Protect Your Legal Rights After A Construction Accident
Every construction worker knows that a construction site is a dangerous place. An accident resulting in injury to a construction worker can threaten their ability to work and earn a living. If you suffered only a minor injury, workers’ compensation may provide all the medical care and wage loss benefits you need. However, if you suffered a serious work injury, it’s important to seek legal advice. You may be entitled to compensation beyond what your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage offers you.
Egerton Law has been representing injured workers for over 50 years. Our attorneys understand the complicated legal issues surrounding construction injuries. We serve clients from High Point to Winston-Salem and the surrounding counties from our offices located in Greensboro and Kernersville.
The Basics Of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation pays benefits to people injured at their workplace regardless of who was at fault. If you have a work site injury or illness, you can file a claim. These benefits cover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Partial or total disability
Your employer’s insurance company may try to cut off your benefits before you have completely recovered. Your attorney will help you fight for the coverage you need and deserve.
Egerton Law represents both U.S. workers as well as immigrants who are injured on North Carolina construction sites. You do not need to be a documented worker to receive workers’ compensation or to file a personal injury claim.
What Happens When Another Party Caused Your Accident?
Negligence causes most construction accidents. For example, a general contractor may not install proper railings or harnesses for workers who are working on elevated structures. Crane and other heavy equipment operators may injure other workers at the site. It’s important to have a lawyer review your case carefully to determine who was responsible for the accident.
If someone other than your employer caused your accident, you may decide to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit against them. A personal injury claim allows you to collect compensation for damages not covered by workers’ compensation such as pain and suffering, and full past and future wage loss.
Discover Your Legal Options
Make sure you understand all of your legal options before you agree to any type of settlement. Discuss your case for free with one of our experienced attorneys. Call to schedule your initial consultation at 336-814-2126 or fill out our online form.