Morehead City Broken Bones and Fractures Lawyer
Broken bones and fractures can be severe injuries that carry severe consequences. If you or a loved one was injured in a construction site accident in North Carolina and suffered a broken bone or laceration as a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Broken bones and fractures can create difficult situations for you and your family. They can cause you to miss work, especially if you work on a construction site where physical labor and being able to move around is integral to the job. When you miss work, you also miss out on wages that can be used to pay medical bills and support your family. A Qualified construction site injury lawyer can help you understand your legal options and win the compensation that you need to cover those bills and get you on the road to recovery.
We understand that pursuing a claim following an injury can be intimidating. Luckily, the Morehead City area construction site injury lawyer of the Law Office of Sam Scudder are here to help you make your case. Contact us at (252) 222-0227 or start an online chat to speak with a qualified legal professional today about your case.
Why do I need a lawyer for my construction site injury case?
An experienced, knowledgeable construction site injury lawyer can help you put together the case that you need to win the compensation that you need to support your family and pay off medical bills. A construction site injury lawyer will be able to utilize their experience in personal injury law to help you understand your legal options and will work to understand your needs. They will then work to build the strongest case possible against the liable party. An attorney will fiercely represent your interests during the settlement process or in court, if necessary.
Perhaps the most important aspect of building a strong case is that a lawyer fully understands the facts surrounding the case. As a client, you should make sure that you do not leave out any important information that could affect your claim. Insurance companies, which you will often be up against in the event of a personal injury claim, often try to get away with offering you the smallest settlement amount possible. They may even attempt to dodge your claim altogether.
A lawyer often makes the difference in a personal injury claim, which is to say that you should never try to file a claim alone after suffering a broken bone or laceration in a construction site accident. If you were injured on the job, finding a lawyer that is certified to work in workers’ compensation cases will be highly useful as well, given that you can file both a workers’ compensation claim and a third-party claim, depending on who may be considered at fault for the accident.
How can Law Office of Sam Scudder help me?
Law Office of Sam Scudder is a small and friendly firm with significant experience in personal injury cases at construction sites as well as in the general field of workers’ compensation law. Sam Scudder promises to deliver the highest level of service and work to understand your needs for any construction site injury case. Given that the Law Office of Sam Scudder is small, there are no compensation or case quotas to hit, and you are guaranteed to receive the individual attention that your case needs throughout the process. Only in this way can they craft the strongest possible case to recover the compensation that you deserve.
Attorney Sam Scudder graduated from law school in 1990 and has been practicing law in North Carolina for nearly 30 years. He founded his own practice in 2001, where he continues to deliver fierce representation for those who have suffered workplace injuries. As a Board Certified Workers’ Compensation attorney, Mr. Scudder understands the issues facing those who have been injured at a construction site and dedicates his entire practice to workplace injuries like these.
Frequently Asked Questions about Construction Site Injuries
At Law Office of Sam Scudder, we get a lot of questions from clients about their construction site injury cases. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions. We hope you find this information useful. If you have any questions about your particular case, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced North Carolina personal injury lawyer by calling (252) 222-0227 to schedule a free initial consultation.
How do I prove fault in a construction site injury case?
Proving who was at fault in a construction site injury case can be complex. It is best accomplished with a knowledgeable and qualified construction site accident lawyer. To prove that someone acted negligently, there are a series of steps in establishing the facts of the case:
- You and your lawyer must prove that the liable (responsible) party had a duty to, for example, keep the construction site safe
- You will have to establish that this duty was breached. In other words, the site owner breached their duty to keep the construction site safe by not having the proper safety harnesses.
- You will need to prove that this breach of the duty caused your injuries. This is why it is particularly important to get a medical evaluation as soon as possible after your incident, as uncovering injuries down the road can give the defense reason to argue that they did not cause your injury.
- Finally, you will need to prove that the incident caused you real financial harm. This would include medical bills stemming from the accident, lost wages, the amount of which you can prove with pay stubs, etc.
Understand that “negligence” is a technical legal term. When we are looking to prove that the site owner or general contractor acted negligently, that generally means that they acted in a way that a reasonable person would not have acted in similar circumstances. Furthermore, this action caused harm to you, resulting in your injuries and financial damages.
If I am approved for a separate workers’ compensation claim, will I be prevented from filing a suit for more damages?
Although in the vast majority of cases you cannot file a claim against your employer, workers’ compensation is usually filed in an accident at your place of employment, regardless of whether you intend to file a third-party suit. If your claim is approved, you may still file a third-party suit against the site owner or general contractor, depending on who is responsible in your particular case. Workers’ compensation claims are limited in scope, mostly to unpaid wages, and do not include payment on conditions such as pain and suffering and other auxiliary expenses you have incurred from the accident.
Working with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation claim lawyer on both your workers’ comp claim as well as a third-party suit is a good way to ensure that you are recovering the full extent of the damages following an accident that results in a broken bone or laceration.
Can I file a claim against my employer?
In almost all personal injury cases in North Carolina, you are barred from filing a claim of any sort against your employer. There are extremely limited exceptions to this law, such as if your employer intentionally harmed you. The law also stipulates that you can file a workers’ compensation claim following an incident during employment, but any sort of third-party claim would be filed either against the general contractor (if you work for a subcontractor in which the general contractor is the manager) or the site owner, who has a duty to maintain and ensure the safety standards of the site. Depending on the details of the case, either the general contractor or the site owner could carry the liability if they acted negligently. Contact Law Office of Sam Scudder today about your case.
Broken bones and fractures resulting from an injury at a construction site can be a huge setback. Whether you are an employee of a subcontractor, another employee at the site or were injured as a result of the site not being secure, you may be entitled to financial compensation that can help to offset the pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages due to missed work time. Like most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations in North Carolina for construction site injury cases is three years, so it is in your best interest to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible following the accident.
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Don’t let greedy insurance companies and reckless contractors and site owners get away with their negligence. If you or someone you know suffered a broken bone or fracture as a result of a construction site accident, call the Morehead City construction site accident lawyer of the Law Office of Sam Scudder today at (252) 222-0227 to discuss your case with a qualified legal professional, or start a chat here on our website.