In North Carolina and elsewhere, falling objects at construction sites often result in serious injuries. These typically include fractures, broken bones and spinal cord injuries. They could also involve head, back, shoulder or neck injuries. Recent reports indicate that a construction site worker in another state suffered injuries from a collapsing wall.
How the construction site accident happened
The construction site accident occurred at about 11:15 a.m. on a Tuesday. According to authorities, a wall was being lifted on a building’s second floor. It fell suddenly, pinning the construction worker.
Other workers managed to remove the injured worker from under the fallen wall. First responders stabilized him before taking him to a medical helicopter. He was then transported to a health care center. The worker’s injuries were not deemed life-threatening but were still considered serious.
How a workers’ comp attorney may help
Anyone who is injured at work in North Carolina may want to consult a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help file a claim for disability benefits and to cover medical expenses and lost wages. Workers’ compensation claims may also help cover rehabilitation costs required after an on-the-job injury.
The attorney can help the client gather the necessary evidence to support the claim. Attorneys can also represent their clients at workers’ compensation hearings and communicate with workers’ compensation insurers on their behalf. A lawyer in North Carolina will ensure that the client’s best interests are protected during each step of the claims process.