South Carolina construction workers risk injuries every day ─ and some put their lives on the line. On-the-job injury is common in construction work, simply because it’s a high risk occupation. While state law requires workers’ compensation to cover construction accident injuries, victims often need legal help to receive the benefits to which they are entitled. The Mann Law Firm, P.A. can provide you with seasoned legal guidance.
According the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), four types of accidents, which OSHA calls the “fatal four,” top the list. Three out of five construction industry deaths in 2012 resulted from these causes:
Depending on what part of your body suffered injury and the degree of force involved, injuries can range from minor to serious, or even deadly. Serious injuries often involve one or more of the following:
A serious head injury can prevent you from working and result in lost wages. You need time to recover. If disability results from your injury, a workers compensation attorney can prevent the insurance company or your employer from trying to deny, delay or reduce your benefits. Other issues can also arise, such as your boss deciding you should return to work before you’ve recovered or expecting you to do heavy physical work that is too difficult given your injured condition.
Putting a strong advocate on your side protects your rights.
We know what barriers you can encounter with workers’ compensation claims and put our years of experience to work for you. While your industry puts you at risk for accidents, you don’t need to risk obtaining compensation for your injuries. Call our Greenville law firm at 864-326-0535 or contact us online.