CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

After a serious construction accident, the construction company, its insurance company and the workers’ compensation system will not necessarily be on your side. If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident, it is critical to have a lawyer on your side, someone you can trust to help you through the legal process.At the law firm of Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC, we can help you.

Attorney Ryan Montgomery represents clients in Greenville and throughout upstate South Carolina in construction accident claims, including workers’ compensation claims and third-party liability claims for construction workers who have suffered all types of injuries, including lifting injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Ryan Montgomery vigorously pursues maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims. He understands that a serious injury can result in significant medical bills, lost wages and other losses. As a client of Mr. Montgomery, you will have a skilled and dedicated advocate on your side. A person injured on a construction site may be able to file two different types of South Carolina claims. If the injury is a result of someone else’s negligence then a lawsuit may be appropriate. If the injury occurred while on the job then a construction injury workers’ compensation claim is appropriate.

Safety Equipment, Proper Procedures Essential

Workers more than six feet above the ground or at a lower level are at risk for death or serious injury in the event of a fall. Anyone working at a height of six feet or above needs to be provided with the fall safety equipment that is appropriate for the job at hand. Depending on the context, this may mean a guardrail system, a safety net system or a personal fall arrest harness. It almost goes without saying that all fall protection equipment should be kept in good condition and workers should be trained in its use.

Preventing falls is not just a matter of equipment though. Every construction employer should have a written fall prevention plan. Before each project, potential fall hazards should be identified, and daily walk-around should be conducted to map new potential hazards as they arise. When something has to be done at a height of over six feet, if possible, potential fall risk should be eliminated completely by rescheduling the task, isolating the task or changing the task.

Liability For South Carolina Construction Falls
The South Carolina workers’ compensation system ensures that there are resources available to pay for wage replacement and medical benefits for employees who are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation is a trade off that is generally good for both workers and employers. In return for giving up the right to sue their employers, workers receive workers’ comp payments regardless of fault so long as they can prove the injury is work-related. Workers get the benefit of a guaranteed pool of resources, and employers escape the shadow of unpredictable liability.

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Liability Of A Third Party In Construction Accident

If someone else other than your employer is responsible for your injury then you may be able to file a lawsuit or claim to recover damages for their negligence or altering equipment, etc. For more information, please schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.

Workers’ Compensation
The workers’ compensation system often results in denied claims or compensation that is woefully inadequate to cover the extent of injuries involved. Attorney Ryan Montgomery can protect your interests throughout the workers’ compensation process, including any appeals involved, to help ensure that you receive the full extent of compensation you need.

Third-Party Liability Claims
Workers’ comp law prohibits injured workers from bringing civil claims against their employers. However, if your personal injury can be traced to some negligence committed by someone who is not your employer or a co-worker, you could have a third-party liability claim. This is just like any personal injury claim that can include individual negligence, product liability or related lawsuit. In many cases, a third-party liability claim is the only means by which an injured construction worker can obtain full compensation to cover all the costs and losses associated with long-term injuries.

Types Of Construction Accidents

At Ryan Montgomery, Attorney at Law, LLC, we represent clients who have suffered all types of injuries, including:

Construction workers are exposed to a wide range of work hazards that can cause serious or fatal injuries, including:

  • Ladder falls, roof falls and scaffold falls: Falls from heights are among the most common construction accidents, and they often lead to serious injuries.
  • Electrical injuries: We handle personal injury claims involving electrical shock injuries and electrical fires, and wrongful death claims involving construction site electrocutions.
  • Other construction site accident injuries: We also represent clients who have suffered serious injuries from welding accidentschemical spills and related accidents.

Contact A Greenville Injury Lawyer
To schedule your free consultation with Greenville Construction Accidents Lawyer Ryan Montgomery, dial (864) 362-2154 today for a free consultation. You may also contact him by email.

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