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Common Construction Accidents

Common Construction Accidents

Skilled South Carolina Construction Accident Attorneys Help You After a Work-Related Injury

Strong representation for all construction accident victims

Construction companies, general contractors, and site owners should anticipate the types of
construction accidents that can occur. Any company responsible for the oversight or maintenance of a
South Carolina accident site should understand crane accidents, machinery accidents, forklift accidents,
and many other types of accidents are common to construction site work. These businesses should make sure these accidents are prevented by inspecting the site and equipment before work begins, complying with federal and state safety laws, and making sure that the safety of the worker comes first.

A South Carolina construction accident lawyer at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, helps injured victims get their lives back on track. Our lawyers have obtained millions in settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our injured clients. We work to get justice for injured workers and people passing through a site by determining the cause of the accident. Once we can prove liability, our lawyers fight to get our clients full damages for their pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages from responsible companies. We fight aggressively for all injured victims and the families of workers who die due to construction site negligence.

Common types of construction accidents

Finding the evidence to support your case can be harder than some might realize. Simply knowing who to go to for medical treatment and how the doctors will be paid can be daunting. That is why it is critical you contact us today and explore your legal options. It takes a truly skilled attorney to uncover the truth and hold people accountable for their actions. If a loved one died because of a construction accident, we explain how a wrongful death lawsuit may be an option.

Some of the most common construction accidents our South Carolina accident lawyers handle at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, include:

  • Crane accidents: Cranes pose many construction dangers. Tower cranes and overhead cranes can change a construction worker’s life in an instant when a blow to the head causes a traumatic brain injury. Cranes that are not properly secured or used on unsafe sites can cause the crane to fall over, seriously injuring a worker or crushing another. Falling loads can cause catastrophic injuries. Workers can even be electrocuted if the crane contacts overhead or underground power lines.
  • Drilling accidents: Power tools and portable drills should work and must be used safely. When drill accidents occur, workers can suffer electrical shock or direct harm to their face, eyes, or hands. Construction site companies owe a duty to their workers to inspect all equipment, train the worker on proper drill equipment use, and provide safety clothing and proper equipment for construction workers.
  • Electrocution: Electricians, carpenters, plumbers, heavy machinery operators, welders, bricklayers, and sheet rockers can all be electrocuted if the job site is not safe. Our South Carolina construction accident attorneys handle electrocution injury cases, which can cause serious injury and even death. We find the facts. We know how to establish who is liable. And we regularly deliver results.
  • Fires and explosions: Fires and explosions are some of the worst types of construction accidents
    our South Carolina lawyers work on. These horrific accidents can cause workers to suffer severe burns, broken bones, or traumatic brain injuries. Many workers are killed because of a construction accident fire or explosion in South Carolina. These serious and often catastrophic accidents can happen just because a business was trying to cut costs or save time.
  • Forklift accidents: Forklifts are powerful pieces of work equipment. When forklift negligence is the reason for an accident, the results are often extremely serious. Broken bones, concussions, and spinal cord injuries are some of the injuries common to forklift accidents. Forklift operators who are untrained or unskilled can knock into scaffolding, causing the scaffolding to collapse. If the forklift accident is due to someone or some business on the job site other than your employer, you may have the right to bring a third-party liability lawsuit.
  • Machinery accidents: Heavy machinery and equipment used at construction sites can be extremely powerful and very dangerous. One error involving heavy machinery can result in broken bones, severed limbs, amputation, paralysis, and serious head and back injuries. Heavy machinery includes equipment such as bulldozers, cranes, forklifts, backhoes, and excavators.
    Machinery accidents are among the most fatal types of construction accidents.
  • Scaffolding collapse: The temporary structures built to raise construction workers are known as
    scaffolds. Many construction workers perform at least a part of their job on scaffolding. Their
    lives depend on the integrity and security of the scaffold. When these structures collapse, the
    worker can die. Construction workers who survive a fall from scaffolding may end up paralyzed
    or unable to work for months, years, or permanently.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Slip and fall accidents are among the most common – and most serious –
    injury accidents at construction sites. These accidents can be caused by debris, poor lighting, or
    a wide range of safety violations. However your slip and fall accident took place, we can help.
  • Trench accidents: Trenches can collapse or cave in, causing serious construction accident
    They can be fatal. Injury victims of trench accidents are often unable to work for weeks,
    months, or long periods of time. That is why it is critical that trench accident injury victims contact a South Carolina construction accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Place your confidence in a South Carolina law firm with a proven track record

Your construction accident case is important to us. The attorneys at McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC, have
extensive experience obtaining justice and compensation for people when contractors and other businesses and people do not protect the construction site. Our top-notch lawyers have handled complex cases, not only in our state, but throughout the country.

We are dedicated, driven, and committed to delivering results. Contact McGowan, Hood, Felder & Phillips, LLC. Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation by a South Carolina construction accident attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device. Our legal team proudly serves people throughout the state, from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.