Assisting Construction Workers After Workplace Injuries Or Illnesses
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. The Department of Labor estimates that four out of every 10 construction workers are injured each year. With a high probability of injury, construction workers need to know their rights if they are injured on site.
Chandler Law Firm has helped South Carolina workers secure workers’ compensation benefits since 1999. If you are injured on the job, our skilled lawyers can evaluate your claim, gather supporting evidence or represent your case during an appeal. Our goal is to help you gain the benefits you need to protect your health and financial security. Call our Myrtle Beach office at 843-448-HELP (4357) to schedule a free initial case consultation with our caring attorneys.
Compensation For Work-Related Illnesses And Injuries
Workers’ compensation benefits employees after traumatic injuries and workplace-related illnesses. This protects you from a range of health concerns as long as you can prove your job caused or worsened your condition. We regularly represent construction workers facing:
- Respiratory diseases
- Brain injuries
- Back, neck or spine trauma
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Amputated limbs, fingers or toes
- Hearing loss
- Adverse reactions to extreme heat
- Muscle or joint damage from repetitive use
We also help families file wrongful death claims when they lose loved ones in construction accidents.
Read what steps we recommend taking after a workplace accident to protect your rights to workers’ compensation benefits.
Identifying Potential Third-Party Claims
Some accidents may be the result of another party’s negligence. Our legal team can evaluate whether someone such as a property owner or equipment manufacturer contributed to your injury. This could be a faulty piece of machinery that backfires or dangerous ice on site that causes a slip-and-fall.
Unlike workers’ compensation, fault does matter in a third-party personal injury suit. We will determine the relative fault of each party to decide whether you should file a third-party claim.
Depending on your circumstances, you may pursue both workers’ compensation benefits and a third-party claim simultaneously as long as you are not attempting to sue your employer. You cannot sue your employer and collect workers’ compensation.
Contact Our Skilled Legal Team For Assistance
If you face a construction-related injury or illness, Chandler Law Firm can provide the skilled legal support you and your family need. Call us at 843-448-HELP (4357) to schedule a free initial case consultation or contact our firm online.
We address cases on a contingency fee basis. We are paid only if we collect compensation on your behalf.