Construction is a dangerous business, and many workers are seriously injured or killed while doing their job on construction sites. When a construction worker is injured on the job, he or she often cannot make a claim against the employer for work-related injuries. A workers' compensation claim must be handled through the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Commission, the state agency charged with administering claims under the Workers' Compensation Act.
Third parties, including property owners, architects, contractors, and manufacturers of construction equipment, however, can be held liable for insufficient safety measures when an accident occurs at a construction site. At White & Stradley, our lawyers handle construction site accidents and injuries involving both workers compensation claims and third-party negligence claims involving designers, contractors and architects.
Our areas of practice include:
- Falls from cranes, ladders and scaffolding
- Injuries caused by power tools, derricks, hoists, conveyors, winches
- Accidents involving forklifts, trucks, graters, scrapers, tractors, bulldozers, forklifts, back hoes, heavy equipment,
- Fires and explosions involving boilers, pressure vessels, and gas lines
- Electrical accidents and electrocution involving overhead power lines
- Excavations and collapses
- Burns and chemical burns caused by flammable and combustible materials
The personal injury lawyers at White & Stradley help injury victims and families in North Carolina deal with the painful consequences of a construction site accident, injury, or death. Our main office located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and we represent clients in Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville and other communities in North Carolina.
If you have further questions or concerns about a construction site accident, injury, or death in North Carolina, please call 888-666-2446 today for a free consultation. Or visit our main Workers Comp site.