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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Orangeburg Construction Accident Lawyer

Orangeburg Construction Accident Lawyer

Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the state. According to statistics from the Department of Labor, about 1,000 construction workers were injured in South Carolina in 2020, and 700 needed to miss time for work or be transferred to a new job with restrictions. We aren’t surprised by these numbers. Construction involves working with heavy machinery. Workers also perform many jobs high up in the air, erecting or demolishing buildings. Few injuries are this dangerous.

If you were injured, call The Stanley Law Group. An Orangeburg construction accident lawyer can discuss methods of obtaining compensation, including filing a workers’ comp claim or even a personal injury lawsuit. Workers have options, but it’s easy to get confused by the claims process.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Construction workers are injured in all sorts of accidents, including those involving:

  • Falls
  • Electrocution
  • Struck-by accidents
  • Crush injuries
  • Motor vehicle accidents involving forklifts, dump trucks, tractor-trailers, and other vehicles
  • Building collapse
  • Excessive noise
  • Heat or cold
  • Particulate matter or toxic chemicals

If you were injured on the job, you have a right to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer should have an insurance policy to cover medical care at no cost to you. Workers who need time off to recover might also qualify for wage loss benefits. These are based on your average wage before injury.

Workers’ compensation does not require showing fault. This is a benefit, because you can access benefits quicker. However, there are downsides to a no-fault system like workers’ comp. You typically can’t sue your employer, and you won’t receive financial compensation for general damages like pain and suffering. Although some help is better than nothing, many workers have steep financial losses.

Many workers’ compensation applicants are initially denied benefits. Call our firm to discuss how to bring an appeal. We have helped countless workers obtain the benefits they need.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

In certain situations, injured construction workers can also file a personal injury lawsuit. In a narrow range of cases, you might sue your employer. They are generally shielded from lawsuits, but they lose this protection if they intentionally injure you or engage in other egregious acts.

We might also sue a third party. A common example is when a defective product injures you. Think of defective scaffolding which collapses or defective respirators which fail to filter out particulate matter. You get injured because the product fails to work properly. We might sue the manufacturer or another party for full damages, including pain and suffering.

Let us review if a personal injury lawsuit makes sense. You deserve a lawyer with deep knowledge in product liability and premises liability cases. We have decades of combined experience.

Reach Out to Our Law Firm Today

Construction workers are vital to the Orangeburg region and deserve respect when they are hurt on the job. The Stanley Law Group is happy to represent men and women injured while working. Contact us to speak with an Orangeburg construction accident lawyer at our firm.

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