Greenville Construction Site Injury Lawyer

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.

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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.

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.

South Carolina Construction Site Injury Attorney

Based in Greenville, South Carolina, construction site injury attorney Ryan Montgomery handles serious and complex workers’ compensation and personal injury claims throughout the state of South Carolina with a focus on the Upstate.

If you or a loved one has been injured on a construction site, then schedule a free consultation with Columbia, SC Personal Injury Lawyer Ryan Montgomery to discuss your rights and protect your health, future and family.

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GreenVille - (864) 373-7333

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