Construction Workers Injuries

Injuries To Construction Workers

Construction Workers Comp Services

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From ladder and scaffolding falls, electrocutions and heavy equipment accidents to trench cave-ins, objects dropped from heights and defective tools, South Carolina construction workers face danger daily.

If you or a family member was injured on a construction site in Charleston or elsewhere in the state, turn to John Price Law Firm, LLC. Our founding construction workers comp lawyer, John Price, has been practicing law for more than 25 years. He and our legal team are here to help you pursue the medical care and money you need to move forward with life.

Serving All Workers Throughout SC

We help a wide range of construction site workers recover money for their lost wages, medical bills and other damages through workers’ compensation.

Types of construction workers we represent include:

  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Crane operators
  • Electricians
  • Forklift operators
  • Ironworkers
  • Machinery operators
  • Maintenance workers
  • Painter
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Welders

What To Do If You Have Experienced A Construction Site Injury

  1. When you experience an injury at your construction site you must seek medical attention immediately.
  2. Construction site workers should report any workplace injury quickly to their employer. If you hesitate to tell your employer about your incident you may be risking compensation for your injuries.
  3. After you report your injury your employer will carefully document all information having to do with your injury and then file a claim with the company’s insurance carrier. They will talk with all witnesses who may have been present at the time of the incident and write down any other details they think are important concerning your accident.
  4. When your employer‘s insurance company receives the claim they will look over the facts and make a decision to either approve or deny the claim.

Common Mistakes Made After A Construction Site Accident

A common mistake workers make after an accident on a job site is to not tell their employer about the incident right away. The problem with this is that your hesitation may call into question the credibility of your injury claim. Many people are also hesitant to report an on the job injury for fear of losing their job or because they believe their injury will get better with time. Unfortunately, their injury may worsen overtime, which is why reporting the incident promptly is so important.

Not reporting all of the injuries that have been sustained in a construction site accident is another mistake people make. It is very important to detail everything that is injured during your workplace accident. You should also make sure to report any symptoms experienced in the time period after the initial injury that resulted from the injury.

Lastly, many people do not receive proper treatment from their doctor after an on the job injury. Many believe they’re able to rest it off at home, but this could be costly. If you experience an injury on the construction site, you should make an appointment with your doctor right away.

If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury at the hands of a negligent party, do not hesitate to contact our experienced South Carolina personal injury attorneys.

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Construction sites are filled with activity, which presents dangers most workers do not have to contend with on a daily basis. However, construction sites pose a lot of hazards and that could result in serious injury. If you have been injured on a construction job, then the John Price Law Firm will assign you a workers’ comp attorney to help get the compensation you deserve. We will also investigate the claim and when that occurs, we will factor in the following when arriving at the right amount of compensation:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy
  • Time and cost of rehab
  • Ability to perform job duties

Injuries on a construction site could even lead to permanent disabilities. We can help you through this difficult time by getting you the compensation you deserve. Every construction site needs to follow specific protocol and if that is not followed, then they could be held liable. However, any work-related injury entitles you to compensation as long as there was no intoxication or drug use on your behalf. There are a lot of details to work through and it’s best to leave that to the professionals the John Price Law Firm. We can help with your construction accident workers comp claim in South Carolina.

Did You Suffer A Forklift Injury, Paralysis Or Other Harm?

John Price Law Firm, LLC will work with you, your medical doctor, your employer, the workers’ compensation insurance provider and all other parties to help you recover the compensation you deserve. If a third party (such as a subcontractor from a different company) caused your accident, you may also be able to file a personal injury claim.

We are available to help if you have suffered:

  • Amputation
  • Back injury
  • Brain injury
  • Burns
  • Crush injury
  • Electric shocks
  • Eye injury
  • Fractures/broken bones
  • Head injury
  • Hearing loss
  • Impalement
  • Knee injury
  • Neck injury
  • Shoulder injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Wrongful death

Free Consultation For Construction Workers Comp & Related Cases

No matter your situation, you can count on skilled and professional legal advice from the workers’ compensation lawyers at John Price Law Firm, LLC. Request a free initial consultation by calling our Charleston office at (843) 632-5672, or send us an email.

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Construction work is one of the most important and needed professions, but it is also one of the most dangerous. Because workers have to maneuver around large and sometimes high structures and work with heavy machinery, accidents can easily happen. Even with safety standards in play, dangerous injuries cannot always be helped. Some construction site accidents are more common than others. A few of the most common accidents include: electrocution, falling, getting caught in machinery or equipment, slips, vehicle accidents, repetitive motion injuries and ground collapses.


Because construction work is often completed near power sources, mistakenly hitting a powerline with machinery can be easily done. Although work sites set up signs and precautions to protect workers, electrocutions still happen.


The most common construction site injury is falls. They make up around 35% of all construction site accidents. These can be a fall from a ladder, roof, chimney, scaffolding etc. How severe the injury depends on the circumstances of the fall and how high off the ground the worker was when it happened. If proper safety equipment was not provided, the injuries can be much worse.

Machinery Accidents

Heavy machinery is often used on construction sites to build roads, level landscape and construct buildings. Most companies provide extensive training on these machines to ensure their worker’s safety. Unfortunately, even with training, accidents can occur. Machinery can malfunction or not perform as expected. In some cases, a person who was not trained properly hurts someone else on the job.

Slips or Trips

Construction sites are naturally cluttered spaces, even when workers try to keep materials organized. There are often many areas that present slipping and tripping hazards, which can result in injury.

Vehicle Accidents

Streets and highways are common construction areas. Traffic is usually slowed down or rerouted to limit access to the area being worked on. Unfortunately, there are some drivers who choose to disobey posted signs and drive recklessly past workers in these areas. This can result in significant injuries or even death to the individuals working at the site.

Repetitive Motion Injuries

This type of injury happens in many lines of work. When it comes to construction work, however, repetitive motion injuries can happen on a larger scale. Common repetitive motion injuries happen with the back, wrists, neck, joints and arms.

Ground Collapses

When excavating for a new building, crews must disturb large areas of soil, which can make the surrounding earth unstable. This can cause the ground to collapse, taking a worker with it. This can result in injury, entrapment or death.

The previously mentioned accidents can lead to an array of injuries, some even long-term and serious. If you have experienced any of these injuries, you may be eligible for compensation.

Meet Our Legal Team

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John Price


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Bobby Phipps

Managing Partner

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Benjamin A. Parker


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Heather A. Panter


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J. David Murrell


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Mark Redmond


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Matthew T. Douglas



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    John Price Law Firm, LLC offers convenience and accessibility, with two offices and two satellite locations in the Charleston area and surrounding counties of South Carolina. Most importantly, we offer compassionate representation with proven experience in personal injury and workers' compensation claims.