Attorneys Advocating For Injured Construction Workers
Although things are much safer than they used to be, construction work remains one of the most dangerous professions in America. If you work in construction, you put your health and even your life on the line just by clocking in each day.
When a serious accident or injury occurs, you both need and deserve workers’ compensation. But because claims can be unfairly denied or rejected, it’s important to seek assistance from an experienced attorney like those at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP. We’ve been helping injured workers in North Carolina since 1981. We can help you, too.
Representation After Any Type Of Construction Accident
There are countless ways to get hurt on a construction site. But some of the most common types of accidents and injuries include:
- Falls from height (such as falling off scaffolding or from a pitched roof)
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents
- Being struck by an object that is falling, swinging or flying
- Electrical shocks
- Burn injuries
- Being trapped in machinery or caught between objects, leading to amputation or crushed limbs
- Neck and back injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries
- Lung/breathing disorders caused by inhalation of dangerous fumes
Whether your injuries were caused by a one-time accident or developed over time, we will help you present the strongest arguments for why your injuries are compensable. We will also work to maximize the compensation you are entitled to. If your claim is denied, we are prepared to vigorously represent you at all levels of appeal.
Do You Have Other Legal Options?
North Carolina law prevents workers from suing their employers for on-the-job injuries (with few exceptions) if those employers have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. You are also barred from suing coworkers and others employed in your company.
However, you could potentially increase your compensation in some cases by filing what’s known as a third-party liability lawsuit. In addition to seeking workers’ compensation benefits, you can sue a negligent third party that caused or contributed to your workplace injury. This is often an option in construction accident cases because a construction site typically contains workers hired by many different contractors and subcontractors.
When you contact us to discuss your workers’ comp claim, we can help you better understand your full list of legal options.
Get Started With A Free Consultation
Based in Greenville, Hardee, Massey & Blodgett serves clients in eastern North Carolina and throughout the rest of the state. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at 252-787-4632 or send us an email.