Construction Worker Injuries in South Carolina | 1.11.2022

South Carolina Construction Worker Injury Law Firm

Construction sites can be dangerous places for workers and pedestrians. Heavy machinery, moving materials, tripping hazards, dangerous chemicals, fumes, possible falling objects from great heights, loud noises, and much more can make a construction zone an unsafe environment for workers and lead to construction worker injuries. On top of site conditions, this work can be rigorous and cause great physical strain, especially for tradespeople and operatives.

We understand that the stress of physical injuries or loss combined with the financial concerns regarding medical bills and time missed from work can be a large burden after an on-the-job construction accident. Cavanaugh & Thickens is here to protect you and get you the entirety of what you’re owed under South Carolina law.

We will go over your case with you and help you understand the best steps to take moving forward at no cost or obligation to you. South Carolina workers’ compensation laws are in place to help injured workers, but it’s important to have an advocate on your side who understands the law. Simply call our team today at (803) 888-2200, or fill out our online form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Common Causes of Injuries on a Construction Site

Some of the most common injuries construction workers face result from:

  • Falls: Falls account for almost 35% of construction zone injuries. Devastatingly, falls are also the leading cause of death in construction, and these deaths are often preventable.
  • Falling Debris: Falling debris can seriously injure workers in a construction zone. Falling materials may include scaffolding, tools, and more.
  • Electrocution: Exposed wires, power lines, generators, power tools, and more can expose workers to the risk of electrocution.
  • Burns: The risk of electrocution can also be linked to a risk of explosions and burns on-site, as these hazardous materials may spark fires.
  • Machinery Accidents: From large to small machinery, operating machines can create injury risks.
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries: Muscle and tissue damage from completing the same task over and over is also common.

It’s important to understand that there are many more circumstances that can cause injury to construction workers. If you or someone you know has been injured on the job at a construction site, Cavanaugh & Thickens may be able to get you significant compensation. Call our firm today to learn more and schedule a free consultation at (803) 888-2200.

Common Construction Worker Injuries

Cavanaugh & Thickens can help construction workers secure compensation for a variety of on-the-job injuries, including:

  • Back injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Eye injuries, including loss of vision
  • Neck injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis

Our team also handles tragic on-the-job accidents resulting in loss of life. We are here for you and will work diligently to get you the best outcome for your case, no matter the circumstances. Call us at (803) 888-2200 or fill out our online consultation request form today.

Suing Employer After a Construction Zone Injury

It is very rare to have the grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer in South Carolina. However, there may be a reason to sue a third party if it contributed to your injury. Third parties may include product manufacturers, independent contractors, outside vendors, at-fault drivers, and more.

It is very difficult to say if you have a case against your employer outside of the workers’ compensation system without knowledge of your case. To see if you qualify to file a lawsuit against your employer or a third party, please call us at (803) 888-2200 and give us more information on what happened so we can best guide you.

How Long Do I Have to Report a South Carolina Construction Zone Injury?

In South Carolina, you have 90 days to report the injury to your employer and up to two years to file a workers’ compensation claim. For more information on workers’ compensation claims, please call Cavanaugh & Thickens at (803) 888-2200 for a free consultation.

How Can Cavanaugh & Thickens Help Me?

Following a construction-zone accident in SC, Cavanaugh & Thickens can help you secure financial compensation for:

  1. Medical Expenses
  2. Lost Wages
  3. Permanent Disability, and more.

In addition to securing financial compensation on your behalf, we will guide you through the complicated workers’ compensation process, help you understand your legal options and what you can expect, and give you confidence in your case moving forward.

How Much Does a Construction Zone Accident Lawyer Cost?

Cavanaugh & Thickens primarily handles workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis. You will only pay our firm a percentage of the amount obtained on your behalf at the end of your case. To help injured workers and their loved one’s access quality legal representation, our firm:

  • Offers free, no-obligation consultations. Hiring an attorney is not a simple task. We believe you should be able to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney at no cost or obligation to you so you can understand the process and how an attorney can help. To schedule your free consultation with our firm, call (803) 888-2200 or fill out our online form.
  • Does NOT Charge a Retainer Fee. The last thing you should have to do following an on-the-job injury is paying more money to hire an attorney. Cavanaugh & Thickens does not charge our clients a retainer fee or any other upfront charges for our services.
  • Will NOT Charge You Unless We Win! Unless compensation is secured on your behalf, you don’t owe our firm anything. Simple as that.

To schedule your free consultation with Cavanaugh & Thickens following a construction zone accident in South Carolina, please call our office at (803) 888-2200. Our award-winning legal team is available 24/7. You can also fill out our online form at any time, and we will be in touch with you as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions about the information discussed in this article, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Disclaimer: The opinions and ideas in this article are for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice. Each case is different and must be evaluated based on its own particular facts and merits.

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