Charleston construction worker gets $600,000 after ladder fall

Charleston Construction Worker Falls from Ladder, Suffers Incomplete Paraplegia – Case Result: $600,000

In October 2022, our client was on a ladder at a Charleston County construction site removing siding from a building when he fell 20 feet onto the cement below and landed on his coccyx, or tailbone, and lower back. He immediately suffered burst fractures of the lumbar spine and was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

As a result of the fall, he suffers from weakness in his legs and has ongoing problems with his bladder. Workers’ compensation attorney Adam Greene argued that the client has incomplete paraplegia under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act and sought lifetime benefits for him.

The case was mediated in November 2023. Two employers and their insurance carriers both denied the case, asserting that our client was not an employee. However, through mediation and ongoing negotiations thereafter, each carrier agreed to pay $300,000 for a total settlement of $600,000.

The case involved many experts, including neurologists and urologists, as well as multiple depositions in Spanish.

Attorney Adam Greene focuses his practice on workers’ compensation and longshoreman cases. He brings his previous experience working on behalf of workers’ compensation insurance carriers to now help injured workers throughout South Carolina.

Updated on March 28, 2024

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