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Columbia Construction Accident Lawyer

Everyone understands that the Construction industry comes with certain physical demands on the body in terms of wear and tear, as well as a risk of traumatic injury. In both of these scenarios—whether the worker suffered an overuse injury or was struck by a piece of heavy machinery—they are owed workers’ compensation benefits by their employer. Unfortunately, securing this vital compensation is much harder than it should be, as employers and insurance carriers typically fight tooth and nail to limit payment and medical care. To win such a claim, you need an experienced attorney on your side. The Marc Brown Law Firm can help you successfully file a workers’ compensation claim, file an appeal if your claim gets denied, and take the matter to court by filing a lawsuit against your employer/insurance carrier if necessary.

Common Types of Construction Accidents

Whether you are a roofer, brick mason, carpenter, iron worker, electrician, crane operator, road worker, or any other type of contractor worker, you happen to work in one of the most injury-prone industries, which is likely not news to you. Common types of injury accidents/incidents include the following:

  • Struck by a passenger vehicle during road construction
  • Crushed by heavy machinery
  • Overuse injuries (also called repetitive strain injury) such as carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated disc, bursitis, tennis elbow, muscle strains/tears, or arthritis
  • Hearing loss
  • Falling from height
  • Trip and fall on the same level
  • Scaffolding collapse
  • Electric shock and burn injuries
  • Trench collapse

Compensation Available to Injured Construction Workers

Workers’ compensation benefits include temporary or permanent wage replacement, as well as medical care and vocational training. One of the pluses of workers’ comp is that you will receive these benefits relatively quickly, largely because you do not have to prove fault. Anyone, including yourself, or no one can be at fault for the accident or overuse injury and you can still file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, if another party (such as a driver, property owner, sub contractor, or other party) caused the incident, they can be held financially responsible by filing a personal injury claim against them. In fact, you can file a personal injury claim against them and file a workers’ compensation claim at the same time. However, you cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer unless their degree of culpability falls under the category of recklessness, which is often hard to prove, though not impossible. The benefit of a personal injury claim is that it allows you to collect full wage compensation as well as other damages, such as future lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more.

Call a Columbia Construction Worker Injury Attorney Today for Help

The world needs construction workers to do the necessary, yet often dangerous, jobs that keep society running. Your employer benefits financially from your labor as well, and they should be held financially accountable whenever you suffer any type of work accident or repetitive strain injury, regardless of fault. To get the benefits you deserve, call the Marc Brown Law Firm today at (803) 848-0008 to schedule a free consultation with a Columbia construction worker injury attorney.

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Meet Attorney Marc Brown

Marc Brown is an experienced personal injury and civil rights attorney serving clients throughout South Carolina and Georgia. Marc is motivated by the challenge of helping his clients solve their complex legal issues, and most importantly, he obtains favorable results. He is a caring and conscientious attorney who brings the experience and resources of a larger firm to his practices in Sumter and Columbia, SC.

A Personable & Dedicated South Carolina Attorney

As someone who has always had a keen sense of right and wrong and a desire to achieve excellence and fairness in all things, pursuing law was a natural career choice. After graduating with honors from the prestigious Emory University School of Law, Marc went on to become a dedicated litigator who focuses on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense cases.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing an attorney is a very important decision, but it can be difficult. When you choose the Marc Brown Law Firm, we do everything we can to keep you informed, put your needs first, and to make sure justice is served. Here are just a few reasons to choose us:

The Right Experience

Attorney Marc Brown has experience that matters. Prior to opening this law firm, Marc spent nearly a half a decade defending big insurance companies and large corporations in personal injury and commercial litigation matters across the United States. Marc knows exactly how insurance companies and corporations evaluate claims and what they look at when deciding to increase the amount they are willing to pay. He thinks outside the box to find additional or hidden opportunities for favorable results.

We’ll Come To You

After being injured in a serious accident, you need to focus on getting better. Serious accidents can be hard on an individual, physically and emotionally. The Marc Brown Law Firm is dedicated to fight for you while you recover. If you are unable to travel to our office for any reason, we will personally visit you! Just give us a call to talk whenever you may be in need of assistance. We’re here to help.

Clients First

At the Marc Brown Law Firm, we choose to put our clients first. Our clients are more than just a case number. We think of each of our clients as extended members of the family. We make sure to inform our clients of all their legal options and provide timely updates throughout the life their case.

24/7 Availability

We are available around the clock for our clients. If at any point we are unavailable, we promise to promptly respond to all messages within hours.

Dedicated

We work hard so that our clients receive the justice they deserve! When necessary, Attorney Marc Brown retains investigators, engineers, and other experts to help prove your case. Insurance companies are big, but Marc is experienced and resourceful. We fight for each of our clients so that you can receive the maximum compensation available to you.

No Fees Unless We Win*

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront cost to clients. You only pay lawyer fees when we win your case. This also means that your attorney is only paid a percentage of what is recovered for you. The Marc Brown Law Firm has a vested interest in ensuring that each of our clients receive the maximum recovery available to them. We are determined to fight tirelessly to recover for you.

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