Raleigh Construction Accident Lawyers

Gain the Upper Hand with Our Legal Expertise

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) consistently reports that the construction industry is among the most dangerous in the country. Yet construction companies and their insurance companies often ignore basic safety practices and refuse to pay damages for legitimate construction accident claims. If you recently suffered a construction accident injury in Raleigh or elsewhere throughout North Carolina, then you shouldn’t be surprised if the insurance company refuses to pay valid claims.

If you are injured on a construction site, you may think your only remedy is to file a workers’ compensation claim. Under certain circumstances, you may have a claim that will allow you to recover more than a workers’ compensation claim allows. For example, if you were injured by a subcontractor, you may have a negligence claim that will result in a much bigger pay-out. At Thorp Law, we can help you identify all viable claims that other law firms may not recognize.

Thorp Law in Raleigh offers comprehensive legal counsel to injured construction workers. If you have not yet filed a claim, then we advise you to call us at (919) 373-3390 immediately. With more than 30 years of legal experience, we can form your case, file your claim, and fight relentlessly on your behalf. Did you already file a claim that was denied? We would be happy to set up a consultation and review your claim.

Initial consultations are free. Schedule one with our team today.

Common Construction Accident Scenarios 

OSHA has created a “Fatal Four” list of the most common types of fatal construction accidents in America. Fatal Four injuries happen when workers fall from heights or fall off scaffolding, workers are struck by objects such as falling debris, electrocutions, and caught-in/between (trench collapse) accidents.

Our Raleigh construction accident lawyers are familiar with OSHA rules and regulations that apply to the Fatal Four list and other common construction injuries.

Our firm frequently handles complex construction accident cases, including those that involve:

  • Forklifts: Forklifts are almost always used on construction sites. When a forklift is not operated or loaded properly, it can spell disaster for the construction workers near it. If you were hit by a forklift, struck by an object falling off one, or otherwise injured in a forklift accident, we can help you.
  • Bucket trucks: Cherry pickers and bucket trucks allow construction workers to access elevated areas around the jobsite, but it can be extremely dangerous. For example, a bucket truck operator may be ordered to do a task that cannot be safely performed because it requires the operator to get too close to exposed power lines or other hazards
  • Power lines: Our Raleigh construction accident team can also assist you if you were severely injured in a power line accident. Attorney Isaac Thorp successfully represented a construction worker who was electrocuted in a power line accident on the set of the movie, The Crow. The insurance company spent nearly a decade denying the claim and blaming the injured worker, but it ended with a multimillion-dollar verdict.

Can You File a Personal Injury Claim?

When it comes to filing a personal injury claim after a construction accident at work, your options can be complicated based on your employment status. If you are an employee of the construction company liable for your injuries, then you might be barred from suing your employer due to workers’ compensation laws in North Carolina. Workers’ compensation can quickly give injured workers quick, but limited compensation.

However, sometimes workers, including those who work for small independent contractors, may not be covered by workers’ compensation. Our construction accident attorney in Raleigh can help you understand your rights and options during a free initial consultation.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Thorp Law. Dial (919) 373-3390 today. Serving clients from Wilson County, Cumberland County, Durham County and Orange County.


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