Durham Construction Accident Attorney Gets Victims Peace of Mind
North Carolina work site injury lawyer gets you the compensation you deserve
Construction sites are notoriously dangerous workplaces. In fact, one out of five worker deaths in the United States involve construction workers. Every ladder, walkway, platform or rail has potential to turn into a slip or a fall. Mark H. Woltz, Attorney At Law works hard to help injured construction workers and their families get the compensation they need to move on.
The most common dangers on Durham work sites
Nearly every item, tool or machine on a construction site is capable of causing injury. Workers routinely experience injuries due to falls, falling objects, crushing and exposure to dangerous materials. The most common causes of work site deaths are falls, falling and moving objects, electrocutions and workers getting caught or stuck in-between surfaces. I work to get injured workers and their families justice regardless of the cause of the accident.
Understanding compensation in construction injury cases
Those who have been hurt on North Carolina work sites will have different legal rights and remedies depending on the cause of their injury. Depending on who is responsible for the actions or conditions that caused your injury, I will either be able to help you file a workers’ compensation claim or bring a third-party claim against a negligent party.
Workers’ compensation in North Carolina work site accident claims
Workers’ compensation is the standard way for injured workers to get their medical bills and other costs paid. Although it applies slightly differently in each state, it generally works by covering medical bills and partial wages for the duration of the time that you are injured. It is available to those who have been injured on the job and is generally the only way workers can bring a claim against their employers for injuries. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that a worker can recover whether their employer was negligent or not. There may be limits on which doctors you can visit, how much you can recover per week and the duration of payments. I strive to get injured construction workers medical care and the benefits they are entitled to under North Carolina law.
Bringing third-party claims to help injured workers get compensation
While the law prevents workers from suing their own employer, it does not prevent lawsuits against other people or companies on a construction site. Workers are frequently able to bring negligence claims against other contractors, subcontractors and property owners. I will work with you to bring a negligence claim so that you can stop worrying about how you will pay for medical care.
Helping families of construction workers get justice after the death of a loved one
When a construction accident is fatal, I help families get justice. If the accident was the fault of your loved one’s employer or an accident with no one at fault, you may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation laws. If another contractor or entity was responsible for your relative’s death, I will assist your family in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit and seeking compensation.
If you or a loved one has experienced a construction site injury, call today
Mark H. Woltz, Attorney At Law provides dedicated and compassionate representation to injured construction workers. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries on a construction site, I can help. Call 919-864-2489 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.