Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & Nearby Areas of South Carolina

Construction Accidents in Charleston

As our work accident lawyers have seen time and time again, a job in construction can be a dangerous way to make a living. A seemingly insignificant act of negligence on the part of a supervisor or co-worker can have life-changing consequences in an instant.

Victims of a construction accident normally qualify for workers' compensation, but sometimes insurance companies refuse to pay up, or an employer may fail to classify the incident as an on-the-job accident. The workers' compensation attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm are happy to help in such instances. Call us at 843-720-2800 for a free case review.


$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

Causes of Construction Accidents

A construction accident qualifies you for workers' compensation if it occurs in the course of your normal work duties. Liability typically doesn't enter into a workers' comp claim: you get paid the same amount no matter who was at fault or what caused the accident.

These accidents can result in serious injury or even death for construction workers. In such cases, hiring a lawyer is a smart way to protect yourself against insurers or employers trying to take advantage of you during a vulnerable time.

J Kevin Holmes Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer

Common examples of construction accidents include

  • Slipping and falling from a scaffolding
  • Electrocution from faulty wiring
  • Falling materials
  • Injuries from power tools
  • Getting struck by a vehicle
  • Chemical spills
  • Explosions
  • Crane accidents
  • Trench collapse

Third-Party Liability in Construction Accidents

If your employer agrees that your injury was work-related and gives you workers' compensation, it is difficult to successfully pursue a lawsuit against them in most cases. However, other parties to the accident could potentially be found responsible for your injuries, and they are not shielded by workers' compensation laws.

Some parties who may be partially liable for your accident:

  • Manufacturers of defective products or equipment on the construction site
  • Negligent subcontractors or vendors
  • Architects or engineers who have created faulty designs
  • Suppliers who fail to properly secure their product

If these or other parties caused your injury through direct action or negligence, you may have a lawsuit against them, and possibly their employers as well. Construction sites are busy places, with lots of people and equipment all working together, and it can be difficult to decide where the blame truly lies without some outside help.

South Carolina's Construction Injury Attorneys

For a free review of your case, call us at 843-720-2800

The Steinberg Law Firm has the necessary legal experience with workers' compensation and personal injury law to fight for your fair compensation under the law. When you have to depend on large and possibly dishonest companies for financial assistance you desperately need, it's a good idea to have professionals in your corner, and we want to be the professionals who will help you get what you deserve.

To schedule a free case review with the construction accident attorneys at Steinberg Law Firm, call us at 843-720-2800 or contact us by filling out an online form. We have locations in Charleston, Summerville, and Goose Creek, and are proud to serve clients throughout the state of South Carolina.

What Our Clients Say About Us


I am very pleased with my experience

I have, and will continue to recommend The Steinberg Law Firm. They have worked very hard on my behalf.

It is hard to really put in writing how much Tom was there for me

He really did such an unbelievable job. Even when the settlement was made, he returned a text with a call to share in the joy over another medical event we were going through, that had a great outcome. Yes, they really do care.


I would highly recommend them

Enjoyed the fact that every time I called, someone called me back. It made me feel like my case mattered, and that I mattered. They answered all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner.


They will go the extra mile for you

David Pearlman and his staff did an exceptional job on my claim. Mr. Pearlman was honest, patient and steered me in the right direction. A’Riel was always nice and very helpful. I would recommend them to everyone.


I would never seek help from any other Firm!

The lawyers and their staff are very professional, caring about your situation! They are one of a kind!Get this Firm behind you and you will never be sorry!


It was a pleasure working with Steven Goldberg and his staff

They were courteous and professional. They maintained regular contact for status reports on my case and provided needed documentation on a timely basis. I would recommend this firm.