If you are a construction worker injured in an accident in Marion, NC, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and other losses. Whether you’re injured temporarily, permanently, or lost a loved one in a construction accident, Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can help.
Our team can handle your workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit against a third party who caused your injuries. We can discuss the details of your case during a free consultation.
Our Firm Handles All Kinds of Construction Accident Claims
Our firm seeks justice for injured construction workers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes some of the leading causes of construction accidents, including:
- Being struck by an object or vehicle
Other possible causes of construction accidents include:
- The collapse of structures on top of workers
- Fires and explosions in the proximity of a construction site
- Accidents resulting from improper use of heavy machinery
Our construction accident attorney serving Marion will identify the cause of your accident, determine the liable party or parties, and file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf.
We Can Handle Your Wrongful Death Case if You Lost a Loved One
If you lost a loved one in a construction accident in Marion, we will identify the negligent party and hold them accountable for your family member’s passing.
Our lawyer can file a wrongful death action on your loved one’s behalf. In this case, you could receive additional damages for your loss, including funeral and burial expenses and medical costs leading up to their passing. A team member can determine if your case is applicable during a complimentary consultation.
What to Do After a Construction Accident in Marion
Workers’ compensation laws in North Carolina protect workers who are injured or fall ill on the job. Worker’s compensation insurance will cover your medical expenses related to your work-related injury and some of your lost income if you are out of work temporarily.
Certain steps you should take following your workplace injury are as follows:
- Report the injury to your employer immediately
- Seek medical treatment right away (your employer may send you to a healthcare provider)
- Provide a written report of what happened to your employer within 30 days of the injury
- Follow your doctor’s treatment plan
- Contact an attorney who handles workers’ compensation claims
When you choose to work with a construction accident lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, you can focus on your recovery while we handle every aspect of your case from start to finish.
Why Choose Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC for a Construction Accident Case?
Our firm has experience handling construction accident cases in Marion and across North Carolina. Attorney Gabrielle R. Valentine specializes in workers’ compensation cases.
If a third party caused your workplace accident, such as a subcontractor working at the site, we will file a personal injury lawsuit and take your case to trial. Our attorneys are prepared to build a strong case that supports what happened to you and your case for compensation.
What Our Firm Does for Construction Accident Victims in Marion
We handle every part of a construction accident case. While our duties may vary based on whether you bring a workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit, we’re prepared to:
Collect Evidence to Support Your Case
Our attorneys will work with you to collect evidence that supports your claim. This includes:
- Gathering any photographs of your injuries and the accident site
- Collecting surveillance video that exists of the incident
- Interviewing eyewitnesses to the accident
- Obtaining your medical records linking your injuries to the workplace accident
It’s important to note that crucial evidence can disappear over time, such as surveillance video or an eyewitness’s memory of the event can fade. Time is of the essence. Contacting a law firm as soon as you are able after your accident can help with collecting evidence and building your case.
Meet Important Deadlines in Your Construction Accident Case
If you decide to file a lawsuit against a negligent third party, you must do so before the statute of limitations expires. In North Carolina, the deadlines are as follows:
Personal injury: You have three years from the date of injury to file your case in civil court per G.S. § 1-52.
Wrongful death: You have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file your case in civil court per G.S. § 1-53.
If you miss the deadline to file your case, you could be barred from pursuing compensation. Our team can ensure all of the pertinent paperwork in your case is filed on time in the proper court.
Hire Any Parties Who Can Improve Your Case
Another benefit of hiring our firm is that we cover any case-related costs. This includes the cost of hiring experts or anyone else who can improve your case for compensation.
Complete Settlement Talks and Go to Trial if Necessary
Yes, we negotiate for compensation on your behalf. We will use all of our resources as we seek the recovery you deserve.
Recoverable Damages in Construction Accident Cases
Recoverable damages in your construction accident case may include:
- Medical expenses (current and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income and earning power
- Losses stemming from a loved one’s passing
- Any other damages that have resulted from your accident
Recoverable damages may vary based on whether you file a workers’ compensation claim or lawsuit. We can provide a more detailed explanation during your free consultation.
Call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC Today About Your Case in Marion
Call Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today for a free consultation. We’ll discuss your circumstances, and how we’ll pursue justice for you. Don’t wait to call. There may be deadlines for filing your claim or lawsuit.
A Marion construction accident lawyer from our team is ready to fight for you.