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For a person injured in a construction accident in Raleigh, there may be two potential options in seeking financial help for the injuries sustained. A personal injury or workers’ compensation case may be filed to help the victim recover money for medical expenses, lost earnings and other damages.
Fighting with insurance companies and your employer to pay for your injuries can not only be stressful, but time consuming as well. It can lead to your window of opportunity to file a personal injury claim to expire, preventing you from retaining any compensation for your injuries. The laws surrounding personal injury accidents are strict and one small mistake can jeopardize the entire attempt to secure funds.
The type of case that may apply to you will depend upon whether you were working at the time of the accident. A Raleigh construction accident lawyer can help you explore what options may be available to you. Having a lawyer present will be in your best interests at this time. Your attorney will fight to ensure that your rights are protected and that you can receive all eligible compensation.
At The Whitley Law Firm, we handle all types of cases related to construction site accidents throughout the entire state. Our firm handles many different types of construction accident claims, including those that involve:
Sometimes, Raleigh construction accidents can result from construction workers making innocent mistakes and other times these accidents result from the negligence of construction workers’ employers.
All too often, employers of construction employees and general contractors act in ways that are overly negligent or reckless. When this happens, people who work on construction jobs can be placed in dangerous situations that lead to them sustaining injuries.
Aside from employer negligence, here are some other common causes of construction accidents: defective ladders or scaffolding, rotting floors, exposure to hazardous chemicals, exposed electrical wiring, violation of safety codes, slippery surfaces on construction sites, improper disposal of materials and defective work equipment.
Bob Whitley of The Whitley Law Firm has more than 40 years of experience helping clients with legal matters throughout North Carolina. Because a construction accident may leave you facing an entirely changed life and future, it is our goal to provide you with the legal help you need to get the medical care you need while doing the legwork to represent your interests and assist you in resolving your case to the best possible outcome.
While we cannot prevent an accident from having occurred in the first place, we can offer you the support you need to work toward a more secure future for you and your family.
In order to better serve our loyal clients, we have offices conveniently located in in Raleigh and other parts of North Catolina. If you were injured on a construction site, we urge you to contact a Raleigh construction accident attorney from our firm today.