You were always prepared to handle the physical demands of your construction job. But, after a serious injury on the job site, you are now having difficulty obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. As you struggle to recover, you are experiencing financial stress and mounting medical bills. Our attorneys at Joye Law Firm are ready to help.
Some of the most serious injury cases we handle involve construction workers who have suffered severe injuries on the job. Our Charleston workers’ compensation lawyers represent injured construction workers in many types of workers’ compensation claims in Charleston and throughout South Carolina. Each construction accident has its own set of contributing factors. In some cases, an injured worker may receive workers’ comp benefits and have a right to bring a civil claim against another vendor working on the same job site whose carelessness caused the accident.
Our injury lawyers at Joye Law Firm are proud of our record of getting results for construction workers injured in Charleston. While we cannot guarantee a certain outcome in a case, the list of workers’ compensation settlements and awards we have obtained shows that our strong efforts on behalf of injured workers have repeatedly produced positive results for our clients. You can be assured that our dedicated construction injury attorneys will make every effort to secure a successful outcome for you.
Call us at (877) 936-9707 to speak with a Charleston construction accident workers’ compensation lawyer or fill out our online claim contact form for a free initial consultation.
Many of the worker compensation claims we handle involve accidents at construction sites. Construction sites may have dozens of workers from multiple companies operating heavy equipment and working beside each other. One construction company working on a job site can create unsafe conditions that lead to injuries to employees of another company working on the same site. If someone disregards safety protocols or tries to take short cut, others may be injured as a result.
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Common Injuries On Construction Sites in South Carolina
Construction sites are dangerous and there are many ways a worker can be seriously injured.
Head Injuries — Construction workers suffer more traumatic brain injuries than workers in any other type of workplace, according to research by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. More than half of traumatic brain injuries at construction sites are caused by falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs and elevated surfaces.
Crush Injuries — Workers who get caught between objects or compressed by a piece of equipment or a heavy object may sustain crush injuries. Crush injuries can cause the loss of use of a limb and result in permanent disabilities.
Back Injuries — Back injuries including crushed vertebrae and spinal cord injuries may be caused by a fall, a worker getting caught between objects or a heavy vehicle accident. These can be devastating injuries and leave a worker unable to work again.
Loss of Limbs — The loss of an arm or leg is considered a catastrophic injury. You may be unable to return to your former job. If you have suffered the loss of a limb as a result of a construction accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits including payments for a permanent disability.
Repetitive Motion Injuries — A construction worker may gradually develop a repetitive stress injury with debilitating pain from operating a power pool such as a jack hammer or other vibrating power tools. To qualify for benefits, an injured worker will need to present medical evidence from a respected physician detailing the causal relationship of the worker’s job to the repetitive motion injury. Our workers’ compensation attorneys can help arrange for you to receive a medical evaluation and a second opinion from a respected doctor about the severity of your injury.
Your employer’s workers’ compensation should pay for your medical treatment after a construction site injury and provide payments to replace some of your wages if you cannot work while recovering from the accident. But it’s not uncommon for disputes to arise about the cause of an injury, a worker’s eligibility for benefits, the amount of a settlement or future benefits that a worker is entitled to receive.
Let our experienced Charleston workplace injury attorneys review your injury claim and explain your options for pursuing compensation.