Morehead City Construction Leg Injury Lawyers
One of the physical activities in which we all engage everyday is the simple act of lifting. It’s so integral a part of our lives that we often take for granted that it depends on the cooperative work of our entire bodies, from the foot all the way up to the head. The lifting of heavy loads places a tremendous amount of stress on a person’s body and can even cause serious injury. Such injuries frequently affect the legs and these are a particularly common danger on a construction site.
If you have been hurt while on a jobsite, you may be eligible to pursue workers’ compensation benefits to cover some of the financial costs of your injury. Contact the Morehead City construction leg injury lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227 for assistance with filing a claim or overcoming the objections of an adversarial insurance company.
Workers’ compensation differs from a civil suit in that there are no issues of fault to be resolved. If you were injured at work, you are most likely qualified. In cases of extreme negligence or willful endangerment by your employer, you may be able to sue, but this would most certainly be the exception rather than the rule.
Workers’ compensation is available to address:
- The costs of reasonable medical treatment associated with your leg injury
- The costs of transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, statutorily limited to $0.55/mile
- A percentage of wages lost, on a basis determined by the length and severity of injury
Your family relies on your paycheck, and a serious lifting injury can dramatically curtail your wages. Contact the Morehead City construction leg injury lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227 to learn more about your legal options.