South Carolina Construction Accident Lawyers

Protecting construction workers from the cost of unnecessary risk

Negligence should never be a contributing factor to on-site job accidents. We’ll always do Right By You, defending your right to workplace and financial security. Simply call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us using our live chat and our team will get to work.
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HawkLaw’s team of construction accident attorneys offer experience, consultation, and support in the time of an accident.

Accidents on the job site will occur, but negligence should never be a contributing factor. Your health and well-being is top priority on a job site, and our job is to help you defend your right to workplace and financial security. As a digital-first law firm, your case can be initiated any time. We’ll always be there to do Right By You.

HawkLaw’s 'Right By You' construction injury legal process:

1. Talk to us

Call 888-HAWKLAW or talk to us via live chat and we’ll get to work right away. You take care of you and we’ll take care of the rest.

2. Building your case

Following our initial meeting, we’ll launch an investigation into how the injury occurred and assemble paperwork to help prove your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.

3. Initial negotiations

Once we have what we need to build a case for your claim, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.

 

Why Choose HawkLaw’s construction accident lawyers 

Construction sites have strict rules to enforce personal safety and secure work environments. Those rules align with our philosophy at HawkLaw, which follows the golden rule to look out for others as if they were your own.

Our construction accident law firm is built upon passion, experience, and dedication. We provide a shoulder to lean on and a guiding hand as you recover from your accident and seek rightful compensation for your injuries. We’re with you every step of the way in your fight. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.

Construction Injury - Workers Comp  

An on-the-job construction injury entitles you to worker’s compensation benefits. Regardless of fault for the accident, workers comp benefits are paid if the insurance company approves your claim.

But what do the benefits cover? Generally, workman’s comp benefits should cover: 

The amount of compensation you receive depends on how long you’re unable to work, and the type of injury you incur. Unfortunately, many insurers fight to resist paying out rightful compensation.

Compensation for a construction injury 

Current and future medical expenses

Medical expenses aren’t just the immediate cost of treating the injury. You’ll also need to pay for ongoing rehabilitation therapy to help reset any broken bones or retrain damaged muscles. 

Lost wages

There’s no question that, if you suffer an injury on the job site, you’re going to be forced to take time off from work to recover. This means you’ll lose money that will tighten your budget. Those lost wages should absolutely be part of your claim for compensation. 

Emotional Trauma

On top of the physical injury and rehabilitation is the emotional trauma that stems from the incident. It’s natural to feel afraid after experiencing a life-changing accident, which may prompt you to visit a therapist for mental health and support. 

Pain and suffering

As painful as the accident will feel at the time, there’s a very real possibility that you’ll live the rest of your life in some form of pain as a result of the injury. You should claim fair financial support to compensate for this ongoing suffering.

Common FAQs

South Carolina only affords you a short window of opportunity to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, so it is important to consult with a lawyer right away.  But if some time has passed since your injury, the law does provide some limited exceptions so you might not be out of luck.  Contact HawkLaw today to find out if you still have a viable claim.

The most common and, sometimes, deadly construction accidents are slip-and-falls either from scaffolding, cranes, and other high perched locations. Being struck by a blunt object or electrocuted by a live wire are also common causes of construction accidents that form the basis of construction accident lawsuits. 

If you can prove that a coworker or a subcontractor’s negligence contributed to your injury, in addition to your employer’s negligence, you can contact a construction accident legal firm to press a claim in addition to the worker’s compensation benefits you already receive.