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MYRTLE BEACH Construction accident ATTORNEYS

Why You Need the Top Lawyers in Construction Accidents

If you are a construction worker and suffered injuries while performing your job duties, you might be entitled to benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer. The Yates Firm could represent you in your case to help you pursue the money you’re owed for your medical care and other expenses.

Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be a time-consuming process. You must complete various forms, submit evidence of your injury, and meet all necessary deadlines. Although you might think the insurance adjuster is on your side, they’re not. Insurance carriers often look for valid reasons to deny someone’s claim to save money. The adjuster handling your claim might blame you for the accident or use the evidence they find to prove your injury isn’t real.

The Myrtle Beach construction accident lawyers of The Yates Firm can advocate for your rights and handle every legal aspect of your case on your behalf. We will deal with the insurance company directly, so you can focus on healing your injuries. We understand the serious nature of a construction accident and the debilitating injuries workers suffer. You can depend on us to fight by your side for the benefits you deserve.

For a free consultation with The Yates Firm, call us at 843.692.3237 today.

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CAUSES OF Construction
ACCIDENTS in Myrtle Beach

IN AN INJURY CLAIM...

slip and fall

Slip/Trip and Fall

Slip/trip and falls are common on construction sites. Employees often work on platforms and in areas full of scattered debris and construction materials. Anyone could slip on loose dirt or trip over a piece of wood and sustain an injury during the fall.

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Exposure to Toxic Substances

Construction workers often handle toxic chemicals, such as solvents, paint thinner, insulation materials, and hot tar. Whether an employee comes in direct physical contact, breathes in fumes, or accidentally ingests one of these chemicals, they could suffer a severe injury, develop a disease, or even die.

lighting bolt

Electrocution

Faulty electrical wiring can lead to electric shock and electrocution. Workers should wear gloves and other protective gear while handling wires. However, defective safety equipment or a lack of such equipment prevents construction workers from protecting themselves while on the job.

broken gears

Malfunctioning Equipment and Machinery

Cranes, bulldozers, and power tools must function correctly, so no one gets hurt. However, improper maintenance of equipment and machinery can cause them to malfunction, injuring the operator and anyone nearby.

ladder falls

Fall from Heights

Construction workers often work on elevated platforms and other areas high off the ground. Falling can be fatal, especially if the accident occurs from great heights. Typically, a dangerous fall results from inadequate safety gear or an unstable platform.

crane

Caught in Between Objects or Machinery

Heavy machinery is necessary to dig holes, remove waste from the construction site, and perform specific tasks. Operator inattention or error can cause someone walking by to become stuck between the machinery and another object. Or a malfunctioning crane could trap a person climbing up a ladder.

drilling

Lack of Training and Experience

Many construction workers lack the necessary experience and training to perform their job duties carefully and safely. Their employer could be at fault for the accident for negligently hiring someone inexperienced or failing to provide ongoing training for employees.

falling brick

Stuck by Failing Debris

Unsecured tools, debris, and other objects can fall from scaffolding or platforms to the ground below. If someone walks underneath, the object can strike them in the head or body, causing severe trauma.

Slip/trip and falls are common on construction sites. Employees often work on platforms and in areas full of scattered debris and construction materials. Anyone could slip on loose dirt or trip over a piece of wood and sustain an injury during the fall.

Construction workers often handle toxic chemicals, such as solvents, paint thinner, insulation materials, and hot tar. Whether an employee comes in direct physical contact, breathes in fumes, or accidentally ingests one of these chemicals, they could suffer a severe injury or develop a disease.

Faulty electrical wiring can lead to electric shock and electrocution. Workers should wear gloves and other protective gear while handling wires. However, defective safety equipment or a lack of such equipment prevents construction workers from protecting themselves while on the job.

Cranes, bulldozers, and power tools must function correctly, so no one gets hurt. However, improper maintenance of equipment and machinery can cause them to malfunction, injuring the operator and anyone nearby.

Construction workers often work on elevated platforms and other areas high off the ground. Falling can be fatal, especially if the accident occurs from great heights. Typically, a dangerous fall results from inadequate safety gear or an unstable platform.

Heavy machinery is necessary to dig holes, remove waste from the construction site, and perform specific tasks. Operator inattention or error can cause someone walking by to become stuck between the machinery and another object. Or a malfunctioning crane could trap a person climbing up a ladder.

Many construction workers lack the necessary experience and training to perform their job duties carefully and safely. Their employer could be at fault for the accident for negligently hiring someone inexperienced or failing to provide ongoing training for employees.

Unsecured tools, debris, and other objects can fall from scaffolding or platforms to the ground below. If someone walks underneath, the object can strike them in the head or body, causing severe trauma.

COMPENSATION FOR
Construction accident VICTIMS

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$4,100,000

Total Recovered

recovered for family that suffered serious injuries in a tragic event

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$4,000,000

Total Recovered

for a client hit head-on by a commercial vehicle

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$90,000

Total Recovered

for a client who fell off the roof while working construction

A surviving spouse, child, or another dependent could be entitled to death benefits for losing their loved one in a construction accident. Death benefits pay two-thirds of the deceased individual’s average weekly wage for up to 500 weeks. Benefits also include compensation for burial and funeral expenses.

$4,100,000 ​ ​
Total Recovered recovered for family that suffered serious injuries in a tragic event​

$4,000,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client hit head-on by a commercial vehicle​

$90,000 ​
Total Recovered for a client who fell off the roof while working construction​

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

IN Contruction accident CLAIMS...

At The Yates Firm, we know the long-term consequences of an on-the-job injury. You could face significant financial strain if you can’t return to work or earn your usual income. Your medical condition could also prevent you from caring for yourself or your family.

We know how much you’ve suffered since the construction accident. You can depend on us to take on the responsibility of your claim so you can focus on your medical treatment. We will file the claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer and pursue the maximum benefits you deserve.

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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I'VE BEEN HURT IN A

Construction accident IN MYRTLE BEACH?

01

SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE
You should go to the hospital after the construction accident. Even if your injury is minor, you need to seek medical attention to determine the treatment necessary to heal. A visit to the hospital or your medical provider also gives you the evidence you need to prove the accident caused your injury.

02

NOTIFY YOUR EMPLOYER
You should inform your employer of your injury as soon as possible. It’s best to provide a written statement of how the accident occurred and other relevant details. State law requires injured workers to give notice of an on-the-job accident within 90 days to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

03

FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR DOCTORS
After your initial emergency room visit, follow up with all recommended doctors appointments. You must be treated by a healthcare professional approved by your employer or their insurance carrier to receive medical benefits. If you choose to see a physician who isn’t on the approved list, you could end up paying out of pocket for those bills.

04

HIRE AN ATTORNEY
Consult an experienced Myrtle Beach construction accident attorney from The Yates Firm before filing your claim. We can file the claim on your behalf and submit the evidence we find to show you deserve benefit payments. You won’t have to worry about talking to the insurance company yourself or figuring out where to look for evidence. Let us handle all of that for you.

 

05

MAINTAIN DOCUMENTATION RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT
Consult an experienced Myrtle Beach construction accident attorney from The Yates Firm before filing your claim. We can file the claim on your behalf and submit the evidence we find to show you deserve benefit payments. You won’t have to worry about talking to the insurance company yourself or figuring out where to look for evidence. Let us handle all of that for you.

 

06

CONTACT US
If you sustained an injury in a construction accident, contact The Yates Firm for a free consultation with one of our Myrtle Beach construction accident lawyers. We will work hard to recover the workers’ compensation benefits you need to pay for your medical treatment and compensate you for your lost wages.

Call 843.692.3237 today or reach out to us online.

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