Charleston Construction Accident Lawyers
Construction accidents are common, often involving injury to workers, owners, and others on the premises of a construction site. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, one out of every ten construction workers suffers a construction site injury every year.
At Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group, we understand the complexities of construction law and how to navigate the personal, financial, and legal aspects of construction cases. Construction accidents and injuries leave workers and their families confused and struggling to cope with expensive medical care, lost income, and difficult decisions. We are here to help answer your questions, evaluate your options, and represent your interests.
Slip and Trip Accidents
Slip / trip accidents are the most common accidents suffered on construction sites in the U.S., with a reported 22% of injuries resulting from a fall. Busy construction scenes with varied equipment and materials including scaffolding, cranes, and ladders creates an environment for even the most attentive workers to unexpectedly slip or trip, resulting in injuries. Bodily injury can result in significant limitation and permanent disability where a worker is no longer able to do jobs they were able to do before.
Cranes add an additional level of danger and possibility of injury on a construction scene. Crane-related injuries may occur as a result of improper design, maintenance, operation, or planning. In addition, if not properly managed and supervised, cranes can result in electrocution or other injury to other workers who may be struck or hurt by heavy payloads. Understanding safety protocols and determining who is at fault in a crane-related accident can require extensive investigation and experience. At Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group, we understand these complex issues and can provide answers.
Construction sites often require high voltage, creating an inherent danger of electrocution. For this reason, OSHA highly regulates work-place power grids. Electrocution often results in severe bodily injury or death, as well as extensive damage to property. Analyzing electrocution cases requires expertise and often, attorneys rely on the opinions of engineers and other experts to understand why an injury occurred and how it was preventable. Evidence related to such cases is often destroyed and obtaining expert opinions and preserving evidence is critically important.
Heavy Equipment Accidents
Construction workers frequently have to operate motor vehicles and heavy machinery while working on construction sites. Additionally, heavy machinery often involves coordination by multiple contractors and subcontractors involved in the use, rental, maintenance, and operation of on-site equipment. Understanding the duties and responsibilities of each contractor or subcontractor requires expertise.
Falls often have terrible consequences for workers and their families who provide their care. Falls from any height can result in serious injuries including broken bones, internal injury, and head trauma. Injuries from falls are not always obvious and often require extensive testing and medical expertise to understand and treat. Sometimes, the full extent of an injury from a fall is not immediately apparent. Falls can result in serious and permanent injuries and disabilities with life-changing consequences.
Consult with a Charleston Construction Accident Lawyer
Because of the complexities of construction site or workplace injuries, hiring experienced representation is very important. Investigations into the exact cause of an injury and determining who is responsible are crucial to getting relief and compensation. In addition, obtaining the correct medical care both in workers’ compensation and from qualified specialists can make the difference in whether you recover from an injury. The experienced team at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group is ready to answer your questions and direct your recovery. Please call our offices today at (843) 720-0810.The inclusion of specific practice areas on the Clawson & Staubes: Injury Group website is informational in nature and is not an exhaustive listing of the areas of law in which the attorneys at Clawson and Staubes practice. Nothing contained in this website is intended to compare the type or quality of our services to the type or quality of any other lawyer or law firm’s services or to imply specialization or certification by any organization not previously approved by the South Carolina or North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.