Jobs in the construction industry, while often high paying, can also pose hazards not found in other occupations.
Construction workers fill some of the most high-risk jobs in the labor market. As a result, injuries can occur frequently and are often serious.
Common Construction Accidents
Risks from construction work include, but are not limited to:
- Falls, which may often be from working at heights,
- Being struck by objects on the construction site,
- Being injured by a collapsing structure, such as scaffolding,
- Injuries from equipment,
- Electrocution, and
- Injuries caused by the negligence of other workers.
Construction workers who are injured while working on a construction site are likely entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits in North Carolina.
Unfortunately, there may be delays in the authorization of medical treatment and lost wages compensation. In addition, disputes may arise over an injured worker’s average weekly wage, which may affect how much you are entitled to receive in wage-loss benefits.
Disputes over the course of medical treatment are also common. Medical treatment, especially surgery, can be expensive and may take several weeks or even months to complete.
Many construction workers in North Carolina may be improperly documented. Insurance companies may seek to use an individual’s immigration status as a reason to deny an otherwise compensable workers’ compensation claim.
Contact a North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorney
The lawyers of Mehta & McConnell, PLLC will fight to recover the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled.
Finally, due to the hazardous nature of construction, the unfortunate reality is that many accidents result in death.
In such cases, the deceased worker’s dependents or next of kin are entitled to receive compensation under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act.
The Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists at Mehta & McConnell, PLLC can help determine the amount of compensation to a deceased employee’s beneficiaries.
You already work a very stressful job in the construction industry. The attorneys of Mehta & McConnell, PLLC can help take the stress out of your workers’ compensation claim.
We will help you identify the parties who are responsible for your workers’ compensation benefits. We will help you calculate what you are owed in your claim, and we will work to ensure you receive the medical treatment and disability compensation you deserve while you recover from your injury.
Contact us for a free and confidential consultation about your construction-related injury.