North Carolina Building Collapse Injury Lawyers
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When a building collapses during construction, workers may be harmed or even killed. Regardless of how or why the structure came down, if you were injured on the job, you have the right to file for workers' compensation. While you might hope that the process is simple and straightforward, it usually isn’t.
That’s why Lanier Law Group is here. Our experienced North Carolina building collapse lawyers are proud to represent construction workers, electricians, and other workers who suffer injuries on the job and desperately need compensation.
In some cases, we may be able to pursue a third-party workplace accident claim against a negligent party other than your employer who may be liable for the building collapse. This may be the case if defective architectural design, faulty building materials, or other construction defects led to the collapse.
Common Causes of Building Collapses
There are many reasons a building may collapse. At Lanier Law Group, our experienced lawyers strive to help clients who are injured or who have lost loved ones in all types of building collapses.
Some of the common causes of building collapses include:
- Weak foundation: Many building collapse accidents are caused by a weak foundation. It is the responsibility of architects and engineers to ensure that a structure is sound.
- Earthquakes: In some cases, Mother Nature is to blame for a building collapse. Yet, even if an earthquake is responsible for a structure falling down, you may still be able to seek compensation if the building was not property retrofitted to withstand earthquakes.
- Improper demolition/use of explosives: Explosives are frequently used to demolish buildings, but they must be used safely and responsibly.
- Poor electrical wiring: Extreme heat can reduce the structural integrity of a building’s support beams. Faulty electrical wiring can cause a fire that destroys a structure.
Building collapses are known for causing catastrophic injuries that can result in long-term disability. Our North Carolina building collapse lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. If needed, we can pursue compensation from a negligent third party in order to compensate you for your pain, suffering, and other non-economic damages.
Prepared to Fight for Your Rights
If you are injured at work in a building collapse, our attorneys can help you file a workers’ compensation or personal injury claim. We are proud to fight for injured workers across the state. If you need advice about your case, let our legal team be your trusted advocate.
At Lanier Law Group, getting you compensation is our only concern. We have 11 offices conveniently located in Burlington, Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, and Jamestown. You owe us nothing unless your claim is successful.