Construction work is a dangerous occupation. Construction site accidents and wrongful deaths are common. With the complicated laws surrounding workers’ compensation and third-party liability, it is important to work with an experienced, dedicated legal team.
At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., we have experience handling construction site injury litigation for our clients in Raleigh and throughout central North Carolina. Since 1994, our Durham construction site accident lawyers have been helping our clients obtain compensation through workers’ comp and third-party liability.
Under workers’ compensation, your employer is liable to cover damages from on-the-job accidents, regardless of fault. However, employers often use their own doctors to diagnose and treat their injured workers. This results in under-diagnoses and inadequate treatment.
Our attorneys can help make sure you receive appropriate medical treatment, that you are not forced back to work until you are truly able to do so, and that you receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.
We take our workers’ compensation on a contingency fee basis. Our fees come from a pre-set percentage of the money you recover in the case. In other words, if we don’t win, we do not charge you attorney fees.
We also handle workers’ compensation appeals. In many cases, employers initially deny cases in hopes that the injured worker will give up and not pursue the case. We will appeal your case to make sure you have your day in court.
In most workers’ compensation cases, for the plaintiff to have a chance of recovering damages from the employer, the injury in question must come from an accident. An accident means that something unusually must happen, such as a fall or a misstep. This rule covers:
However, in cases involving back injuries, injured workers do not need to show that anything unusual happened at the time of their injury. In other words, they do not need to show that there was an accident. Rather, in cases involving back injuries, a worker only needs to establish that his or her back injury occurred at some specific time or incident. Call us to discuss your back injury claim.
One of the problems of workers’ compensation is that it limits the amount that can be recovered against employers. This usually means that injured workers do not receive the compensation their injuries truly merit. However, if the employee’s injuries were due to the negligence of an individual or company other than his or her employer, the worker may be able to bring a third-party personal injury case in addition to the workers’ compensation case. For instance, if a construction worker is injured because of the negligence of a subcontractor, the worker can bring a workers’ compensation claim against his employer and a personal injury case against the subcontractor.