Fighting For The Rights Of North Carolina Construction Workers
Construction work is not a picnic. It can be physically demanding, fast-paced, grueling work for even the strongest of men and women. However, construction work should never cross the line that runs between hard work and dangerous or life-threatening work. Accidents will happen but there is no excuse for negligent behavior that places the well-being of construction workers at risk.
If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site you likely have many questions. How will you pay for your medical bills? How will you cover your other bills while you are physically unable to go back to work? You do not have to face this situation or find the answers to these questions alone. You can turn to the experienced personal injury attorneys of Roberts & Harris PC to protect your interests and make sure you have the workers’ compensation benefits and financial compensation necessary to make things right for you and your family.
We are equipped to help injured construction workers in North Carolina with every aspect of their situation. This includes navigating the workers’ compensation system, pursuing personal injury compensation from responsible third parties, and ensuring they have access to medical treatment and rehabilitation. With more than 40 years of combined experience and hundreds of trials under our belts, our attorneys are ready for whatever your case may bring.
What Are My Rights After A Workplace Accident?
Perhaps most importantly you have the right to an attorney. Choosing the right attorney to look out for your interests is the best way to make sure your rights are being asserted to the fullest extent of the law. Having an attorney will also ensure you have someone looking out for you and only you. Your employer is going to be looking out for their bottom line. Their insurance carrier is going to be looking out for their bottom line. Having an attorney on your side means there is someone looking out for your physical, emotional and financial health after a construction accident.
You have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your medical bills and your lost wages. The workers’ compensation process is complex and not always friendly to navigate. An experienced attorney from our firm can handle the process and paperwork so you can focus on recovering from your physical and emotional injuries.
If you were injured due to the negligence of a third party, you have the right to be financially compensated for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, and your lost wages. A third-party personal injury claim can be pursued at the same time as your workers’ compensation claim. A personal injury claim is the only way to make sure you are compensated for your pain and suffering in addition to your medical costs and lost earnings. Our firm’s attorneys have extensive experience with personal injury and workers’ compensation, so you can rely on us to handle all of the legal claims stemming from your construction injury.
How Much Is My Construction Accident Case Worth?
You shouldn’t be able to put a price on the value of your health, but here we are. Workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury compensation are the remedy available to make you whole again after an accident. We know that no amount of money can truly compensate you for what you have gone through and continue to go through, but we are committed to maximizing the financial compensation and benefits available to you.
The key to maximizing workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury compensation is painting a clear picture of the impact your injury has on your life. We will put together a thorough case that can withstand scrutiny from insurance companies, government employees and juries. We will thoroughly examine your circumstances and work with vocational experts, rehabilitation specialists and other experts to demonstrate your needs. Our firm’s attorneys will not be satisfied until you have the resources you need today and for the rest of your life.
What Are The Causes Of Construction Site Accidents?
People are the cause of most construction site accidents. Whether it’s people acting negligently or recklessly, people failing to properly maintain construction equipment, people failing to provide safety equipment, or corporations of people cutting corners to save costs, it all comes down to people. Specific examples include:
- Falls from heights, including accidents involving defective ladders and improperly assembled scaffolding
- Falling objects, including situations where protective helmets have not been provided or required
- Motor vehicle accidents or heavy equipment accidents
- Equipment malfunctions due to improperly designed equipment or a failure to maintain equipment
At Roberts & Harris PC, our attorneys will focus on holding the people responsible for your injuries accountable. From dealing with the people at the insurance company and the people in the North Carolina workers’ compensation system to making sure you have access to medical people, we will handle it all so you can focus on getting better.
What Will Workers’ Compensation Benefits Cover?
Your workers’ compensation benefits will cover your medical expenses and your lost wages. Workers’ comp is a crucial part of your recovery but it may be possible to achieve additional compensation for your pain and suffering. That’s where a personal injury claim comes into the picture. A personal injury claim against a negligent third party – such as a reckless driver or negligent equipment operator – can provide you with financial compensation above and beyond your workers’ comp benefits. When your health and your future are at stake it is important to maximize compensation and benefits from all available sources.
Let Us Slay The Insurance Dragons And Get You On The Path To Recovery
You didn’t choose to get injured but you can choose how you respond. Choosing an experienced attorney from our firm shows the insurance companies that you mean business and will not settle for less than the full benefits and compensation you deserve for your workplace injury. We look forward to handling your claims for workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury compensation. Take the first step today by calling 877-404-1138 to schedule your free initial consultation.