If you work on a construction site, you already know how dangerous they can be. When construction accidents happen, injuries can be severe or life-threatening.
If you got hurt, our Spindale construction accident lawyer can file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf. We can handle your case from start to finish while you recover.
Potential Compensation After a Spindale Construction Accident
Your potential compensation depends on what kind of claim you plan to file. If you file a workers’ compensation claim, you may receive a portion of your wages for a certain period of time, as well as your medical expenses. If you file a third-party lawsuit, you can seek additional damages, such as:
- Your current medical expenses
- Your future medical expenses
- Lost wages, including bonuses, benefits, and paid time off
- Reduced earning capacity if you cannot return to work
- Loss of quality of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
Our legal team can get to work to determine what fair compensation looks like in your case. The severity of your injuries and how they affect you will factor into your potential compensation.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one due to a construction accident, we can file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit for you. You may be able to recover your loved one’s medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other losses. Nothing can replace a family member, but compensation can help your family cope in their absence.
Severe Injuries Can Result From Construction Accidents
Various hazards come with the territory in the construction industry. Despite safety guidelines, accidents can still happen. Some features of a construction site that increase the risk of severe injuries include:
- Industrial machinery
- Toxic chemicals
- Electrical equipment
These and other conditions existing on construction sites may lead to fatalities or permanent, life-altering injuries.
How Our Spindale Construction Accident Lawyers Can help
Spindale construction accident injuries can cause a tremendous amount of stress on injured persons and their families. You deserve to rest and recover. Our legal team will work tirelessly in your favor to help you obtain a fair outcome.
We can file a claim and negotiate with insurers for a fair settlement. They may offer you less than what you deserve at first. We can assess any offers and protect your right to a fair settlement. We can also take legal action on your behalf.
If your case goes to trial, we will be right there with you. We help our clients fill out the confusing paperwork, deal with various court appearances, and make the process easier for you.
Multiple Parties May Bear Liability for Your Losses
In construction accident cases, there are multiple potentially responsible entities. The manufacturers of construction equipment or vehicles, property owners, and others may share liability for your accident.
Trying to untangle this complex web and determine who is responsible for your hardship is challenging. Every case has its own set of circumstances. No two are completely alike. Defense attorneys and insurance companies may deny liability, as well.
Our lawyers can determine who is liable for your losses and fight for fair compensation.
Different Kinds of Spindale Construction Accident Cases
There are many kinds of construction site accidents possible. Our team of lawyers at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC handles various kinds of construction accident cases. Some of the types of cases we can help with include:
- Electrocution accidents
- Collapsing crane accidents
- Accidents involving a fall from a great height (roofs, scaffolds, or ladders)
- Exposure to caustic chemicals
- Accidents involving dump trucks, forklifts, backhoes, and other heavy construction accidents
- Fire and explosion accidents
- Trench accidents
- Elevator shaft accidents
- Defective heavy machinery
Because the potential for injury is so great, federal and state mandates are in place to keep workers like you safe. If these rules are not followed, it may mean a third party is liable. We can get to the bottom of what caused your accident and work to hold the responsible party accountable.
Understanding North Carolina Workers’ Compensation
The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act stipulates that you may file a claim if your injury occurred on the construction site. Benefits may be available to help you deal with the fallout from your accident. You do not have to prove your employer was negligent to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Workers’ compensation paperwork is often confusing to laypeople. A Spindale construction lawyer from our firm can fill out the paperwork for you.
How Long You Have To File a Lawsuit
You have up to three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to G.S. § 1-52. You should get started on your case as soon as possible to protect your right to compensation. If you let the deadline pass, you may see the court dismiss your suit.
Keep in mind that we need time to investigate your accident and negotiate with insurers. These steps do not award you extra time, though. We can help you abide by the statute of limitations as long as you call us soon enough.
Work With a Spindale Construction Accident Lawyer Today
Navigating the legal channels while you recover from a serious injury can be overwhelming. The legal team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC is here to assist you in your pursuit of compensation. Whether you are filing a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit, we can help. We can also handle a wrongful death case so you can focus on grieving in peace.