Charlotte Construction Accident Attorneys
Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work. There are many types of workplace risks posing serious or catastrophic injury.
- Crane accidents
- Falls from ladders
- Unbarricaded fall hazards
- Machine failures
- Scaffolding failures and collapses
- Wall, roof or column collapses
Construction Accident Injuries
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.
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Crush Injuries
- Equipment Failures
- Forklift and Warehouse Injuries
- Manufacturing Plant Injuries
- Occupational Diseases
- Other Work Related Injuries
- Repetitive Use Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
The risk of the misuse of heavy machinery and tools, falling debris and exposed wires, construction workers are also at a constant risk of falling when working on unstable surfaces or at great heights, sometimes many stories up in the air.
Construction Fall Injuries
Falls can result in a myriad of different injuries ranging from broken bones to traumatic brain injury . Other all-too-common construction fall injuries include:
- Back and neck injury
- Severed spinal cord
- Closed head injury
- Brain damage
- Organ damage
If you or a member of your family was seriously injured in a construction site fall, you need a lawyer you can trust to have a positive impact on the quality of your future.
Effectively Handling Construction Site Accidents
Construction accident lawsuits are unique because of the organizational structure of workers, contractors, managers and supervisors. It is sometimes difficult to determine who is at fault for the accident. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling construction accident claims. We know how to identify the negligent party and seek monetary damages for both financial and emotional suffering.
In addition, we are also successful in filing and appealing workers’ compensation claims for accidents occurring while at work.
Construction Workers’ Compensation Insurance
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.
Successful Workers’ Compensation Settlements
$2,500,000 – Workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company in 2006 in Guilford County, NC.
$2,500,000 – Recovered 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 in 2009 in Almanace County, NC.
$1,730,000 – Workers’ compensation settlement for undocumented worker paralyzed in a fall from a scaffold in Mecklenburg County, NC in 2006.
$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
$487,000 – Workers’ compensation settlement for worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a fall on the job. 2011: 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
For more examples of our past successes in falls and other construction accident cases, please see our verdicts and settlements page.
Workers Compensation Cases
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.
Contact Charles G. Monnett III & Associates
Whether you or a loved one were injured due to faulty machinery, unsafe working conditions, or from a fall, the construction accident attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates are here to help you collect the compensation you deserve.
Three Ways We Can Help You Today
- Help you understand your rights as they apply to your unique case
- Help you to know which medical treatments may be needed
- Help take calls and handle the paper work from insurance companies
I was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, so I contacted the attorney that I had used in a previous case. I explained to them the situation and they advised me that there was no way that I would be able to recover anything so they would not take my case. I then contacted Charles Monnett & Associates and they accepted my case and I am happy to say that their expert staff was able to settle my case with the insurance companies for $128,000.
In October 2010, my pregnant wife and I were in a horrendous accident in Charlotte, NC, caused by a drunk driver. We were struck head on by the driver traveling at nearly 100mph and sustained many life threatening injuries. We lost our unborn baby and were fighting to stay alive ourselves. This is not a time we could even think about an attorney, but fortunately, people we care about found Mr. Monnett! This incredible man visited us in the hospital at our request and made everything so easy for us during such a trying time. There's not another person on earth with whom I would trust such an important endeavor. His experience and knowledge overshadowed the defense by leaps and bounds. Mr. Monnett remained steadfast and confident throughout the process, while ultimately prevailing, it was amazing. I offer my highest recommendation to this great man and his top notch firm.
Charles Monnett was very helpful and lead me through the whole legality of my case. Charles was always available and informative on this process.