In North Carolina, more than 170 people were killed on the job in 2016
Regulations, inspection requirements, specifications, and job safety programs all work to promote safety awareness and help prevent accidents at construction sites. Despite these measures, construction accidents still occur on a regular basis. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our passionate Durham construction accident injury attorneys can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and file a claim for compensation.
If you are injured in a construction accident, it is important to notify your employer and seek medical attention immediately. You should also take pictures of the scene if possible and keep a copy of your medical records. With knowledgeable legal assistance from our Durham personal injury lawyers, you can gather evidence and analyze the facts of your situation to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to seek compensation from a contractor or other person if you can show that he or she violated the safety regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). You may also be able to prove negligence by showing that a person failed to comply with the individual safety rules of the property owner or general contractor. At Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, our Durham personal injury attorneys use more than 50 years of combined experience to help our clients seek the compensation they deserve.
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Especially for major construction projects, the owner or property manager may be required to carry premises or property liability insurance. In addition, the general or sub-contractors may need to carry commercial general liability, workers’ compensation, and employee’s liability insurance in case of an accident.
For a construction accident, in addition to any workers’ compensation claims you may have, you may file a claim against your employer if you were injured during your employment, against another company or individual. Our Durham construction accident lawyers can provide knowledgeable legal advice and represent you in court if necessary.