Information about Personal Injuries from Our South Carolina Injury Attorneys
Many construction accidents result from unsafe workplace conditions, faulty equipment and lack of supervision. Some construction companies fail to provide safe work conditions, thus endangering the safety of their employees. We focus on providing strong legal representation to those injured in construction accidents at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC.
If you or a loved one suffers a construction accident injury, contact our South Carolina injury attorneys. We offer free initial consultations.
Construction accidents can happen on any construction site. Many injuries at work occur due to misuse of equipment, defective equipment, failure to meet safety codes and more. Common accidents include industrial accidents, ladder accidents, scaffolding defects and heavy equipment accidents.
Some common injuries that occur as a result of these accidents include:
- Being caught in/under/between machinery
- Falling from ladders, roofs or other elevated surfaces
- Slipping, tripping or falling on flat surfaces
- Impacting/hitting a part of the body against an object (including noise impacting the ear drum)
Our South Carolina injury attorneys are experienced in handling third-party injury claims. If you sustain an injury in a construction accident, it is important to seek solid legal representation from a knowledgeable South Carolina injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Construction companies must meet the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If a company has not met these standards, they are accountable for injuries caused by failure to follow safety regulations.
According to the Center for Disease Control, there were 816 fatal on-the-job injuries to construction workers in 2009, and the construction industry remains fast-paced and potentially dangerous. Those who survive construction accidents face large medical bills, loss of income and other financial setbacks.
When an accident occurs, an injured worker may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation does not always generate the compensation needed for daily tasks. At this point, it is necessary to contact an experienced South Carolina personal injury attorney.