Compensation For Injured North Carolina Construction Workers
Those who work on construction sites know that their jobs can be dangerous. Even so, these workers should be able to rely on management to make their jobs as safe as could reasonably be expected. When accidents occur on site, it is important to investigate the circumstances and determine where responsibility may lie.
At the law firm of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we have more than 30 years of legal experience with more than 20 of those years devoted to filing workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits on behalf of injured people. Led by Greensboro construction injuries lawyer Jay Gervasi, our firm provides skillful, passionate representation to injured construction workers throughout North Carolina.
If you were injured while working on a construction site, we welcome the opportunity to sit down with you and discuss your legal options. To arrange a free initial consultation, call 336-790-0157 or toll-free 866-792-9182. You can also contact our Greensboro law firm online.
Pursuing Compensation From All Available Sources
If your employer or a co-worker caused your construction accident, your compensation will most likely be limited to what is available under North Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws. In certain circumstances, however, an employer or certain third parties can be liable beyond workers’ compensation, for example, when an injury is caused by a trench cave-in. The law mandates that construction companies and contractors carry workers’ compensation insurance, whatever the size of the company. When you visit us, we will explain the details to you so that you understand what compensation may be available.
If someone other than an employer or co-worker caused your accident, then it may be possible for you to recover additional compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This is known as “third-party liability.” An example of a third-party liability claim would be a claim against the manufacturer of defective scaffolding that collapsed and injured a worker. Another would be the ability to hold a contractor (not your own) liable when you get hurt by a wall that caves in after his/her workers built it.
Handling A Variety Of Construction Site Accidents In North Carolina
Greensboro construction injuries lawyer Jay Gervasi handles workers’ compensation and personal injury matters stemming from a variety of scenarios such as:
- Trench cave-ins
- Scaffolding collapses
- Ladder falls
- Electrical injuries
- Falling debris
- Heavy equipment accidents
Contact A Guilford County Workers’ Compensation Attorney For A Free Consultation
To arrange a free initial consultation with experienced North Carolina construction injuries lawyer Jay Gervasi, please call 336-790-0157 or toll-free 866-792-9182. You can also contact our law firm online.