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Construction is among the most dangerous professions in North Carolina. If you’re a construction worker, there are numerous ways you might be injured on the job.

Hopefully, this will never happen. However, maybe it already has.

You’re likely eligible to recover workers’ compensation benefits if so. This compensation serves to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and certain other economic losses you may have incurred as a result of a workplace accident.

Just be aware that recovering the compensation you deserve can be challenging if you attempt to do so on your own. Improve your chances of receiving a fair payout by hiring an experienced Monroe, North Carolina construction accident attorney. At Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC, our team is prepared to help you recover the compensation you need right now.

Why Monroe, North Carolina Construction Accidents Happen

The potential causes of accidents at construction sites are wide-ranging. They include (but aren’t necessarily limited to) the following:

  • General lack of safety training
  • Insufficient safety equipment
  • Defective safety equipment
  • Falls from heights
  • Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
  • Items falling from heights and striking workers below
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Fires
  • Explosions
  • Electrocutions

Those are just a few examples. Additionally, construction workers may sometimes be exposed to harmful materials at work sites. This may put them at risk of developing health conditions whose symptoms might not manifest immediately.

If you or a loved one has developed an illness that you believe could have resulted from exposure to hazardous conditions at a construction site, schedule a consultation with our Monroe construction accident law firm to discuss your case in greater detail. We’ll let you know if it appears you have a right to seek compensation.

Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits After a Monroe Construction Accident

Most North Carolina business owners are legally required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Thus, if you’ve been injured while operating within the scope of your employment as a construction worker, your primary means of seeking financial assistance for your medical bills and lost wages will be to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.

You don’t need to prove your accident resulted from negligence when filing a claim. You merely need to show it happened while you were functioning as an employee.

How a Monroe Construction Accident Attorney Helps

Strongly consider enlisting the help of a Monroe construction accident lawyer when filing a workers’ compensation claim. You must understand that an insurer’s goal isn’t necessarily to compensate you appropriately for your losses.

The goal of the insurance company is to protect its profits and minimize payouts to claimants. It’s not uncommon for insurance carriers to attempt to deny workers’ compensation claims by suggesting victims weren’t operating as employees when they were injured.

At the very least, it’s unlikely an insurer will openly explain to you precisely how much compensation you deserve based on the extent of your losses. You, therefore, need representation from a legal professional to optimize your chances of recovering what you may be owed.

A qualified Monroe construction accident attorney can assist you by:

  • Gathering evidence showing you were on the job when you were injured
  • Reviewing medical bills and other such documentation to determine the approximate value of your claim
  • Negotiating with the insurance company for a proper settlement
  • Allowing you to focus on your recovery

Contact a Monroe Construction Accident Attorney Today

At Brown Moore & Associates, our Monroe construction accident lawyers appreciate the vital role construction workers play in our society. We’re passionate about helping them recover fair compensation when they’ve been injured.

If you’ve been hurt while working in construction, don’t assume the insurance company will compensate you fairly. Contact our team online or call us at 704-335-1500 for more information about what we can do for you.

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