According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 10 million people worked in the construction industry in 2016. Among construction workers who suffer injuries on the job, CDC research points to falls as the leading cause of injury. In fact, accidental falls are responsible for a third of all work-related fatalities.
If you were injured in a fall or other construction accident, or if a loved one was fatally injured, a Pickens construction accident lawyer might be able to help you establish the basis of a lawsuit to help you receive financial compensation. Rebuilding your life after a construction accident can be difficult, but you do not have to do it alone. Contact the client intake team at Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333 today.
Commonly Reported Construction Accident Hazards
Construction work zones are required to put certain safety measures in place to protect their workers and the general public from injury. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) statistics for 2019, the most frequently recognized hazards were:
- Inadequate fall protection measures
- Inadequate communication standards
- Faulty scaffolding
- Inadequate control of hazardous energy
- Inadequate respiratory protection
- Unsafe or faulty ladders
- Unsafe powered industrial trucks
- Insufficient fall protection training measures
- Faulty machinery and machine guarding
- Inadequate eye and face protection
If one or more of these safety violations led to your accident, you might have the basis to file a worker’s compensation claim or lawsuit for financial compensation. Our team may ask questions about your injuries and the details of your accident to identify the at-fault party and prove liability.
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Common Construction Accident Injuries
Construction sites can be dangerous places. The potential for injuries can come from falls, vehicle collisions, fault equipment, and a plethora of other areas. Commonly referred to by OSHA as construction’s fatal four hazards, the most common injuries result from falls, being struck by equipment, being caught in or in-between equipment, and electrocutions. Even if the accident was your fault, you may still have a valid worker’s compensation claim. Injuries you might sustain from a construction accident include:
- Electrical shocks
- Electrical burns
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you or someone you love sustained these or similar injuries due to a construction accident, you might be entitled to financial compensation. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, your potential compensation could cover the cost of your health care treatments, income loss, and other related expenses.
Contact Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333 to learn more about the benefits of hiring a Pickens construction accident lawyer to help you fight for financial compensation.
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Financial Recovery After a Construction Accident
The aftermath of a construction accident can be physically painful, emotionally stressful, and financially devastating. According to South Carolina Civil Remedies and Procedures § 15-32-210, you might be eligible for the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical impairment
- Mental trauma
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Skilled nursing care
You might also be entitled to additional types and amounts of compensation that are not listed here. Our team can help you ensure no valid expenses and losses are omitted when valuing your potential lawsuit. We will also help you safeguard your right to financial compensation by identifying the statute of limitations in your construction accident lawsuit.
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Start Fighting to Recover These Financial Damages Right Away
When working to prove a client’s right to financial recovery due to negligence, our team strives to make sure the client does not inadvertently give up their right to compensation by running out of time to file a personal injury lawsuit.
According to South Carolina Civil Remedies and Procedures § 15-3-530, you are generally restricted to three years to file a lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death. The clock starts ticking according to the following dates:
- For personal injury claims, the statutory clock starts running on the date of the accident.
- For wrongful death claims, the statutory clock starts running on the date of your loved one’s death.
If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident in Pickens, our lawyers and team at Hammack Law Firm might be able to help you prove fault, assign financial liability, and push for fair compensation for your claim. With appropriate notice, our team can also file your worker’s compensation lawsuit in time to comply with South Carolina’s statute of limitations. Doing so can help you avoid dismissal or denial of your claim.
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Seeking Your Financial Compensation
The health, safety, and financial wellbeing of our clients are our primary goals. Our mission is to build personal relationships with our clients and make South Carolina a safer place for everyone. We fight hard to:
- Hold negligent parties accountable for their carelessness
- Seek financial compensation for each client we represent
- Help our clients receive a humanized, responsive experience
- Understand how personal injury laws impact each client’s lawsuit
- Give the time and attention each lawsuit deserves
When you read our Google reviews and customer testimonials on our website, you will understand how customer-focused our team is. We treat our clients like friends and family and push hard for the financial compensation their injuries entitle them to.
Recover from the Financial Damage of a Construction Accident
An accidental injury or the death of a loved one in a construction accident can result in damages that are hard to recover from – physically, emotionally, and financially. Our warm, supportive, helpful team wants to help you seek the financial compensation that you deserve after an act of negligence.
Let a Pickens construction accident lawyer show you how a “small firm feel” combined with “big firm experience” can help you battle for the compensation you deserve. If we do not win your case, then you do not owe us anything, and consultations are always free. Contact the team at Hammack Law Firm by calling (864) 326-3333 today.