Charleston Construction Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & Nearby Areas of South Carolina
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.
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.
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.
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.
WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
Car Accident Settlement
Workers' Comp Case
Leaders in the Legal Industry
Steinberg attorneys have been awarded numerous distinctions, such as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report, Gedney M. Howe, Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service, the SC Leadership in Law award, and has been voted Best Workers’ Comp Firm in SC, among other distinctions.
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