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Construction laborers work in one of the most hazardous industries in America. Along with loggers and commercial fishermen, construction is also one of the deadliest jobs in the country, leading to hundreds of fatalities and many more serious injuries every year.
These accidents can lead to life-altering injuries, such as terminal illness, brain injury, blindness, disfigurement, burns and amputation. Tragically, these construction accidents are sometimes fatal. According to OSHA, the “Fatal Four” are four types of construction accidents that were responsible for over half of the construction worker fatalities in 2013.
Starting with the most deadly, the Fatal Four are:
- Struck by object
To find out how our experienced Greenville construction accident attorneys can help you pursue compensation for your work injury, please call the Ricci Law Firm, P.A. at (252) 777-2222.
Common Construction Accident Claims
Construction accidents leading to injury or death often involve the following factors:
- Falls from ladders, rooftops and other heights
- Being struck by heavy objects
- Being crushed by heavy machinery
- Exposure to silica dust, asbestos and other toxic materials
- Defective or dangerous tools, equipment or machinery
- Chemical spills
- Scaffolding collapse
- Forklift accidents
- Defective safety equipment
Oftentimes, these accidents and the injuries they cause are completely preventable.
Our attorneys work to identify what caused your accident and how you can pursue the compensation you deserve.
Fault in Construction Accidents
In any construction project, there are a number of people involved.
In addition to laborers, professionals involved in the construction project may include:
- Equipment manufacturers
- Project managers
Any of these people or others can be the individual ultimately accountable for the accident that injured you or killed your loved one. If the construction accident qualifies you to receive workers’ compensation benefits, then you may not sue your employer for your injury.
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.
Call Our construction accident Attorneys at (252) 777-2222
If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, or if one of your loved ones died as a result of these types of work accidents, please contact the Ricci Law Firm, P.A. for a free case evaluation. Our seasoned construction accident lawyers in Greenville represent clients in Fayetteville,. Charlotte, Raleigh, and surrounding areas throughout North Carolina.
Take the first step in protecting your right to compensation—call (252) 777-2222.