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Know your rights if you are injured on a construction site

After a work injury, you may be left with medical bills and other financial losses that can compromise your ability to care for your family and keep up with your expenses. If you suffered an injury on a construction site and have concerns about your recovery and future, you need an experienced lawyer by your side.

Construction sites are dangerous places to work, but you still have certain rights if you are hurt on the job. Workers' compensation benefits are for any South Carolina injured worker, regardless of job description or type of injury. With the help of an experienced workers' compensation attorney, you may obtain the money you need for a full recovery.

To what benefits are you entitled after a work accident?

According to workers' compensation law, injured workers are entitled to the following benefits after an accident:

  • Replacement of lost wages
  • Recompense for medical bills
  • Coverage of rehabilitation or therapy needs

The benefits available to a person will differ on a case-by-case basis, and an experienced workers' compensation attorney can fight for the amount you need for a full recovery. It is in your best interests to secure experienced counsel as soon as possible in the claims process, even before you file the initial claim.

The law is clear regarding the fact that you have a rightful claim to benefits after a construction site accident, but the process itself can be complex. If your claim is denied, delayed by your employer or you find it difficult to get the amount of money you need for medical care and continued recovery as an injured independent contractor, your legal ally will fight to ensure that your rights are upheld.

Third-party liability and your rights

In some cases, defective equipment or the negligence of a third party causes construction site accidents. In these circumstances, it may be appropriate to seek recovery through a personal injury claim in addition to your workers' compensation claim. A thorough evaluation of your case will reveal if this is an option for you.

It is important to get the full amount of compensation owed to you if you are hurt at work. You cannot recover from your accident without appropriate medical care and rehabilitation, and you have the right to fight for the support you need to get through this difficult time.

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