Construction has been booming in the Charleston area in recent years, with towering apartment buildings, high-rise offices and new hotels altering the skyline. For construction companies, the increased demand is welcome – but when they put productivity over safety, accidents happen.
If you have been injured on a construction site in South Carolina, Hoffman Law Firm’s personal injury lawyers can help. Our experienced team is committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve, offering trusted legal advice along the way.
Types of Construction Injuries
Common construction site injuries result from the following:
- Contact with falling objects
- Electrocutions (exposed wiring, etc)
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Equipment-related accidents (crushed, run over, etc)
Workers’ Comp For Injured Construction Workers
If you have suffered an injury from a construction site accident, you are likely eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Our Charleston construction accident attorneys can help maximize the benefits you receive, ensuring you are compensated for lost wages and medical expenses.
Workers’ Compensation is sufficient for most injured construction workers, but claims do not provide access to certain damages, such as pain and suffering. That’s why, in some cases, filing a lawsuit is recommended. Contact Hoffman Law Firm if any of the following apply:
- Your employer’s intentional misconduct caused your construction site accident
- Your employer’s negligence caused your accident
- Your employer denied your Workers’ Comp claim in bad faith or did not have sufficient insurance coverage
- A third party is liable for your construction injury (see below)
Third Party Claims
In some cases, a third party is held liable for an on-the-job accident – and a third party claim can be filed in addition to a Workers’ Comp claim. This is common in the construction industry, with various subcontractors present on the construction site. For instance, perhaps a painter or plumber was electrocuted by exposed wiring. Instead of suing the subcontractor they work for, the injured worker can file a third party claim against the general contractor who failed to follow safety regulations.
A successful claim proves that the third party owed you a duty of care – and failed to provide it. You must also prove that your accident was work-related and caused your construction injury.
Hoffman Law Firm Can Help Injured Workers
If you are seeking legal representation after getting injured on a construction site in South Carolina, contact Hoffman Law Firm today. Our team understands the construction industry – and that its jobs are some of the most dangerous. Our Charleston construction accident attorneys will fight for the damages you deserve, whether you’re pursuing a Workers’ Comp claim or filing a lawsuit. Get in touch today to schedule a free consultation with our qualified team!