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Raleigh Construction Accident Lawyer for Work Injuries in NC

If you have suffered injuries from a construction site accident, you should speak with a Raleigh construction accident lawyer at Martin & Jones for information about your rights.

Construction Site Attorney for Accidents Throughout North Carolina

Every year, thousands of workers are seriously injured or killed while working on construction sites. Unfortunately, many injury victims — and surviving family members of those who suffered fatal injuries — fail to receive just compensation. Due to the legal complexities associated with construction accidents, seek the assistance of a Raleigh construction accident lawyer if you were injured at work.

Common Hazards of Construction Site Jobs Outlined by a Raleigh Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction workers regularly confront significant hazards on the job. They are required to lift heavy objects, work at dangerous heights, operate or be in the vicinity of heavy machinery and implements, and work with all sorts of materials that potentially put them in harm’s way. For example, a worker on a construction site might become injured or even killed by:

  • A dangerous fall
  • Being in the way of falling materials or debris
  • Falling scaffoldings
  • Hazardous machinery
  • Working with heavy materials
  • Being exposed to toxic materials
  • Working in a manner that requires repetitive motion
  • Faulty electrical equipment or wires

The following is a list of common types of injuries that happen on construction sites. If you or a loved one have experienced any of these injuries, you should contact a Raleigh construction accident lawyer to learn about your legal rights.

  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments
  • Electrical burns and electrocution
  • Back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Puncture wounds
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

The stress that can accompany a hazardous construction job should not be underestimated. Often, severe mental and emotional conditions can result from the pressures of working at a construction site.

Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits if I was Injured at a Construction Site?

If you have been injured in an accident while working at a construction job or while visiting a construction site during work, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. 

As a general rule, all employees in North Carolina (with limited exceptions) are covered under workers’ compensation. This means that even if you are a temporary, seasonal, or part-time worker, you should be covered. Undocumented workers are covered under the law, as are most independent contractors. While a Raleigh construction accident lawyer will be able to assess your eligibility in your particular case, chances are good that if you are a construction worker that was injured on a construction site, you have the right to file for benefits under North Carolina’s workers’ compensation law.

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Filing a Construction Accident Lawsuit with a Raleigh Construction Accident Lawyer

Being injured at work does not mean that a worker’s compensation case is your only recourse for collecting damages. A Raleigh construction accident lawyer will review the circumstances surrounding your injuries and let you know whether you can pursue additional third party claims.

For instance, you may be entitled to file a personal injury action against parties or entities responsible for the accident or occurrence that resulted in harm. For example, under the laws covering negligence and product liability, you may be able to seek damages from the following:

  • Property owners
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Insurance
  • Companies
  • General
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Equipment manufacturers and producers

How a Raleigh Construction Accident Lawyer at Our Firm Can Help

Every North Carolina and Raleigh construction accident lawyer at Martin & Jones has extensive experience handling construction accident claims. Following a work-related injury, we will fight to protect your rights while providing respectful support and proven legal assistance. Helping you obtain all the compensation to which you are entitled is our number one priority.

Let us explain your options, guide you through the claims process and handle the legal details of your case so you can concentrate on your recovery. Our track record of successes and testimonies from past clients should help you decide if Martin & Jones is right for you.

Contact a Raleigh Construction Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Contact a North Carolina and Raleigh construction accident lawyer online or call our Raleigh, North Carolina, office at 800-662-1234 today for a free consultation with a Martin & Jones lawyer. Injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis. We also have offices in Durham and Wilmington. 

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The law firm you choose makes a difference. If you are the victim of an accident or an illness that someone else caused, the North Carolina personal injury law firm of Martin & Jones has the depth of experience, skills and sensitivity to make your road to recovery as smooth as possible. Whether you have experience with the legal system or have never hired a medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer before, our attorneys and staff will do our best to answer your questions, provide clear advice and prepare you and your family for what to expect. If you would like more information or to meet with one of our attorneys, please fill out the form below or call us at 800.662.1234.