Construction Site Injury Lawyers
While South Carolina law maintains that construction site employers make every effort to ensure a safe work environment for employees, the construction industry is incredibly dangerous by nature. Workers are exposed to incredible heights, extreme temperatures and weather conditions, toxic chemicals and heavy, powerful machinery. Thus, it’s easy to believe that construction type jobs are among the deadliest across the United States in premises liability.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports the following as the top causes of construction site injuries:
- Falling from heights or falling into holes or ditches on site
- Trench collapse
- Scaffolding collapse
- Ladder collapse
- Malfunctioning tools
- Traffic accidents on site
- Welding accidents
- Electrical wiring shock or burns
- Failure to wear protective safety gear
Without question, if an individual suffers a construction site injury, they may need extensive medical care, with the possibility of surgery and weeks or months of rehabilitation. In turn, they may not be able to work in the construction industry again, which adds to the stress of recovery and lost wages. They may require ongoing medical care for severe physical injuries or counseling for emotional and mental trauma. In other instances, their injuries may result in death.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury on a construction site, you may be entitled to recover compensation and other damages relating to your loss. The construction site injury attorneys at Wern Lawyers in North Charleston can help. In the wake of such an overwhelming accident, we can provide greater insight into your options for obtaining compensation and easing the stress caused by your injury. For a free evaluation, call Wern Lawyers today.
Types Of Construction Site Injuries
An array of injuries can result from construction site accidents, some of which can lead to blindness, paralysis or death. These include:
- Broken bones
- Knee injury
- Ankle injury
- Eye injury
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
We Work To Make Things Right Again
If you are a construction site employee, it’s likely that you are eligible for workers’ compensation, which is designed to help employees secure benefits needed due to a work-related accident. Even so, because construction accidents regularly involve multiple companies and representatives such as contractors, manufacturers of equipment, architects, property managers and owners, it’s possible that they contributed to your accident. Thus, there may be grounds for a construction accident lawsuit. Additionally, you may have an opportunity to pursue a third-party construction lawsuit to recoup damages for pain and suffering, including costs related to future earnings, future medical expenses and punitive damages.
When you’ve been seriously injured in a construction site accident, you need to know what your options are so that you can focus on your recovery. The attorneys at Wern Lawyers have dedicated their professional lives to personal injury and workers’ compensation cases throughout South Carolina. With a strong record of advocacy, both inside and outside of the courtroom, we work to make things right again.
To discuss your accident and claim in a free, confidential consultation, contact Wern Lawyers in North Charleston and Summerville today.