There is a high risk for severe injuries or deaths at construction sites, both for construction workers and pedestrians and motorists passing by the area. However, employees and others who suffer injuries at construction sites are often unaware of all of their legal options or they receive poor advice on what to do. This can cause them to not pursue the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Victims of these accidents should consult a knowledgeable Charlotte construction accident lawyer. The Charlotte personal injury lawyers of The Nye Law Group can help you file a workers' compensation claim and pursue a lawsuit against any third parties who are liable for the accident. We are experienced attorneys who have recovered millions in compensation for personal injury clients and are prepared to help you obtain the compensation you are entitled. You will not be charged legal fees unless we obtain a favorable resolution of your case.
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Our Charlotte construction accident lawyers can handle a variety of claims, including those arising from:
If you were injured in one of these types of accidents, or another accident not listed, contact our Charlotte construction accident lawyers as soon as possible. We can instruct you on what you need to do to protect your rights so you can obtain fair compensation.
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The minutes, hours and days after a construction accident that caused a severe injury can be stressful and overwhelming. If you were an employee at the construction site, our experienced attorneys recommend taking the following steps:
You could obtain compensation for various damages in a workers' compensation claim, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and lost earning capacity. However, you need an experienced attorney to have a chance of obtaining the maximum amount of compensation.
Our attorneys understand all aspects of the workers' compensation process and we know what it takes to be successful. Contact us today.
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Unfortunately, the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act does not require employers to purchase workers' compensation benefits for independent contractors.
However, an individual is not an independent contractor simply because his employer says so or issues him a Form 1099 for tax purposes. The NIC has final say on this issue and weighs a variety of factors to determine an employee's status.
For example, the NIC will review the employer's degree of control over the details of your work. An independent contractor is free of direction and control from the company. Also, independent contractors receive payment by the job instead of on an hourly or salaried basis.
If your employer misclassified you as an independent contractor at the time of your accident, you may be able to pursue legal action to change your status and obtain compensation.
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If you were not an employee at the construction site but suffered an injury, take these steps after your accident:
Victims of construction accidents often make uninformed assumptions or are told a variety of incorrect things about pursuing compensation:
Do not let these assumptions prevent you from pursuing workers' compensation. Contact our Charlotte construction accident lawyers to learn about all of your rights after an accident.
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Unfortunately, workers' compensation may not provide enough money to cover all of the damages caused by the accident.
However, the law allows victims of construction accidents to file personal injury claims against third parties that played a role in your injury. This could include many individuals and parties involved in the construction site, such as:
You can file a claim against a third party for a variety of reasons. For example, if you suffered an injury when scaffolding collapsed, you might be able to file a lawsuit against the company that erected the scaffolding or the manufacturer of the scaffolding if it is found to be defective.
Another example would be a subcontracted cleaning service that left obstacles or hazards at the work site that caused a Charlotte slip and fall accident.
Filing a third party claim would allow you to obtain greater amounts of compensation for damages such as:
You can count on our Charlotte construction accident lawyers to conduct an in-depth investigation of your accident to discover any third parties who are liable for your injuries. This includes reviewing investigations of the incident by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and investigating third parties to discover previous accidents.
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Our attorneys can help eliminate the confusion and uncertainty following a construction accident. We can guide you through the legal process, making sure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.
We understand that you are dealing with severe injuries and we do not want you to feel overwhelmed. That is why we are prepared to handle every aspect of your workers' compensation claim and any third-party claims. We want you to focus on your recovery.
Contact our Charlotte construction accident lawyers today by calling 855-856-4212.