With the nature of construction sites, many accidents can occur involving both workers and civilians. If you or a loved one was injured in a construction accident, you may be able to pursue compensation through:
- A workers’ compensation claim if you are a construction worker
- A personal injury claim or lawsuit if you do not work for the construction company that hosted the site
- A wrongful death claim or lawsuit if you are the surviving spouse, child, or parent of an individual who passed away in a construction accident
Our legal team at Hammack Law Firm can help you in all three routes mentioned. If you live in Spartanburg, South Carolina, we can have one of our construction accident lawyers assist you with your case. For more information, our team also offers free case reviews.
We can help You Decide Which Type of Claim or Lawsuit You Should File
People who get injured while working on a construction site may file workers’ compensation claims to recover lost income and medical expenses. Employers purchase workers’ compensation insurance to avoid getting sued.
However, what happens if you are not affiliated with a construction company? You may file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. In some cases, construction workers may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit if another party besides their employer is found liable for their injuries and damages. These parties include:
- A parts or machinery manufacturer
- A maintenance company
- A municipality
- A third party, such as a vehicle driver
Our team can review your case for free and help you identify what your legal options are, including who you should take action against.
For a free legal consultation with a construction accidents lawyer serving Spartanburg, call 864-326-3333
We Can Explain Which Damages are Compensatory in Your Case
Workers’ compensation and compensation won through personal injury cases are different, as workers’ compensation covers only certain damages. Below is a brief summary of damages you may be able to claim in your case should they apply.
Workers’ Compensation Cases
According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), there are four types of workers’ compensation, which are based on the severity of your injuries:
- Permanent Total (PT) compensation
- Temporary Total (TT) compensation
- Permanent Partial (PP) compensation
- Temporary Partial (TP) compensation
Within each of these categories, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses you owe for treatment and two-thirds of your average weekly wages. However, there are different maximum periods for how long you may receive compensation:
- If you qualify for PT or TT compensation, you may receive benefits for up to 500 weeks.
- If you qualify for PP or TP compensation, you may receive benefits for up to 340 weeks.
Our team can explain this in more detail during a free consultation.
Personal Injury Cases
If you are building a personal injury case, you may pursue compensation for multiple damages, including:
- Medical treatment expenses
- Property damage
- Current and future income loss, including benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Physical disfigurement
- Emotional anguish
- Reduced earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
Once you agree to work with a construction accident lawyer from our team serving Spartanburg, we can review your damages and explain which ones may entitle you to compensation.
Wrongful Death Cases
In tragic cases, construction accidents can be fatal for victims. If you are filing on behalf of a loved one who passed away from their construction accident injuries, you may pursue damages such as:
- Costs for funeral services, including burial or cremation service costs
- Loss of financial income from your loved one
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of companionship, love, and affection
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The Attorneys at Hammack Law Firm will Manage Your Case Like You’re Family
If you read our Google reviews, you’ll find a series of positive remarks made by our former clients. We dedicate ourselves to helping people fight for the compensation they need and deserve. We work hard to give our clients full-service treatment, which may include:
- Determining what kind of claim or lawsuit you should file based on who is liable in your case
- Reviewing the accident report about your case and investigating further to see if more information is available
- Requesting or retrieving evidence on your behalf
- Handling communications with other parties involved in your case, such as an insurance company or separate attorney
- Handling legal paperwork required of your case and submitting forms on your behalf
- Negotiating a settlement on your behalf
- Presenting your case in court if necessary
Should you ever have other questions about your case, our team will also be available to you 24/7 once you become our client.
Our Case Results
Below are a few examples of settlements we have helped previous construction accident victims win:
- $295,000 settlement for a victim who suffered multiple injuries after a hydraulic lift malfunctioned and blew them backward
- $170,000 workers’ compensation settlement for a worker who suffered injuries after falling 16 feet through a roof
- $100,000 workers’ compensation settlement for a worker who suffered pelvic fractures and other injuries after falling from a ladder at a job site
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Our Team Can Make Sure You Abide By Appropriate Deadlines in Your Case
Whether you file a workers’ compensation claim, personal injury lawsuit, or wrongful death lawsuit, there will be a deadline attached to your case that you must follow. Our law firm can review your case to identify these deadlines and help you file appropriately.
In short, some general deadlines to consider include the following:
- C. Ann §15-3-530 dictates that you generally have three years from the date of the construction accident to file a personal injury lawsuit.
- C. Ann § 15-3-530(6) varies this deadline slightly if you are filing on behalf of a deceased loved one, in which case you generally have three years from their death to file.
- The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) dictates that you have 90 days to report your injury to your employer and then up to two years to file your workers’ compensation claim.
Failure to comply with any of these deadlines might result in you being unable to pursue compensation. Our team can monitor your case and take proper measures to ensure we file within its deadline(s).
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Call Now to Get a Free Consultation with a Lawyer at Hammack Law Firm
Our attorneys at Hammack Law Firm work on a contingency-fee-basis, which is often a convenient system for clients who are pursuing compensation because they’re struggling with the resulting expenses of their construction accidents. We do not charge any fees unless we win your case, and we take our percentage out of your reward.
You can learn more about our fee agreement in a free consultation with one of our team representatives. Call Hammack Law Firm to start working with a construction accident lawyer serving Spartanburg today.