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.
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
- 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.