Construction work is extremely dangerous and can lead to life-threatening injuries or death. An already hazardous work site full of heavy equipment, dizzying heights and dangerous tools is only made worse if everyone on the site does not follow safety procedures or is not committed to ensuring a safe working environment.
The Bluffton construction accident lawyers at The Nye Law Group can help you determine your legal options and fight for the compensation you deserve if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident.
Contact us today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We do not get paid unless you recover compensation.
Call 855-856-4212 to speak with a representative today.
South Carolina Construction Accidents
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are four construction hazards that cause the most deaths on work sites. The “fatal four” include:
- Being struck by an object
- Getting caught in or between something
Although these are the most common types of construction accidents, there are unlimited ways in which an individual can be seriously injured on a construction site, including:
- Collapsing structures
- Crane accidents
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals
- Fires and explosions
- Forklift accidents
- Inadequate warnings of dangerous conditions
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Scaffolding accidents
- Welding injuries
These accidents can lead to devastating injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Hearing loss
- Burn injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Partial and total disability
In the worst cases, an individual will die in a construction accident. In these situations, our Bluffton wrongful death lawyers can help those who have lost a loved one recover the compensation they deserve.
Although some injuries are the result of accidents, others are the result of negligence and could have been prevented had the responsible party obeyed safety procedures. In these situations, an injury victim may be entitled to multiple forms of compensation.
Find out if you have a case by completing a Free Case Evaluation form today.
Compensation for Construction Injuries
Even if an employer’s negligence played a role in causing a construction accident or if a worker failed to follow safety procedures, a worker’s injury will always be covered under workers’ compensation. Through this insurance program that nearly all employers are required to provide, an injured worker can recover important compensation for medical bills and missed days at work.
Unfortunately, there are limitations to the compensation that can be recovered through workers’ compensation and it is often not enough to cover the full extent of an injury or a lost loved one. Furthermore, employers are protected from lawsuits filed on behalf of injured workers.
However, if a third party – such as a subcontractor, developer or property owner – caused or contributed to your injuries or a loved one’s death, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking additional damages. Our Bluffton construction accident lawyers have years of experience filing claims on behalf of those who have been injured by a third party.
Filing a third-party lawsuit while receiving workers’ compensation is usually the best option for recovering the maximum compensation you need to fully recover from an accident. Our Bluffton construction accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine any and all parties who may be held liable for your injuries or loss.
How Our Bluffton Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Construction accident cases can be very complex because there are generally a number of companies and contractors on a single job site. Determining who is liable for your injuries requires the experience of an accomplished attorney.
Our Bluffton construction accident lawyers are familiar with the often chaotic environment of a construction site and are able to sift through all of the evidence in order to determine the exact cause of your accident. In order to do this, we will:
- Gather all evidence from the construction site and accident scene
- Analyze any OSHA investigations into the accident
- Interview witnesses
- Review your medical records with the help of experts if needed
- Determine if safety procedures were in place at the time of the accident
- Investigate the at-fault party’s background for previous violations or accidents
If negligence played a role in your accident and in causing your injuries, we will do everything we can to hold the accountable party responsible. It is our sole focus to help make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
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If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, The Nye Law Group can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Our Bluffton construction accident lawyers are experienced in handling these types of complex cases and know what it takes to build a strong workers’ compensation claim or third-party lawsuit.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and how we can help you. We offer a free initial consultation and do not charge any legal fees unless you recover the compensation you deserve.
Call 855-856-4212 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.