Workers’ Compensation Construction Accident Claims
Construction work can be dangerous. Whether the job involves roadway construction or commercial building, the nature of construction lends itself to work-related injuries. OSHA Statistics for 2013 confirm construction workers comprised 20% of the 4,000 deaths that occurred on the job that year.
As a construction site worker, you likely assume that you have been provided with proper training, that your Equipment has been inspected and functions properly. You expect that proper safety measures and safety precautions are utilized. Even in the presence of safety precautions, construction site accidents can and do occur. If you suffered a work-related injury on a construction site, we are here to help.
What Are Common Causes of Work-Related Construction Site Injuries?
Construction site accidents are commonly caused by:
- Slip and Falls,
- Injury from falling debris, Equipment, or supplies,
- Scaffolding collapse,
- Strain from lifting or repetitive motion,
- Exposure to toxins or another dangerous substance,
- Crane or Equipment related accidents, and
- Fires and Explosions
Construction site injuries commonly result in:
- Burns and electrocution,
- Broken bones, including back and skull fractures,
- Traumatic brain injury,
- Damage to internal organs, and even
Construction site accidents can result in serious, even permanent injury or death. Given the inherent nature of the job, your injury may leave you unable to return to work. If you have been injured in a work-related construction site accident, we are here to protect your rights. Our South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Team will work to ensure that you receive appropriate medical treatment, temporary disability benefits while you are out of work, and if we disagree with your permanency rating, we can discuss whether to obtain an independent medical evaluation.
When Someone Other Than Your Employer Is Responsible for Your Construction Accident
Your recovery under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act may only be the beginning of your right to compensation. If you or a loved one sustained an on the job construction injury as the result of the negligence of a third party, someone other than your employer, you may have a third party claim for compensation, including wrongful death.
Construction Accidents That May Arise From Third-Party Negligence include:
- Collapses or falls, including scaffold, collapses, ladder falls, and crane collapses.
- Falling materials or debris
- Faulty or unsafe Equipment
- Defective tools
- Chemical explosions
- Forklift accidents
If you have been injured on a construction site, we will investigate all possible avenues for recovery, including a third-party claim for negligence, defective product, or even wrongful death. Don’t suffer in silence. Call Today for a Free Consultation. Leave the heavy lifting to us while you focus on recovering.