Are you looking for a construction accident injury lawyer?
Were you injured while on a job at a construction site?
Have you lost a loved one to a construction site accident?
Thomas Creech is a construction accident injury lawyer in Greenville, S.C. who represents individuals who have been injured at a construction site. We also represent families who have lost a loved one at a construction site. Our law firm is here to represent you in your construction site injury claim for your injuries caused by a negligent or careless third party that is responsible for your accident.
Your construction site accident injury claim may not be limited to just workers compensation.
When you are injured on a construction site while you are working, there are two potential sources of compensation for your injuries: 1. workers compensation and 2. a “third party” claim. First off, understand, your construction site accident injury claim may be eligible for compensation over and above traditional workers compensation. So, as to worker compensation, if you suffered an injury on a construction site – even if that injury was caused by someone other than your employer – you can still file a claim for workers compensation. However, in addition to workers compensation, you may be able to seek additional compensation and also file a claim against the third party who was not your employer that caused your construction site injury. For example, if you are working on a construction site and a careless dump truck driver runs into you breaking your leg, you may be able to file a claim for workers compensation under your employer’s insurance AND you may be able to file a claim against the company that employed the dump truck driver who actually caused your injury for damages not covered by workers compensation. For more on what those damages would be, keep reading below.
After you have been injured at a construction site, you may have required an extensive hospitalization. And as you begin to recuperate, you may not even know where to start the legal process. Reach out to us at the Thomas Creech Law Offices to speak with our construction site accident injury lawyer. Call us today and tell us about your situation. You will receive a free consultation with our construction accident injury lawyer. The free consultation will give you the knowledge you need in deciding to move forward with your claim. Trust your case with us and we will advocate for you.
Construction sites have the potential to be very dangerous. Construction work is inherently hazardous and if its done negligently, serious injuries can occur without warning and without opportunity for a worker to protect himself or herself.
An unsafe construction job can be more common than you think. Although safety precautions have been implemented, there are injuries and fatalities still occurring. According to OSHA, in 2015, there were 4,836 workers killed on the job. More than half of these happened in the construction industry. The four main reasons (known as the Fatal Four) linked to injuries were falls, struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between.
Accidents happen often. Recently, a construction accident occurred in the Greenville, SC area when a worker at a new home site was killed by a broken pulley system. The pulley came loose and dropped down, hitting the victim in the head.
The most common injuries and causes sustained from construction site accidents are:
- Falls from scaffolding or high elevation.
- Slips, trips, or falls
- Electrocutions and electrical hazards
- Falling objects, materials or other debri
- Getting caught in between objects or materials
- Fires and explosions
- Machinery Accidents
- Getting hit by a vehicle or truck
- Trench Collapse
- Inadequate protective equipment
- Defective machinery
- Unsafe major equipment
- Unsafe means of access and places of work
- Excavation hazards and risks
Why do you need a Construction Accident Injury Lawyer?
Although most construction site injuries are covered under Workers’ Compensation, there may be other damages that you may seek compensation for against others beside your employer. That is, a construction site injury may have been caused by someone other than your employer and you would not be limited by workers compensation in your construction site injury claim. This third party claim would be in addition to workers compensation. In this claim, you could seek to recover damages, such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, that are not covered by workers compensation.
A construction site injury may have been caused by another contractor, a property owner, a manufacturer, a subcontractor, architects, planners, designers, or operators of equipment like heavy equipment, cranes, tractors, or earth movers. You may have been injured by a defective product on the construction site that would give rise to a construction accident injury claim. If you have received a construction accident injury as a result of the negligence of someone else not your employer, then you may be able to bring a third party claim for damages not covered by workers compensation. We also represent families of workers who have lost their lives in a construction site accident.
If you have been injured on a construction site, call us and we can help you determine if you have a claim that is outside of workers compensation for which you may be entitled to a monetary award for damages.
Thomas Creech is a construction accident injury lawyer that can help you understand your rights involved in a construction site accident injury and whether you have a claim involving your injury. Call us so we can get started on your case immediately. Trust your case with us so that we can advocate for you!