Construction Defects and Workplace Injuries
Each year, more than 100,000 North Carolina workers fall victim to an occupational accident or illness that warrants reporting to the state authority. That means that literally hundreds of workers sustain injuries on the job every day of the year, but until it happens to you, this can seem like an isolated and meaningless statistic.
Consistent efforts to maintain a safe workplace environment and an active awareness of one’s surroundings can serve to mitigate the likelihood of becoming entangled in such an accident, but there is little that worker can do to avoid being hurt as a consequence of defective construction.
If you have sustained an injury on the job as a result of a construction defect, then you should file a claim seeking the workers’ compensation benefits that you are due under state law. For help with filing your claim or addressing a denial of benefits, contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin PLLC, P.L.L.C. today at 919-851-3311.
Potential Hazards of Shoddy Construction
There are strict codes and safety standards that must be met when a structure is erected, but unscrupulous contractors may occasionally attempt to cut corners in an effort to save costs and thereby increase their profits. Then, later, an unsuspecting occupant pays a dear price for that negligence. Potential hazards of shoddy construction may include:
- Roof or stairway collapse
- Uneven floors
- Collapsing floors
- Unsafe electrical wiring
- Exposed studs, nails, and other objects
Our firm is committed to protecting the rights, health, and financial stability of injured North Carolina workers. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin PLLC, P.L.L.C. today at 919-851-3311 for more information on what we can do for you.