Charleston Construction Accident Lawyers
According to Federal OSHA, workers in the transportation/material moving occupations and construction/extraction occupations accounted for nearly half the fatal occupational injuries in 2020. Construction standards also accounted for about 50% of the most frequently violated OSHA standards, including fall protection, ladders, scaffolding, fall protection training, and eye and face protection.
Sadly, many of these tragic accidents can be prevented. Employer and coworker negligence cause many Charleston construction accidents and should be held accountable. If you were injured in a construction accident, or you lost a loved one due to a construction accident, we’re here to fight on your behalf. Call Cavanaugh & Thickens today at (843) 888-9000. We are available via phone 24/7.
How Cavanaugh & Thickens, LLC Can Help Me After a Construction Accident?
When you hire Cavanaugh & Thickens, here’s what you can expect our team to do for you:
- Conduct a detailed investigation of your accident
- Build a case against responsible parties and sources of compensation
- Protect your rights
- Fairly assess the value of your claim
- Navigate you through the workers’ compensation claim and appeals process
- Create a strong case to get you the maximum of what you’re owed
- Keep you updated, every step of the way
Construction is a dangerous field to work in. Luckily, the South Carolina workers’ compensation system is designed to protect injured workers when accidents happen. However, the process is not always simple, and employers and their insurance companies will likely try to limit your claim, sometimes even denying it altogether. Our team will help you get the justice you deserve and make sure your rights are protected. Contact our award-winning workers’ compensation team today for your free consultation and learn about what you may be entitled to.
Proving Liability in a Construction Accident Case
If you are an employee who was injured on the job at a construction site, you may qualify for workers’ compensation. Typically, you do not need to prove liability in a workers’ compensation case.
However, if you were injured as a pedestrian, then there is a chance that a third-party may be held liable for your injuries. In this case, the third party must be found negligent, a legal term meaning they failed to exercise reasonable caution to prevent injuries.
Third parties that may be at-fault or held liable can include:
- The owner(s) of the construction site
- Negligent contractors, subcontractors, or vendors
- Manufacturers of defective equipment, machinery, or tools
- Suppliers who fail to properly secure their product
- Architects/Engineers when plans create unsafe or dangerous conditions
To prove liability, your attorney will work hard to prove that:
- A legal duty of care existed
- A breach of duty occurred
- The breach of duty caused your accident
- Causing your damages
Proving liability for a construction accident can be very difficult, and may even include multiple at-fault parties. An experienced Charleston construction accident lawyer will be able to help you understand your options and build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
Contact a Charleston Construction Accident Lawyer for Free
Construction accidents can be serious, and the last thing an injured employee should have to deal with is the intricacies of the SC legal system. Learn more about how our team can help you by calling (843) 888-9000. Our experienced attorneys offer free case reviews to help you understand your options and what you’re entitled to following a construction zone accident.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
How much will an attorney cost?
At Cavanaugh & Thickens, our award-winning workers’ compensation lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe our firm any upfront fees. Instead, a percentage of the total compensation earned on your behalf will be allocated to your attorney fee at the end of your case.
What are common examples of construction accident cases you handle?
How long do I have to file a claim?
Generally, here is the ideal timeline and process to follow after an on-the-job construction injury:
- Notify your employer within 90 days of the accident
- File a claim within 10 days of giving your employer notice
However, in most cases you have two years to file for workers’ comp benefits.