Slip and Fall Injuries on a Construction Site Can Be Deadly
A South Carolina construction accident attorney can protect your rights
Slip and fall accidents are dangerous in and of themselves, but when they occur at a construction site, the surroundings usually make them worse. Falls are among the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) “fatal four,” the four kinds of construction accidents most likely to cause death. The other three are electrocution, “struck by,” and ”caught-in or caught–between” accidents. Of these four, falls occur most frequently.
McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, is a full-service personal injury law firm in South Carolina that represents clients from all walks of life. One of our special focuses is helping workers who were injured on the job. We have offered our experience and expertise to countless construction workers who need compensation after a serious work accident. If you require legal assistance, do not wait to give our attorneys a call.
How do construction slip and fall accidents usually happen?
Slip and fall accidents at construction sites occur for a variety of reasons, including:
- Unmarked hazards
- Uncovered holes
- Spilled lubricants or other liquids
- Unremoved debris
- Defective planks used as walkways
- Cables and wires left lying across walkways
- Inadequate lighting
Whatever the reason for your slip and fall accident and no matter how complicated the circumstances, the South Carolina construction accident lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, have years of experience handling these kinds of cases. It takes a truly skilled accident attorney to uncover the facts that will identify those responsible and call them to account for their actions.
I am covered by workers’ compensation. Do I really need a lawyer?
You should always consult an attorney after a work accident, as you may have legal options you were not aware of. An accidental injury at work almost always makes you eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. But, a construction site is like a beehive of laborers, carpenters, masons, wire lathers, operating engineers, and individual contractors who may not be employed by your company. If the investigation discloses that one of them bears responsibility for your accident, they or their company may be liable for your injuries as a “third party.”
Even if workers’ compensation is your only benefit, a South Carolina construction accident attorney such as the dedicated professionals you will find at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, can make your interaction with your company’s insurance carrier easier. This is especially true if they try to pressure you into an early return to work or contest your own doctor’s estimate of your accident’s severity.
Attorneys who put South Carolina construction workers first
The South Carolina construction accident lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, are committed advocates for individuals who have been injured by slips and falls on construction sites. Let us help you obtain justice and the compensation you deserve.
Contact McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC, today. Call 803-327-7800 and schedule a free case evaluation by an experienced South Carolina construction accident attorney, or fill out our contact form from any device. We proudly serve people throughout the state from offices in Columbia, Anderson, Rock Hill, Sumter, and Georgetown.