Falls from scaffolding are among the most common types of construction site accidents. These falls in North Carolina may lead to injuries such as broken and dislocated bones, a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury. A construction site worker in another state recently suffered injuries in a scaffold-related fall.
Events leading up to the construction site accident
The recent construction accident took place at about 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday. According to officials, a man was working at a former history and fire museum construction site. They said the man suddenly fell from scaffolding, although it was unclear how far he fell.
The construction worker suffered injuries in the fall, but it was not immediately clear how severe the injuries were. First responders transported him to a hospital by helicopter for treatment. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the construction site fall.
How a workers’ compensation attorney may help
An individual injured at a construction site in North Carolina may benefit from contacting a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. The attorney can help the injured worker file a workers’ compensation claim to receive financial benefits to cover his or her medical costs and lost wages stemming from the work accident. Benefits may also help cover ongoing medical costs resulting from the accident. As part of this process, the attorney can help the worker submit treatment records to support the claim and communicate with the workers’ compensation insurer to ensure all necessary steps are completed until benefits are secured.