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.
Ron, Construction Worker
Can I sue if I was injured on a construction site?
When you suffer a construction injury, you can file a Workers’ Compensation claim through your employer. However, if your injury was caused by a third party, you may have a right to file a personal injury claim to seek additional damages such as pain and suffering. The North Carolina workplace accident attorneys at White & Stradley, PLLC can investigate your claim and help you determine if additional legal action is appropriate.
What if my employer caused my injury?
In North Carolina workplace accidents, even if your employer is 100 percent at fault for your injury, you are limited to seeking Workers’ Compensation. The exception to this rule is if your employer’s behavior was intentionally reckless or malicious. Our Workers’ Compensation attorneys can assess your claim and help you determine if you can hold your employer liable for your injuries.
What if I caused my injury?
In North Carolina, Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system. Your employer can fight your claim if he suggests you were behaving recklessly, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or inflicted your injury on purpose. Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers can help protect you against these claims and fight to get you the benefits you are entitled to.
Can I sue the property owner or general contractor for my injuries if I am a subcontractor?
The owner and general contractor on a construction site have a legal obligation to maintain a safe workplace for subcontractors. However, proving liability is not as easy as it may seem. Your injury will need a thorough investigation from an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney. Based on our findings, we will be able to determine if you are entitled to file a personal injury claim.
My loved one was killed in a construction accident. Can I file for Workers’ Compensation?
Spouses and dependent children are eligible for North Carolina Workers’ Compensation death benefits when a workplace accident results in a loss of life. These are difficult claims to file and are often denied by insurance companies. Our aggressive Workers’ Compensation attorneys will stand by your family during your time of need and do everything possible to ensure you are granted the benefits you need to carry on.
If you have questions about construction accidents in the Winston Salem, Charlotte, Durham, Asheville, Greensboro, and Wilmington, North Carolina areas, please contact White & Stradley, PLLC to schedule an informative consultation today.