Helping Injured Victims for Over 25 Years

Chapel Hill Workplace Injury Attorney

Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner

The average North Carolina worker understands his or her workers' compensation benefits. However, our lawyer understands that many workers — roughly 80 percent — are unfamiliar with their right to pursue third-party judgments for their serious work-related injuries.

At Jensen Law Group, our Chapel Hill workplace injury attorney possesses sophisticated litigation and trial experience. Our legal team is led by Attorney John Jensen, who has more than 25 years of experience handling third-party personal injury claims. He has helped countless workers receive compensation above and beyond workers' compensation benefits.

At Jensen Law Group, our workplace in jury lawyer is proud to have over 25 years of experience. Call our firm at (919) 335-7910 or contact us online today to learn more.

What Are the Most Common Construction Accident Injuries?

The injuries construction workers suffer are often extremely serious.

Such accidents can result in:

While the assumption is often that construction workers can only recover compensation through the workers' compensation process, there may be other ways to recover additional compensation due to third-party liability.

Our construction accident injury lawyers handle every sort of construction injury case, including:

  • Scaffolding collapses
  • Crane accidents
  • Trench accidents and collapses
  • Welding injuries
  • Defective construction equipment and tools
  • Injuries due to falls
  • Burns from chemicals such as tar or asphalt

Even a small accident involving electricity or electrical components can result in serious, catastrophic injuries, especially for people who work as electricians or those who work in the construction industry.

As such injuries are often permanent or fatal, it is important that any compensation received covers your short- and long-term needs. We have been handling such cases for over 25 years, so we have access to resources and experts who can testify on your behalf concerning your medical and lifestyle needs.

Dedicated Representation for a Wide Range of Industrial Accident Claims

Our law firm is dedicated to helping individuals who sustained catastrophic injuries due to another party's negligence obtain the best possible outcome for their case. When workers are injured on the job, they have the right to pursue workers' compensation benefits to cover their lost wages and medical expenses. However, under specific circumstances, you may be able to pursue additional compensation when your injuries were caused by a third party.

Workplace Injury Cases We Handle

Our firsthand knowledge of the state's industries and businesses enables us to handle a wide range of injury cases, including:

  • Fire, explosion, and burn injuries
  • Industrial accidents
  • Electrocution injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Amputations
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Traumatic brain injuries

What Is Third-Party Liability?

Workers' compensation severely limits the action that an employee can take against his or her employer. However, if a third party played a role in the accident, it may be possible to pursue a personal injury claim against the third party.

A third party may be a person who is not considered an employee of the business where the accident occurred, such as a subcontractor. Alternatively, a third party may be a business, such as a manufacturer that constructed a defective piece of equipment that led to the accident.

We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances that led to your accident in an effort to maximize your compensation and hold all negligent parties accountable.

How Long Do You Have to File a Claim For a Work-Related Injury?

In the state of North Carolina, individuals who have suffered work-related injuries may wonder about the time frame within which they can take legal action to seek compensation and justice. This period is governed by a legal concept known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations outlines the maximum amount of time that can pass between the occurrence of an incident and the initiation of legal proceedings related to it. In the context of work-related injuries in North Carolina, it's crucial to be aware of the statute of limitations to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Two-Year Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for work-related injuries in North Carolina is set at two years from the date of the accident. This means that individuals who have sustained injuries while on the job have a maximum of two years to file a legal claim seeking compensation. After this two-year period expires, their ability to bring a lawsuit related to the workplace injury may be significantly compromised.

Importance of Timely Action

Understanding and adhering to the statute of limitations for work-related injuries in North Carolina is of paramount importance. Failing to initiate legal proceedings within the prescribed time frame may result in the forfeiture of your right to seek compensation and justice for your workplace injury. Consequently, it's advisable to consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible after an injury to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.

When Should You Hire an Attorney for My Workers Compensation Claim?

Hiring an attorney can help you with your workers’ compensation claim in many ways, particularly if:

  • Your claim has already been denied
  • You have a preexisting condition
  • You have an upcoming workers’ compensation hearing
  • Your permanent disability rating is challenged
  • You’re are already receiving other government benefits

Call our firm today! An experienced lawyer from our firm can help walk you through the often complex legal process and help you every step of the way, so you can get the benefits you need to recover well.

How Our Team Can Help

Our legal team would be honored to assist you with your personal injury or wrongful death case. We are easily accessible off Interstate 40, and we offer home and hospital consultations as necessary.

Please contact our Chapel Hill workplace injury attorney online or call (919) 335-7910 to get started on your case today.

  • Over 25 Years
    of Experience

    Our firm has handled some of the most complex cases in the state and have helped clients obtain record-setting recoveries.

  • One-On-One Relationship
    with the Attorney

    At Jensen Law Group, you won't get handed off to a paralegal. You'll work directly with attorney Jensen through the entire life of your case.

  • Big Firm Experience.
    Small Firm Attention.

    Attorney Jensen leverages his experience working at a big firm, but employs an individualized approach to all his cases.

  • Only Accept a Limited
    Number of Cases

    In order to dedicate the time and attention that each case deserves, attorney Jensen only takes on a limited number of cases at a time.