Construction laborers work in one of the most hazardous industries in America. Along with loggers and commercial fishermen, construction is one of the deadliest jobs in the country, leading to hundreds of fatalities and many serious injuries every year. It can take just one second to change a life forever.
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reported that a construction worker died at 2:15pm on Friday, February 10th. The victim was 45-year-old Steven Jones of Etowah. The construction crew was setting trusses when, according to Sheriff’s Maj. Frank Stout, the roof trusses collapsed in a domino effect that left Jones dead in the ensuing collapse.
Officials say the collapse may have been caused by the wind. Stout went on further to say, “Workers showed up today to do their job. It’s the end of the week, and sadly a tragic event like this does happen. But it will truly effect, not only the family, but the workers for the rest their lives.”
What is Workers’ Compensation?
When tragic events happen, workers or their families may be able to collect some recompense to assist them after the tragedy. Workers’ compensation is no-fault insurance that provides medical treatment, replacement of lost wages and other compensation for injuries suffered on the job.
If, however, your accident and injury were caused by a liable third party, you may be able to hold them accountable for a greater amount of compensation. Examples of third parties who can be at fault for a workplace injury include the manufacturers of a defective product or the owner of an unsafe property.
North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorney
I’m Brian Ricci, a workers’ compensation lawyer in Greenville, NC. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury at work, please call me at please call me at (252) 777-2222 or (888) 484-6881 for free, friendly advice.
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