Construction can be a dangerous business! If you have been injured and need a NC Construction Accident Lawyer, read on for how The Bishop Law Firm can help you. We represent injured workers in North Carolina and do not get paid unless we win your case.
NC Construction Accident Statistics
According to the N.C. Department of Labor, in 2016, 14 construction workers died at work. In 2017, the construction industry led the state as the most dangerous industry with 16 work-related deaths. Struck-by incidents and falls caused the largest number of work-related deaths statewide in 2017. Common nationwide causes of death and injury in construction accidents are the “fatal four”: falls, struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between per OSHA. Unfortunately, construction sites are filled with hazards. Scaffolding or trench collapses, arc flashes, improper temporary wiring and hazardous machinery are all potential dangers. Traumatic brain injuries, crushing injuries, broken bones and torn ligaments are all possible compensable injuries.
What happens if you are hurt?
If you are hurt on a construction site, you need to report the injury to your employer immediately and follow your employer’s recommendation for where to seek medical treatment. AVOID SOCIAL MEDIA. Take photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries if possible. Follow all medical advice and keep your employer informed about what is happening. If you are missing work, you should document the days you have missed and how much your pay would have been for those days. You should notify your employer in writing of your accident within 30 days of the accident and also inform the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). Your employer should inform their workers’ compensation insurance carrier of your accident. An employee of the insurance carrier, called an adjuster, should be in contact with you to flesh out the details of your accident. They may ask you to give a recorded statement. The decision to give a recorded statement is something that should be discussed with a NC Construction Accident Lawyer.
Do you need a NC Construction Accident Lawyer?
A NC Construction Accident Lawyer can help you recover your medical expenses, lost wages, and for any future losses caused by a temporary or permanent disability. Depending on your injury, your ability to work in the future can be severely impacted. Unfortunately, some insurance companies would rather hire an expensive lawyer to deny your claim than pay legitimate benefits. The Bishop Law Firm represents injured workers in Raleigh, Durham, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Smithfield, Louisburg, Chapel Hill, Roanoke Rapids and surrounding areas in North Carolina. We do not get paid unless we win your case and we offer free case evaluations. Contact us today, (919) 615-3095!