Construction Site Accidents

Charlotte Construction Accident Attorneys
North Carolina Work Zone Accident Attorneys

  • Crane accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Explosions
  • Falls from ladders
  • Unbarricaded fall hazards
  • Machine failures
  • Scaffolding failures and collapses
  • Wall, roof or column collapses

Construction firms and contractors with 3 or more employees are required by law to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. Workers’ Compensation Insurance covers related medical care and lost wages, subject to certain restrictions. It is not necessary to prove fault by the employer.

$487,000 workers’ compensation settlement for worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a fall on the job. 2011: Mecklenburg County, NC

$1,730,000 workers’ compensation settlement for undocumented worker paralyzed in a fall from a scaffold. 2006: Mecklenburg County, NC

$1,250,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an exploding tire and rim. 2007: Mecklenburg County, NC

$350,000 settlement for man with hypoxic brain injury and neurologic disorder after fall into open sewer line. Workers’ compensation claim was resolved for an additional $500,000 payment and waiver of workers’ compensation lien. 2006: York County, SC

$600,000 recovery arising out of a fall on a construction site where the general contractor failed to have OSHA-required barriers in place. $450,000 plus medical benefits were recovered under workers’ compensation. 2011: Iredell County, NC

$500,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who contracted rare neurologic disorder after exposure to industrial and residential sewage. 2004: Mecklenburg County, NC

$465,000 recovery for the estate of unmarried, Hispanic male with no children. The decedent was killed by a construction vehicle which backed over him while he working on a job site for an excavation company. The recovery included $117,000 in workers’ compensation death benefits. 2007

Every case is unique and must be evaluated on its particular merits. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.
The attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates will take the necessary steps to ensure that you receive all compensation that the law allows – ensuring that a victim’s current and future needs are fully taken into account. Every employer owes a safe working environment for its employees and workers, and is obligated to take reasonable measures to ensure safety.

Our attorneys seek just compensation for victims of construction site accidents relating to negligent management decisions or reckless behavior, uncertified equipment operators, OSHA violations and all employer liability issues. Our North Carolina construction site accident lawyers interview witnesses, procure files and plans, study the site of the accident to fully understand the worker’s loss.

Some of our clients include:

  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Steel workers
  • Structural workers
  • Tradesmen

Injuries due to construction site accidents are often severe, resulting in crushed or amputated limbs, total or partial paralysis, spinal cord injuries, burns, vision loss, hearing damage, back and neck injuries, loss of mobility and other permanent disabilities, including workplace deaths. Whether through a hearing or insurance settlement, Charles G. Monnett III and Associates will seek maximum compensation for medical expenses and future care, loss of wages and lost earning potential, and other any damages allowed by law. When these accidents are the result of negligence by a third party, we also pursue additional compensation through the civil justice system.

If you or a loved one have been seriously hurt in a worksite accident, contact the Charlotte, NC construction accident lawyers at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates today at 704.376.1911, toll free at 1.800.977.3077, or Contact Us online.

  • Back Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Crush Injuries
  • Death
  • Electrocution
  • Equipment Failures
  • Falls
  • Forklift and Warehouse Injuries
  • Manufacturing Plant Injuries
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Other Work Related Injuries
  • Repetitive Use Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

$2,500,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company. 2006: Guilford County, NC

$2,500,000 recovery for a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after her vehicle was struck by a commercial truck while stopped for traffic in a construction zone. A substantial reduction of the workers’ compensation lien was negotiated and the lien was resolved for a total payment of $100,000. The woman will continue to receive weekly workers’ compensation benefits and all future medical expenses will be paid by the workers compensation insurance carrier. 2009 Alamance County, NC