For victims of industrial accidents, it can be confusing to know where to turn. Very often, the first move of workers is to begin the process of filing for North Carolina workers' compensation. Yet that is not always the only claim, as sometimes the fault lies not with the employer, but with a third party (someone or some entity other than the employer). Victims of industrial accidents would be wise to contact an attorney first and foremost. An experienced lawyer would be able to determine a victim’s best course of action.
For over three decades, victims of industrial accidents in North Carolina have been turning to Brent Adams & Associates for the expertise they provide in cases involving industrial accidents.
Accidents at Work
When someone is injured due to an accident at work, they have a workers compensation claim. The worker can recover without proving negligence on the part of the employer. If the accident was caused by a third party, the worker would also have a claim against that third party. For example, if a worker is injured as a result of defective equipment, a claim may be made against the manufacturer of the equipment or a party that neglected to maintain it properly. This claim would be made in state or federal court as a personal injury claim.
Both the workers' compensation claim and the third party claim may be made at the same time.
Industrial accidents can be difficult, with many different rules, regulations and procedures involved. That is why if you are the victim of an industrial accident, you need the help of a skilled attorney to guide you through your case so that you receive the compensation to which you’re entitled.
Compensation for Injuries
Injuries resulting from industrial accidents can range in severity. The cause of an industrial accident can include improperly working equipment, explosions, electrocution, falls, and other hazards. In some cases, the recovery can occur quickly, but there are many instances when a victim’s convalescence is long and trying. Physical pain can take a while to heal, and sometimes it’s chronic. Yet the scars aren’t always on the surface; psychological health can also suffer greatly. It’s important to realize that Brent Adams & Associates will seek every legal recourse to ensure you’re awarded the compensation you or your family deserves, no matter what type of injury you sustained.
Seeking Legal Recourse
If you were in an industrial accident in the state of North Carolina and suspect that the fault lies with someone other than your employer, the industrial accident may qualify for a personal injury lawsuit. Brent Adams & Associates will fight to collect your financial losses from loss of work, pay for medical care, and any other compensation attainable under the law.
Please feel free to call our offices for more information or fill out our free case evaluation form. We can schedule a free consultation to familiarize ourselves with your case and discuss your options.