Raleigh Construction Site Accident Attorney
Construction workers have a rewarding and valuable job, but also a dangerous job. There are many risks on construction sites and a worker could easily suffer a permanent injury or even be killed. While most workers know that they can make a workers’ compensation claim, they may not be aware that they also have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit after many types of construction injuries.
Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law provide legal representation to construction workers throughout the Raleigh area and in surrounding locations. We have more than 50 years of collective experience on construction accident cases and we will do everything we can to help injured workers or surviving family members maximize their compensation or benefits after an injury or death on the job.
Your Rights After a Raleigh Construction Site Accident
A workers’ compensation claim lets an injured worker receive coverage for medical bills, and receive disability income when the injury affects their ability to work. However, the wage loss benefits only provide partial wage replacement and there is no compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress or lost quality of life in a workers’ compensation case.
While workers’ comp laws prohibit a construction worker from suing an employer in most cases, this does not mean that construction site accidents don’t lead to personal injury or wrongful death claims. There are many situations where you can file a civil lawsuit after an injury or death occurs while doing construction work. Civil lawsuits can be filed:
- If any non-employer was negligent or careless. Legal actions are commonly brought against contractors, engineers, or building owners who were careless and caused hazardous conditions.
- If a product used in the construction work was defective or dangerous. This can range from poorly assembled scaffolding, machines that malfunction, equipment, or tools that cause harm when used as intended.
- If a motor vehicle collision by a negligent driver causes harm to a construction worker.
Lawsuits in these and other circumstances can be brought against any person or company, other than an employer, who was responsible for causing the workplace injury, illness, or death. A construction site accident lawsuit is separate from a workers’ compensation claim and you may be able to both sue and get workers’ comp benefits.
Getting Help from a Raleigh Construction Site Accident Attorney
Auger & Auger Attorneys & Law is a firm that is focused on providing representation to injured workers. We have received top client ratings on AVVO, have a top Better Business Bureau Rating, and are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
We truly care about our clients and we fight hard to get them compensation. We will bring our strong legal background on construction site accident cases to work for you after you get hurt or your loved one is killed on a construction site. Call (919) 873-4955 today to speak with a Raleigh construction site accident attorney who can help you.