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Because Asheville is such a popular city, construction is an ongoing trademark of the city. Whether it’s fixing roads or building a new apartment complex, you can find a hard hat area just about anywhere you look. While that can be aggravating for locals, it’s a boon for those looking for work.

Unfortunately, injuries are common at construction sites, both for on-site workers and those you may just be passing through the area. The good news is, those who have been injured on a construction site can potentially receive compensation from multiple parties involved in the injury.

Whether you need assistance with a workers’ compensation claim or believe other parties can be held liable for your injuries, we’re here to help. Call our Asheville construction accident lawyers today at (828) 222-7649 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.

The Most Common Causes for Construction Injuries

In 2017, there were 971 construction accident deaths and thousands more non-fatal injuries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The majority of these deaths were caused by falls. Injuries caused by falling from a height can usually be avoided by wearing proper protective gear, such as harnesses. But when this equipment isn’t used or isn’t provided, injuries and deaths can occur.

The other three most common causes of construction injuries and fatalities are:

  • Being struck by an object
  • Being electrocuted
  • Being caught-in/caught in-between objects

Though many of these injuries are avoidable with proper safety gear and protocol, some are simply unavoidable, as least from the perspective of the injured party. For instance, a worker can use proper safety gear to avoid being electrocuted, but probably wouldn’t be able to avoid being injured by a heavy drill falling and landing on their back.

Types of Compensation for Construction Injuries in Asheville

Most often, construction site injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. Contractors and subcontractors are required to either carry workers’ compensation, or they may be held liable for their subcontractors’ injuries. Workers’ compensation will cover many of your expenses while you’re injured, including paying part of your wages. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, our Asheville personal injury lawyers can help.

In some cases, you may be able to sue for compensation from other parties who caused your injuries. For instance, say you were injured because an excavator you were operating malfunctioned. That excavator was rented to be used on the job site. If the malfunction could have been avoided if the equipment was properly maintained by the rental company, you may be able to sue that company for your injuries. Or, if it was caused by a manufacturer’s defect, you may be able to sue the manufacturer.

Talk to an Asheville Construction Accident Lawyer Today

If you were injured on a construction site, you have legal options. Don’t assume that just because you received workers’ compensation, you aren’t entitled to further compensation. At Auger & Auger, our experienced Asheville construction accident lawyers can evaluate your case and help you determine your next legal steps.

For a free, no-obligation consultation with our legal team, call us at (828) 222-7649 or contact us online today.

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