The construction industry involves inherently dangerous work. Construction laborers are catastrophically injured often, and sometimes construction accidents kill workers.
As an injured worker or the family of a deceased worker, you deserve to be compensated for the harm that has been done. The experienced South Carolina construction accident attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda are ready to stand at your side and secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
One of the Most Dangerous Job Industries in the US
A catastrophic injury or death can easily result from the following types of construction accidents:
- Scaffolding collapse
- Falls from ladders
- Falls from heights
- Falling objects
- Vehicle crashes
- Crane accidents
- Forklift accidents
- Table saw accidents
- Defective tools or equipment
- Chemical spills
Although you expect dangerous conditions as a construction worker, that doesn't change the fact that a serious injury could leave you unable to work and in need of expensive medical care.
Construction Accident Injuries and Your Claim for Compensation
Some of the most common types of construction accident injuries are:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and back injury
- Internal organ injury
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Wrongful death
Your work accident most likely entitles you to payment and replacement of your lost wages under workers' compensation laws. Our attorneys are very experienced in these types of cases and we can determine how much you are owed through your work benefits.
Workers' compensation covers both one-time and chronic injuries that happen on the job. Because of the no-fault standard, with few exceptions a person must prove only that he or she suffered the injury while in the scope of employment. Most workers' compensation disputes arise over the extent of the injury.
Using an in-house media department, the attorneys of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda can create detailed, persuasive presentations designed to illustrate the severity of our clients' injuries and prove their need for help under workers' compensation laws.
In certain cases, a third party (such as the manufacturer of a defective tool) may be responsible for the work accident that injured you. In such situations, it is often possible to recover compensation above and beyond what workers' compensation can provide. In a lawsuit against the negligent third party, our experienced attorneys will fight aggressively to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and for other effects of your injury.
If you were injured in a construction accident in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree or elsewhere in South Carolina, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at (803) 828-6100, for a free consultation.