Construction sites are notoriously dangerous areas for workers. Along with working around heavy machinery, loud noises and flying debris, construction workers must also contend with working on structures that are not yet complete and stable. As such, parts of the structure can fail, causing workers to fall or be struck by falling objects. This appears to be the case in a recent construction accident in North Carolina, and the three workers injured are likely considering their options for workers’ compensation.
The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17. The site was a home under construction on Kingwood Drive in Raleigh. Three workers suffered injuries after a wall fell on them.
Authorities believe gusty winds caused the wall to fall, striking the workers. When news reporters arrived, they noticed one person being lowered to the ground in a basket. A total of 30 emergency personnel responded to the scene, including eight EMS workers and 22 firefighters. The report did not provide any updates on the victims’ conditions.
Right to compensation
Like all other states, North Carolina requires employers with three or more employees to carrying workers’ compensation insurance to help workers injured on the job. The claims process can be confusing and involved, and many claims are denied initially. That is why it is so important to work directly with a workers’ compensation attorney to increase one’s chances of obtaining the full amount of benefits he or she deserves.