Construction Worker Injury Lawyer, Greensboro

Most people work in controlled environments. Factories, warehouses and buildings used for manual labor are designed with the workers in mind. With construction sites, however, that is not the case. The protections that are built into other work environments are gone or constantly changing on a construction site.

Workers walk on uneven grounds. Tools and heavy construction material can fall from higher levels. Workers can slip off scaffolding or rooftops. The walls on trenches collapse in on workers. Even when guidelines from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are followed, construction sites can be among the most dangerous workplaces. In many situations, OSHA standards and other safety guidelines are sidelined in an effort to work faster and make a larger profit.

At the law office of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we understand the dangerous working conditions construction workers face every day, and we're committed to helping injured workers receive the workers' compensation benefits to which they are entitled. We help injured workers in Greensboro and throughout Central North Carolina pursue the financial benefits they need and deserve.

The Independent Contractor Lie

In order for workers to receive workers' compensation benefits, they usually must be employees of the construction company. However, after an accident or injury, many employers will claim that their workers are independent contractors and are therefore not eligible for compensation.

Attorney Jay Gervasi knows that employers misclassify employees in an effort to save money. However, with more than 25 years of experience protecting the rights of injured workers, he knows how to help ensure clients receive the maximum compensation they are entitled to, even if their employers have already denied their claims.

Further, in some cases, injured workers who are employed by independent subcontractors can obtain compensation from "upstream" subcontractors or general contractors, even when their direct employers do not have workers' compensation insurance. These arrangements are particularly common on construction sites.

If you suffered injuries on a construction site, learn more about the compensation an experienced lawyer can help you receive. Contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 336-790-0157.