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2 construction workers injured in worksite accident

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2024 | Workers' Compensation

Wall collapses can easily happen at construction sites in North Carolina due to weak foundations, inadequate wall thickness or damaged supports, for example. Injuries stemming from wall collapses might range from broken bones to bruises and internal bleeding. Two people in another state recently suffered injuries due to a wall collapse at a construction site.

How the construction site accident occurred

The recent North Carolina wall collapse accident took place on a Thursday at around 4:19 p.m. According to authorities, the accident caused two people to suffer injuries. One individual suffered minor injuries, while the other suffered moderate shoulder and head injuries.

It was not immediately clear why or how the wall collapse happened. However, multiple workers helped one of the injured workers, a 19-year-old, free himself from beneath the wall and get away from the worksite. An ambulance then transported him to a medical center.

Hiring a workers’ compensation attorney

An individual who is injured on the job would be wise to contact a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. A workers’ compensation attorney in North Carolina can help the individual gather evidence related to the worksite accident and build a strong case as part of the workers’ compensation claims process. The attorney’s goal in this situation is to help the client maximize his or her compensation to cover lost wages and health care expenses stemming from the job-related accident. The attorney can also guide the individual through the workers’ compensation claim appeal process if the employer opposes the claim.