A job in the construction industry is among the most dangerous in the United States. Every year, thousands of workers are either seriously injured or killed in construction accidents such as scaffolding accidents, falls, electrocution, excavation accidents, machinery and heavy equipment accidents, welding and cutting accidents, and injuries caused by debris and falling objects. Construction workers must deal with very high risks of injury on a daily basis, even with strict standards and safety regulations in place.
Common construction accident injuries include spinal cord injuries, broken or fractured bones, burn injuries, electrocution, traumatic brain injury, quadriplegia, paraplegia, and wrongful death.
In the event of a construction accident, contractors, sub-contractors, property owners, manufacturers, architects, and employers may be held accountable for any injuries or wrongful deaths that occur on a construction site due to their negligence. These individuals and entities, after all, must be able to provide their workers with a safe working environment, and warn them of hazards and dangers present on the site.
Generally, North Carolina law prohibits injured employees from suing their employers for personal injury damages, as workers’ compensation takes into effect in most cases. There are, however, instances when construction workers may hold a third party liable for sustained injuries.
Our legal team at Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. understands that claims involving construction accidents can be a complex process, as they require a thorough investigation and involve factors such as third party negligence, defective product laws and workers’ compensation laws.
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If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury in a construction accident due to the negligence of another individual or entity, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. as soon as possible. We will help you fight for you and your loved one’s rights and will ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your injuries and losses.
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