimer below).
Construction Site Accidents and Common Injuries
Working on a construction site can be dangerous to workers for several reasons. Unfortunately, many serious injuries that occur at these workplaces are the result of negligent safety practices or a lack of supervision from the employer. These oversights can result in serious injuries to workers.
A construction site injury can have life changing consequences for not only the victim, but also for his or her family and other dependents.
Some of the most common construction accident injuries include:
- Hearing loss
- Burn injuries
- Broken or crushed bones
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Eye injuries
- Serious lacerations
- Serious head injuries
- Slip and fall accident injuries
- Injuries caused by defective equipment
- Wrongful death
In cases in which construction accidents result in long-term disability, our North Carolina Social Security disability lawyers can assist with those claims and appeals, as well.
Keep in mind:
After a construction site accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. If your injury occurred while on the job, then you must report your injury to your employer within a reasonable period of time.
Most construction site injuries are serious and the employer has notice of the accident and injuries, but it is better to be safe than sorry. In most cases, you should be entitled to workers compensation and should contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
However, work injury compensation claims can be difficult to negotiate. Often, the employer’s insurance company offers much less in compensation than you may qualify to receive, especially if you are unable to return to your old job.
Additionally, you may be able to file a third party claim against another company, depending on the circumstances of your accident. Our team of highly trained North Carolina construction accident lawyers have decades of experience handling these types of claims and can explain your legal options in honest, simple terms.
“How Can a Construction Accident Lawyer Help with My Claim?”
Construction sites are busy, crowded places, often with several contractors and other companies working side by side. When something goes wrong, accidents can happen and workers can get seriously injured.
Construction accident injury victims may not even know what happened or who is responsible for their injuries.
Consider the following scenarios:
- A worker injured in a crane accident — Did a crane fail because of a manufacturing defect? Or was it operator error? Or because the crane owner failed to maintain the machinery? Or all these things combined?
- A worker who fell from some scaffolding outside a building — Is his employer responsible for your scaffolding accident fall? Or the subcontractor who failed to install the scaffolding properly? Or the general contractor who designed the worksite?
- A worker hurt when his hand was caught in machinery — Is the manufacturer of the machine responsible for failing to have safety guards? Or is the employer responsible?
Requirements of Workers’ Comp Law in North Carolina
One difficulty with construction site accident cases is that you generally cannot file a lawsuit against your employer. Workers compensation laws generally require employers to carry insurance covering injuries sustained by employees, regardless of fault and with very few exceptions. This allows workers hurt on the job to recover compensation more quickly and without consideration of fault. However, these same laws also bar workers from filing regular personal injury claims against insured employers in most cases. This can limit your recovery.
A qualified construction accident injury lawyer can investigate your accident to determine all possible sources of compensation. This may include third-party claims against other companies, product liability lawsuits and/or premises liability claims against property owners.
Experienced North Carolina Construction Accident Lawyers
Our workers’ comp team is led by attorneys Chris Brantley and Adam Smith, each of whom is a North Carolina Board-Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation. They review all construction accident cases and lead our team in helping injured workers secure the full benefits they deserve.
“They handled my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end.”
–Joseph P., Riddle & Brantley client
Our entire team of construction accident lawyers is also skilled in handling personal injury claims against third-parties that may have been negligent. If we determine that someone other than your employer is responsible for your injuries, then we can file a separate injury claim against this party.
At the North Carolina law offices of Riddle & Brantley, our team of lawyers has a history of success with both workers’ comp claims and personal injury lawsuits involving construction accidents.
For more than 35 years, we have been helping to protect the rights of injured workers throughout North Carolina from our convenient office locations throughout the state. We can also serve you remotely by phone, email, text or video conference — right from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere else).
For a FREE consultation with an experienced North Carolina construction accident lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.
Justice Counts and you may be entitled to significant compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.