I worked in construction and made a good living for my family. Then I had a terrible accident at work – I fell and shattered my leg so badly that I was unable to walk for many months. When my leg finally healed, the doctor said I would never be able to work in construction again. Nancy White and her Workers’ Compensation team were on my side. They helped me through the frustration of dealing with the Workers’ Compensation process.
Workers in the construction industry work under very dangerous conditions day in and day out. As a result, safety is a prime concern for Workers in the building trades. Workers' Compensation Laws have been enacted, both at the state and federal level, and safety regulations are in place to try to prevent the serious injuries that happen in the workplace daily. But due to the nature of the work, accidents still happen, and some of them are catastrophic.
If you have been injured while working a construction job, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. The dependable, aggressive Workers' Compensation attorneys at White & Stradley, PLLC can help you the same way they’ve helped thousands of other hard-working North Carolina Workers and their families.
Common Construction Injuries
Whether you are a construction Worker on a small project or working for a major commercial development, on a daily basis, you must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by people in any industry in the United States. Because of the heavy equipment involved and the dangerous nature of the work, serious injuries (even deaths) occur with unfortunate frequency. Though there are many laws and regulations in place to protect our nation’s hard-working construction Workers, these laws don’t prevent all accidents from happening. Some of the most common construction injuries and accidents:
- Falls from scaffolds
- Being hit by moving machinery
- Exposure to toxic materials
- Injuries caused by defective equipment
- Injuries due to lifting and repetitive motion
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a construction accident, you should contact the experienced and knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at White & Stradley, PLLC today. Issues in your potential case, including compliance with occupational and site safety standards and regulations, engineering issues, and liability and indemnity determinations, all require that your claim be handled by an attorney who is experienced in the area of construction accident liability. Nancy P. White has helped construction Workers in Raleigh, Greenville, Winston Salem, Winston Salem, Charlotte, Durham, Asheville, Greensboro, and Wilmington, North Carolina, and she can help you, too.
The type of system in place at a construction site where an injury occurs will be an important consideration in assessing the potential liability of the various individuals involved in the project, especially as to the site owner's liability. Larger construction projects typically involve a great deal of delegation of both work and legal responsibility: from site owner to general contractor; general contractor to "prime" or "sub"-contractor; and in some cases, "prime" contractor to "sub"-contractor.
Speaking generally, in assessing liability for injuries at a construction site, the main determinations are the extent of a potential party's control over the premises on which the work is being done, and the degree of their control over the work itself. And to determine who may be liable for your injuries, it will help to a take a very close look at the responsibilities of all individuals involved in the construction project where you were injured.
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If you have suffered from a work-related injury or illness and need legal advice, please contact the aggressive, dependable Workers’ Compensation attorneys at White & Stradley, PLLC today to schedule your confidential, no-cost consultation (if your case has merit, there is no cost for the work related accident consultation).