Lexington, SC Personal Injury Attorneys
Construction Accidents

Lexington, SC Construction Accident Attorneys

Well-Versed in Industry Dangers in South Carolina

The construction industry is known to be one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. There are countless dangers workers can encounter on a typical day at work, from dealing with heavy machinery that can malfunction and fall over, to working from high places and in buildings in danger of collapse. However, just because you’re working in a dangerous field doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve to be protected while on site. Individuals injured in construction accidents deserve to pursue financial compensation for damages if their accident was caused by negligence, whether on the part of employers, equipment manufacturers, property owners, or some other involved party. At The Rick Hall Law Firm, LLC, our team is on the side of everyday individuals, families, and workers. Having served South Carolina faithfully for more than 35 years, our Lexington, SC construction accident attorneys provide local clients with in-depth service they can trust.

Contact us online or by phone at (803) 590-9900 to schedule your free consultation – if you’re unable to come to the office, we can come to you at home or in the hospital for your convenience.

Industry Dangers that Cause Accidents

Though federal and state governments regulate the construction industry in an effort to protect their workers, sometimes employers and other parties cut corners to save money and time, which can put workers at risk of injury and sometimes, death.

Common causes of construction site accidents include:

  • Fires and explosions: Construction sites often involve explosive or combustible hazards like leaking pipes, exposed wiring, and more. Sometimes projects require the use of explosives on-site. Explosions can cause devastating burns that cost thousands of dollars in surgeries to heal.
  • Falling objects: Construction workers are constantly moving around on scaffolding, roofs, and platforms, and sometimes they may knock over equipment, ladders, or other objects that can strike a worker below. These types of accidents frequently caused head and brain injuries that can impair a person for the rest of their life.
  • Poorly maintained or defective equipment: Workers operate dangerous, heavy machinery that can cause serious injuries and fatalities if the equipment malfunctions or is used incorrectly. For example, a poorly-made forklift can topple over and crush a worker beneath it, breaking their bones or killing them instantly.
  • Slip and falls: One of the most common types of accidents, slip and falls can occur on construction sites over mounds and flooring, but also from dangerous heights like cranes, roofs, ladders, bridges, scaffolding, and more. Construction workers can fall as a result of crane operator errors or inadequate safety precautions.
  • Respiratory disease: Toxic chemicals and substances can frequently be found on construction sites where dust, dirt, and other chemicals mix in the air. Workers can be infected or acquire more serious diseases from breathing in these chemicals.
  • Overexertion: Workers can become injured if they are pushed to exhaustion or are working in dangerous weather conditions, such as during hot days that can cause heat-related injuries. Some overexertion injuries can develop over time as workers make the same repetitive movements.
  • Structural collapse: Unfortunately, buildings, trenches, and tunnels can be unsteady and collapse anytime, including onto workers in the vicinity. Structural collapse can be caused by extreme weather and in demolition projects.

Who is Liable in a Construction Accident?

Construction accidents can cause a variety of injuries, from cuts and lacerations, broken bones, and burns, to amputation, join injuries, paralysis, respiratory damage, and brain injuries.

Determining liability in a construction site accident can be complicated because multiple parties may be at fault. Only an experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to investigate an accident and pinpoint the cause.

Common parties who can be found at-fault for construction accidents include:

  • Construction site owners who control the premises
  • Designs professionals, including engineers and architects
  • Construction site managers and foremen
  • Insurance companies
  • Manufacturers
  • General contractors

Construction companies are protected by their own team of lawyers, which is why it’s essential that you hire a lawyer if you wish to file a successful injury claim. Our team cares for our clients and fights for their right to compensation if they’ve been harmed by another party’s negligence.

Call our Lexington, SC construction accident attorneys at (803) 590-9900 to schedule your free consultation.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • He takes your case personally

    “Rick Hall represented my family in a case that involved the wrongful death of our mother. I can tell you, from my heart, that this man and his staff care deeply.”

    - Vivian G.
  • This man doesn't back down

    “He's the best lawyer I've ever had. He stuck by me and my daughter for 5 years until he got her the justice she deserved after a medical malpractice incident when she was still a newborn.”

    - Ashley L.
  • You will not be disappointed

    “His staff and The man himself are always on your side. I can say this thing`s because he represented Me and my family, I can say this one thing.”

    - Tonya R.
  • He goes above and beyond

    “Great experience dealing with Mr. Hall. He kept me informed of everything that was happening and went above and beyond. Highly recommend his services.”

    - Janet B.
  • Rick is second to none

    “Rick is a tireless advocate for his clients. He does the hard work to make sure his clients get full value for their case. Rick is second to none.”

    - Brian M.

Settlements & Verdicts

  • $2,000,000 Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death and survival action in which our client’s husband was killed after being struck by a tractor that had just collided with a wide load.

  • $1,000,000 Defective Product

    The plaintiff and her two children, causing severe burns which resulted in extensive burn treatment, including skin grafts.

  • $550,000 Severe Burn

    The plaintiff was struck in the neck by a shell fired from a defective Sixteen Shot Super Stallion causing severe burn injuries to neck that required multiple surgeries.

  • $550,000 Neck Injury

    The client suffered severe neck injury due to a rear-end collision.

  • $550,000 Negligently Performed Hip Operation

    The client suffered as a result of a negligently performed hip operation.

  • $525,000 Tractor-Trailer Collision

    The plaintiff suffered neck pain and injury. Plaintiff was hit by a tractor-trailer whose driver was talking on the cell phone and not paying attention.

  • $375,000 Loss of the Child’s Eye.

    Claim against a toy company after the defendant was hit in the eye with a “Ninja Star” plastic toy, resulting in the loss of the child’s eye.

  • $277,704 Poor Workmanship, Arbitration Award

    The homeowner was left to deal with serious construction defects due to the builder's poor workmanship.

  • Confidential Settlement Wrongful Death

    Nursing home negligence case where the plaintiff’s mother died of severe dehydration as she was not given water to drink and not cared for at all by the nursing home staff.

  • Confidential Settlement Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death and survival action arising out of the tragic death of a teenager after taking a mind-altering, behavior-modifying, psychopharmacologic drug.